Hawaii Winter Baseball Underway

Hawaii Winter Baseball began Saturday with the North Shore Honu against the West Oahu CaneFires and Waikiki BeacbBoys against the Honolulu Sharks.

First baseman Chris Errecart (Brewers) paced a four-run fourth inning for North Shore with a three-run homer that led to an 8-5 victory. He finished the day 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Waikiki shut out Honolulu 7-0 thanks to strong outings by seven pitchers. Righthander Yutaka Tamaki was most impressive, striking out four of the six batters he faced.

On Sunday, third baseman Mat Gamel (Brewers) launched two late home runs to help North Shore rally past Waikiki 8-3.

The other Sunday match-up was also decided by a scored of 8-3 with Honolulu beating Waikiki. Eight different Honolulu players had a hit, but Waikiki had three errors and the Sharks only needed two official RBIs to get the victory. Brandon Snyder (Orioles) had a hit and played his second game at third base, after splitting the 2007 regular season between first base and DH.