HWB Dish: Stinson Starts Strong

Honolulu 3, Waikiki 1

Twenty-year-old Mets righthander Josh Stinson (2-0) threw four scoreless innings to lead Honolulu to a 3-1 victory over Waikiki. Stinson leads Hawaii Winter Baseball with a 0.87 ERA after three games (two starts). The Sharks’ offense was provided by Phillies outfielder Dominic Brown, who went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs. Sharks third baseman Darin Holcomb (Rockies) also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. The Beach Boys lone run came off the bat of Reds first round pick from this season firstbaseman Yonder Alonso. Alonso hit his first professional home run, a solo shot in the seventh.

North Shore 13, West Oahu 6

The Honu got plenty of offense in Wednesday’s game en route to a 13-6 rout of West Oahu. Leading the he Honu offense was Royals second baseman Kurt Mertins, who went 2-for-2 with three runs and four RBIs including a home run and a stolen base. Mertins got plenty of help from his teammates in the game; left fielder Matt McBride (Indians) went 2-for-4 with three runs and a two-run homer, third baseman Kyle Martin (Royals) went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs in the contest. The CaneFires offense was led by Pirates secondbaseman Jim Negrych, who went 2-for-5 with two runs and a double, and rightfielder Kyle Peter (Tigers) went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.