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Forearm injury doesn't slow Akau's swing as Hawaii eliminates Washington

Updated: August 20, 2008, 10:31 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The boys from Waipahu, Hawaii, dig the long ball.

Iolana Akau homered in his first action since getting hit by a pitch, and Pikai Winchester went deep twice as Hawaii moved on at the Little League World Series with a 9-4 win Wednesday night over Mill Creek, Wash.

Next stop for the hitting Hawaiians: the U.S. finals on Saturday.

Tokyo clinched a berth in the international finals after beating Willemstad, Curacao, 11-4, earlier on Wednesday. The matchups ...

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