HWB Dish: Brackman Impressive Again

North Shore 6, West Oahu 3 (7 Innings)

North Shore short stop Kyle Martin (Royals) went 2-for-3 with a run and a three run homer. Martin’s homer was the fifth of the HWB league season, giving him the overall lead in the category. North Shore right hander Christopher Hicks (Astros) got the win in relief going 2 1/3 innings allowing no runs and striking out two. West Oahu third baseman Tyler Henson (Orioles) went 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs. West Oahu center fielder Gregory Burns (Marlins) stole his tenth base of the winter season, tyling him for the HWB league lead in stolen bases.

Waikiki 5, Honolulu 2

Right hander Andrew Brackman (Yankees) went six innings allowing two runs (one earned) to get his third win of the winter season for Waikiki. Brackman has struggled with command at times in the HWB league. However, control was not a problem Thursday night as he allowed only four hits and one walk, while striking out seven. Waikiki right hander Jordan Pratt (Dodgers) went two innings allowing no hits or runs, and five strikeouts. BeachBoys catcher Buster Posey (Giants) went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. First baseman Yonder Alonso (Reds) had another good game for Waikiki going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. The big blow for the BeachBoys came from second baseman Damon Sublett (Yankees) who went 2-for-4 with two runs and a two-run homer. Sharks right hander Satoshi Nagai (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles) matched Brackman for six innings allowing only two runs before handing it to the bullpen which failed to keep the game tied. Nagai allowed seven hits with no walks and striking out eleven. Nagai’s ERA now stands at an outstanding 1.80 in the HWB league season.