CaneFires end BeachBoys' streak
Durham breaks out of slump, drives in three for West Oahu
Pirates prospect Miles Durham snapped out of a week-long slump Saturday and helped the West Oahu CaneFires snap the Waikiki BeachBoys' seven-game winning streak with a 13-8 victory.
Durham leads Hawaii Winter Baseball in RBIs but was hitless in 11 at-bats over his previous four games before going 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBIs. He delivered a two-run single in the first inning that put West Oahu (13-13) ahead for good, then walked and scored in the third and hit an RBI single in the fourth.
After getting hit by a pitch in the fifth, Durham left for a pinch-runner. The perfect night raised his average 15 points to .284.
Wally Crancer also had two hits and three RBIs, while fellow Orioles farmhand Tyler Henson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the CaneFires, who broke a three-game losing streak.
West Oahu starter Chris Salberg (2-0) of the Orioles organization got the win, despite allowing four runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Moises Robles (Pirates) retired all five batters he faced for his third save.
Dodgers prospect Javy Guerra (0-1) surrendered four runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out five, in his first fall start for Waikiki.
Damon Sublett (Yankees), Roger Kieschnick (Giants) and Yonder Alonso (Reds) drove in two runs apiece, while Mariners prospect James McOwen came within a homer of the cycle and scored twice for the BeachBoys.
Daren Smith is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.