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Hawaii topples Sikeston in Cal Ripken World Series, 9-6

Thursday, August 22, 2002

MATOON, Ill. -- The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star team dropped its third game in the Cal Ripken World Series on Wednesday, falling to Kaimuki, Hawaii, 9-6.

Sikeston (0-3) will play its final game today at 1 p.m. against Vaisalia, Calif. (2-1) at Lawson Park in Matoon, Ill.

In Wednesday's game, Sikeston jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Scott Droddy drove in Garrett Limbaugh for the first run, then later stole home for the second.

Hawaii fired back with five runs in the bottom of the third. Sikeston retook the lead in the top of the fourth as Matt Rushing, Nick Lambert and Hunter Dillender all scored on errors, then Droddy scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-5.

Hawaii came back to score three runs in the fourth, then one if the fifth to pull out a 9-6 victory.

Limbaugh was charged with the loss, allowing one earned run on eight hits, two walks and five strikeouts in four innings of work. Timmy Bell threw the final frame, giving up one earned run on two hits and two walks.

Sikeston finished with four hits. Droddy belted two while Dillender and Limbaugh each contributed one. Sikeston scored no earned runs in the loss.

For Hawaii, Geoff Kunita was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Both teams committed four errors.