Waikiki 5, West Oahu 1
Waikiki won its first ever HWB league title on Sunday with a 5-1 victory over West Oahu. Waikiki catcher Buster Posey (Giants) finished off an outstanding winter campaign with a 2-for-3 night. Posey’s three-run homer in the seventh put the game away for the BeachBoys and hit his first home run of the winter. Posey finshed the HWB league regular season fourth in hitting at .338. Waikiki center fielder James McOwen (Mariners) went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and third baseman Marquez Smith (Cubs) added a 2-for-4 night with a run and two doubles in the win. BeachBoys left hander Mitsuo Yoshikawa (Nippon Ham Fighters) finished off a solid winter campaign going five innings giving up four hits, one run, and striking out six. Yoshikawa had a HWB league regular season ERA of 4.55 with three wins. BeachBoys right hander Steven Richard (Mariners) finished the game by going four innings allowing one hit, no runs, and striking out two. Richards finished the HWB league regular season with a 1.93 ERA but this was his first HWB league save. West Oahu second baseman Mark Hallberg (Diamondbacks) finsihed the game going 2-for-4. Hallberg finished the HWB league regular season at .362, good for third in the HWB league.