Kurt Suzuki, Maui Native and catcher for the Washington Nationals is playing on baseball’s biggest stage: the 2019 World Series! A very humble Suzuki is hoping to bring the title to not only Washington, but home to the islands. As a role model for so many children he hopes to show them that anything is possible!
Washington edged out the Astros last night with a score of 5-4. Suzuki helped contribute in the 5th when he was walked and singled in by Victor Robles. Game 2 is today at 2:00 pm HST.
Win or lose, Maui and the islands are so proud of Kurt’s accomplishments! We will be watching and cheering throughout the series!
Congratulations to the Central East Maui players for their fourth place finish at the Little League World Series. This is the first Maui team to make it to the Little League World Series. The LLWS is held each year in Williamsport, PA..
The team made it all the way to the championship game but fell short. More than 6,500 teams compete in the Little League program trying to earn a spot in the LLWS in Williamsport. Maui Mayor Victorino was in attendance for the weekend games along with his former Major League play Shane Victorino.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and families on their successful season!
Congratulations to the Honolulu Little League boys baseball team for their 8-3 victory over Michigan to advance at the Little League World Series.
Michigan had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning. After a 6 run inning in the second, Honolulu never looked back. Michigan had runners in scoring position, but were unable to capitalize after Honolulu changed pitchers.
With this win the team advances to the next round. They battle against New York on Wednesday. Congratulations again on your advancement and best of luck for the remainder of the tournament!
Our neighbor, Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki, was hit by a pitch Friday in the hand during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 4th inning. Suzuki was able to remain in the game an additional two innings before finally having to be replaced.
Suzuki is bruised up pretty good. He is hoping to return to the lineup early this week. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!