So far, the Little League Baseball state minors tournament has turned into the Kailyn Barrett Show.
The Waipio pitcher won for the second time in as many days and drove in three more runs Saturday in Waimea as the Oahu powerhouse defeated Hilo 12-4.
Barrett’s two-run triple highlighted a five-run first inning, and Waipio tacked on four runs in the top of the fourth to take a commanding 9-0 lead in the double-elimination tourney for players ages 9-10.
Vincent Ogasawara also drove in three runs, roping his own two-run triple in the fifth inning, while Aaron Ujimori went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and one RBI.
Barrett, who also doubled, gave up just one hit and no walks in 1 2⁄3 innings. She struck out four batters for a Waipio team that will face the Kaneohe Maroon at 10 a.m. today in a battle of undefeated teams.
Over two days, Barrett has six RBIs, and she hasn’t given up a run in 3 2⁄3 innings.
Hilo’s Ocean Gabonia, who gave up five runs on four hits in two-thirds innings, took the loss.
Big Island champion Hilo scored four runs on just one hit in the fourth inning, taking advantage of seven walks by Waipio pitchers.
Kue Martin, Paul Anthony and Kahiau Vincent each had a single for Hilo, which will play Oahu’s Aiea at 1:30 p.m. today in an elimination game.
Waipio 500 421 — 12 15
Hilo 000 400 — 4 3
c Aiea 4, Central East Maui 1: Joseph Canosa pitched 4 2⁄3 scoreless innings for Aiea, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out three.
Kyle Hyun and Shane Ota each went 2-for-3, while Toni Kato stroked an RBI double in Aiea’s three-run fifth inning.
Teva Pimental pitched well for Central East Maui but suffered the loss. In four innings, he allowed just one run on four hits, striking out six and walking none.
At the plate, Pimental collected two hits, while Dylan Mahuna and Kaaimoku Dukelow had doubles.
Tristan Aplanalp singled and scored Central East Maui’s lone run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and Jarrett Harper added a single.
Central East Maui 000 001 — 1 6
Aiea 010 03x — 4 12