The all-star team from the Glendora American Little League was limited to a first-inning single in a 3-0 loss Saturday evening to its counterpart from the Honolulu Little League in its opener in the Little League Baseball West Region tournament.

The loss relegates Glendora into an elimination bracket game in the modified double-elimination tournament Sunday against the all-star team from the Sidewinder Little League of Peoria, Arizona, a 5-0 loser to the all-star team from the Tri City Little League of Rocklin, California, earlier Saturday at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino.

The 4 p.m. game will be streamed by ESPN+.

Glendora, the Southern California champion, had three other batters reach base in the six-inning game after Sebastian Lawrence’s single with one out in the first.

Nick Norell reached first on an error with one out in the second and advanced to second one out later on a passed ball. Kolt King walked but Jaron Lancaster struck out Jude Munoz to end the inning.

Cade Burbidge walked leading off the fourth but Lancaster retired the next three batters, striking out the final two.

Lancaster was relieved by Cohen Sakamoto with one out in the fifth. Sakamoto retired all five batters he faced, striking out four, including the first three.

Lancaster had 12 strikeouts.

Honolulu, the Hawaii state champion, opened the scoring in the third. Brennan Tomas led off with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Kaeo Nouchi’s one-out single.

Honolulu added two runs in the sixth. Esaiah Wong led off with a double and was replaced by special pinch-runner Kekoanui Payanal. The next batter, Daly Watson was hit by a pitch. Payanal scored from second on Angus Angell’s ground out with Watson taking third. Tomas singled in Watson one out later.

The loss dropped Glendora’s record to 12-3 in its four tournaments while Honolulu improved to 7-0 in its three tournaments.

Glendora won the District 20 tournament through the elimination bracket, winning five consecutive games after beginning tournament play with a 6-5 loss to the all-star team from the La Verne Little League. It went 3-0 to win the Section 3 championship, outscoring its opponents 38-10.

Glendora qualified for the West Region tournament with a 10-2 victory over the all-star team from the Del Rey American Little League in the championship game of the Southern California tournament Monday, avenging a 6-4 loss to Del Rey American a day earlier.

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