Maui bows out of Palomino tournament
Maui was eliminated from the Pony League Palomino (17-18) Division West Zone tournament Friday with a 9-5 loss to the Colton (Calif.) Nighthawks in Compton, Calif.
Micah Jio and Iokepa Supnet each had two hits for Maui. Tristan Carter was the losing pitcher.
Maui coach Kelly Fliear said via text message that the games at the MLB Urban Youth Academy provided a “good experience for our players.”
The Valley Isle is now down to three teams still playing in youth league tournaments.
Maui will face the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Coyotes on Aug. 3 in the Pony (13-14) West Zones in Mountain View, Calif.
Central East Maui Little League will play North Palm Beach, Fla., in the Intermediate (12-13) Division World Series on Sunday in Livermore, Calif., and Central’s team in the Senior (15-16) League World Series will face Easley, S.C., or West University of Houston on Sunday in Easley.