Navarro, Honu rally past Sharks
Bases-loaded walk in ninth produces winning run
Red Sox prospect Yamaico Navarro drew a bases-loaded walk to cap a two-run ninth inning Tuesday as the North Shore Honu briefly kept alive their playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory over the Honolulu Sharks.
A loss would have eliminated North Shore (14-18) from contention for the West Division title. But trailing, 4-3, the Honu rallied against Rockies farmhand Austin Chambliss (0-1).
Jordan Parraz (Astros) hit a one-out single, stole second and scored on a base hit by Kyle Martin (Royals), who moved up on a throwing error by center fielder Michael Mitchell (Rockies).
Astros first-round pick Jason Castro was intentionally walked, but Chambliss also walked Indians prospect Matt McBride to load the bases. Christopher Kissock (Phillies) came out of the bullpen and struck out Corey Brown (Athletics) before walking Navarro on a 3-2 pitch to force home the winning run.
The comeback made a winner of Indians Minor Leaguer Matt Meyer (3-2), who pitched around a hit in a scoreless ninth.
Martin collected two hits and two RBIs, while Brown hit a solo homer, his fourth of the fall, for North Shore. Despite the win, the Honu were eliminated from postseason contention when West Oahu defeated Waikiki.
Phillies prospect Dominic Brown doubled and hit a two-run homer for the Sharks (16-16), who remained a half-game behind the first-place BeachBoys in the East Division.
Honolulu starter Connor Graham (Rockies) struck out eight over eight hitless innings.
Daren Smith is an editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.