Maui Sports

Mustang Maui All Stars Advance to PONY Mustang World Series

August 3, 2015, 7:18 AM HST
* Updated August 3, 9:13 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Mustang baseball team of 9- and 10-year-olds won the Mustang Western Regionals in Los Alamitos, CA over the weekend, and now advance to the PONY Mustang World Series.  Zach Dando hit a walk off single in the bottom of the 8th inning (of a regulation 6 inning game) to lift Maui to a 7-6 victory over SoCal2 (North City, San Diego CA).

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With the win, the 2015 Mustang Maui All Star team is the first team ever from Maui to win the PONY Western Zone Championship and advance to the PONY Mustang World Series, which will be held in Youngsville, LA, from Aug. 6-9, 2015.

Maui’s leading hitters include: Zach Dando 2-4, 1 RBI; Levi Meddela 1-3, 2 RBIs; Haiden Sanches, 2-3, 3 Runs scored; Ethan Yasu Tokishi, 1-2, 2 Runs scored; and Kuhio Aloy, 1-3, 1 Run scored.

The team roster includes: #2 Ethan “Yasu” Tokishi; #7 Dale “DJ” Pacheco, Jr.; #8 Japheth Joaquin; #9 Zachary Dando; #10 LB Kahahawai-Kekona; #15 Christopher Mata; #16 Levi Maddela; #18 Haokea Kekauna-Tomita; #22 Jonah Richardson; #25 Kuhio Aloy; #27 Haiden Sanchez; #30 Uluaki B.A. Oto; #43 Eryle Visitacion; and #99 Koa Benjamin.

Maui Mustang team with champion banner. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Maui Mustang team with champion banner. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando hitting. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando hitting. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando walk off.  Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando walk off. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Maui Mustang team with champion banner. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Maui Mustang team with champion banner. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando walk off.  Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando walk off. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando hitting. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Zach Dando hitting. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Jonah Richardson on the mound. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

Jonah Richardson on the mound. Photo credit: Ashley Dando.

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