Despite tough loss, Maui Little League all-stars aren’t giving up on world series dream

Despite the outcome, the 13-year-old the boys from the Valley Isle held their heads up high and...
Despite the outcome, the 13-year-old the boys from the Valley Isle held their heads up high and are proud to represent Hawaii and are not giving up.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 5:44 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 9:29 PM HST
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LIVERMORE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui’s Little League all-stars played their second intermediate World Series game in California on Monday. And while it was a tough day, they were proud to represent Hawaii.

The all-stars fell to Danville, California — 13-to-zero — in their first loss.

Players, coaches and parents say they are proud of how far they got.

“To see them fulfill their dream to play in the World Series, at the highest level in baseball for the youth, it’s an honor, a privilege to be here,” said outfielder Teyvon Kahalewai’s father Leyton Kahalewai.

Representing the West Region, Maui is now 1-1 in the series.

“We gotta swallow this loss. Losing always doesn’t feel so good, but you learn a lot from losing,” said Central East Maui Little League Coach Joseph Gosselin. “I’m very proud of them. I’m very proud of the kids.”

Despite the outcome, the 13-year-old the boys from the Valley Isle held their heads up high.

“It feels good finally getting to World Series,” said shortstop Isaac Gosselin.

The Maui boys play Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Hawaii time. Games are live on the ESPN+ app

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