HWB Dish: Weekend Recap

Friday’s scores
Waikiki 3, North Shore 1
Honolulu 9, West Oahu 1

Saturday’s scores
North Shore 7, Waikiki 6
West Oahu 8, Honolulu 1

Sunday’s scores
Waikiki 6, North Shore 4
Honolulu 7, West Oahu 3

When Yankees 2007 first-round draft pick Andrew Brackman made his pro debut in Hawaii, it was hardly a night to remember.

The righthander didn’t even last three innings and, while one AL scout said he looked healthy, Brackman still showed a lot of rust. (Brackman had not pitched competitively since May 2007 after undergoing Tommy John surgery following his junior season at North Carolina State.)

Fortunately for Brackman, Hawaii Winter Baseball became much more enjoyable Friday night as he delivered five scoreless innings in a 3-1 Waikiki win against North Shore. He yielded only three hits, struck out five and walked one for the win.

The North Shore Honu put up seven runs on Saturday night, edging the Waikiki BeachBoys, 7-6 by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The offense was led by designated hitter Jason Castro (Astros) who went 4-for-5 with two doubles. Castro currently leads the league with a .438 batting average. Center fielder Corey Brown (Athletics) chipped in by going 2-for-4 with a double of his own and his teammate, both in the regular season and in Hawaii, first baseman Chris Carter, went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.

Outfielder Caleb Gindl (Brewers) had a great weekend at the plate, going 4-for-10 with a home run for the West Oahu CaneFires, while Waikiki BeachBoys catcher Buster Posey (Giants) went 4-for-7 with two walks. On Sunday night, Honolulu Sharks outfielder Michael Taylor (Phillies) went 3-for-4 with a double, raising his HWB line to .263/.417/.474.