Hawaii's mini-mashers got a little help from Mexico's miscues to win a fourth straight Little League World Series title for the United States. Tanner Tokunaga smacked two homers and Iolana Akau added a solo blast as the boys from Waipahu, Hawaii, defeated Matamoros, Mexico, 12-3, to take the biggest prize in youth sports.
Hawaii was helped by three Mexico errors. Two Hawaii runs scored on passed balls, and another came in on a bases-loaded walk. But Mexico's lineup is loaded with dangerous hitters, so the lead wasn't safe until reliever Christian Donahue got Fernando Villegas to ground out to shortstop. A team from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, started the US winning streak in 2005, with Little Leaguers from Georgia taking the prize the previous two years.