Hawaii powers past Iowa

Updated: August 21, 2005, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- West Oahu (2-0), the Northwest champion, used early homers to jump out to a 7-0 lead, then held off a late rally to defeat Davenport (0-2), the Midwest winner, 7-3 on Sunday.

Vonn Fe'ao and Quentin Guevara hit back-to-back solo shots that that easily cleared the left-field fence 205 feet away from home plate.

After each blast, the ball rolled down a short grassy hill and fans chased after the souvenirs.

"My grandmother, if she were still alive, could probably hit a ball that far, God bless her soul," said Davenport coach Ed Grothus.

Davenport scored in top of the sixth off a Spencer Mallonee homer and two runs off an error and a wild pitch, but Fe'ao came on in relief to strike out Ryan Cartee to end the game.


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