HWB Dish: Rain Finally Ends

West Oahu 8, North Shore 2

Following a couple of days of rainouts the HWB league returned to action on Tuesday night. West Oahu and North Shore were tied 2-2 going into the ninth, thanks in no small part to the teams starting pitchers. West Oahu got six runs in the ninth to blow the game open and get the victory 8-2. CaneFires lefthander Chris Cody (Brewers) went five scoreless innings allowing only four baserunners and striking out four. Cody was matched by Honu lefthander Jose Capellan (Red Sox), a major league Rule 5 pick a year ago by the Giants. Capellan went five scoreless allowing only three baserunners and striking out three. West Oahu centerfielder Kyle Peter (Tigers) went 4-for-5 from the leadoff spot to spark the CaneFires. Peter also stole his ninth base of the winter season ranking him second in HWB. West Oahu shortstop Mark Hallberg (Diamondbacks) went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs, and left fielder Logan Schafer (Brewers) went 2-for-4 with two runs. Honu left fielder Matt McBride (Indians) went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the loss. Honu righthander Brett Hunter (A’s) took the loss allowing six runs (five earned) in a third of an inning.

Waikiki 12, Honolulu 9

Honolulu had a great night on offense Tuesday, but Waikiki was just a bit better. Waikiki had big offensive nights from several of its key prospects. Giants catching prospect Buster Posey continued his hot hitting going 2-for-3 with three RBIs to improve his HWB batting average to .481 through 27 at-bats. BeachBoys second baseman Tony Thomas (Cubs) went 1-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBIs. The triple by Thomas was his fifth in the HWB league, and he is the outright leader in that category. Shortstop Todd Frazier (Reds) hit a solo homer for Waikiki. Beachboys right fielder Alfredo Silverio (Dodgers) had a 3-for-5 night with three runs scored, and center fielder James McOwen (Mariners) added a 2-for-3 game with two runs, a double, triple, and three RBIs. Waikiki used all that offense to combine with fifteen walks by Honolulu pitchers to gain the advantage and win the 12-9 slugfest. Honlulu’s offense was pretty impressive as well, led by second baseman Brad Emaus (Blue Jays) who went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a double, and a solo homer. Sharks right fielder Dominic Brown (Phillies) had a good night as well, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.