CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Young local athletes started off with a win at a regional baseball tournament.
On July 30, the Maui Mustangs who range from ages 9 to 10, defeated Southern California1 in a 9 to 2 game at the Mustang Western Regionals in Los Alamitos, California. Leading hitters for Maui were DJ Pacheco, Chris Mata, and Zach Dando.
The Maui boys will play Northern California at 5 p.m. PST on July 31 in the second round of the double elimination tournament.
The team claimed the Hawaii state championship with a double win over West Kauai prior to the regional tournament.