HWB Dish: Brackman Loses Control

North Shore 11, Waikiki 1

Waikiki righthander Andrew Brackman (Yankees) lost his control against North Shore on Wednesday night, walking seven. Brackman lasted only 3 1/3 innings in giving up seven runs and striking out six.

Brackman had been solid his last few outings, mainly because he had found his control after struggling early. Brackman allowed only three hits in the game, but the walks were too much to overcome and gave him his fourth loss of the winter.

North Shore’s offense got multiple contributions. The offense was led by designated hitter Ryan Kalish (Red Sox) 1-for-2 with two runs, an RBI, three walks, and two stolen bases. Kalish now leads the HWB league with 12 stolen bases this winter. Honu left fielder Matt McBride (Indians) went 3-for-5 with a run, a double and two RBIs to lead North Shore.

Honolulu 0, West Oahu 0 (9 Innings, Called as a Tie)

Honolulu left hander Jonathan Venters (Braves) got the game’s pitching off on a good foot, going five innings, three hits, no runs or walks, and five RBIs. The Sharks bullpen then took over going four combined scoreless innings in allowing only two hits. Right hander Austin Chambliss (Rockies) led the bullpen for the Sharks in firing 1 1/3 innings and striking out one.

West Oahu started right hander Fumikazu Kimura (Seibu Lions), and he was even better in going five innings and allowing one run and striking out four. The CaneFires bullpen then matched the Sharks going four innings allowing no runs. Pirates righthanded reliever Harrison Bishop went 2 2/3 allowing no runs, one hit and three strikeouts.