Honolulu Little League advanced to the winners bracket of the 2022 Little League World Series with a 12-0 victory over New York’s Massapequa Coast Little League on Friday.
Honolulu improved to 2-0 in 2022 LLWS play, winning both games in five innings via mercy rule. On Wednesday, it opened with an 11-1 win over Washington’s Bonney Lake/Sumner Little League.
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On Friday, HLL had 13 hits as a team, led by a pair of home runs from leadoff hitter and shortstop Kekoa Payanal.
On the mound, ace Jaron Lancaster and No. 2 pitcher Cohen Sakamoto threw a combined no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks. It is the first no-hitter a Hawaii team has thrown in Little League World Series history.
Next up for Honolulu is a game against Pearland Little League of Texas on Monday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. HST on ESPN2.