Waikiki received a three-run home run from Buster Posey, and posted a 5-1 victory over West Oahu to claim the 2008 Hawaii Winter Baseball Championship on Nov. 16 at Les Murakami Stadium.
The league title was the first for the BeachBoys franchise,
Mitsuo Yoshikawa notched the victory as the
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The BeachBoys answered with two runs in the third thanks to James McOwen’s RBI single to center field that scored Tony Thomas Jr., and Roger Kieschnick’s fielder’s choice ground out to first base with one out and the bases loaded that allowed McOwen to score from third.
Posey, the fifth overall selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, provided Waikiki with some breathing room on a three-run home run with two out in the seventh inning. The San Francisco Giants catcher laced the Fumikazu Kimura offering over the wall in right field, and provided the BeachBoys with the final 5-1 advantage.
CaneFires starting pitcher Cody Scarpetta took the loss after surrendering two runs on four hits through 2 1/3 innings.