Team Hawaii defeats Louisiana to advance in Little League World Series

Central East Maui advances in LLWS with 5-2 win over Louisiana

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Central East Maui all-star team locked up their first win in Williamsport.

Representing the West Region, Team Hawaii advanced to the winners bracket of the double elimination United States Little League World Series tournament, after defeating Louisiana 5-2.

After trailing early in the game 1-0, Hawaii rattled off four consecutive runs and solid defensive fielding would allow Louisiana to muster just one more score.

Central East Maui next squares off against New Jersey on Sunday at 8 a.m.

Since 2005, Hawaii has claimed three LLWS titles, the most by any state. This the first team from the island of Maui to earn a trip to the LLWS.

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