Capellan, Honu shut down Sharks

Honu knock Sharks into second place

Red Sox prospect Jose Capellan extended his scoreless streak to 8 2/3 innings and Corey Brown hit an RBI double Sunday as the North Shore Honu held on to defeat the Honolulu Sharks, 3-1.

Capellan scattered four hits over 3 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking two. The 22-year-old left-hander allowed only two hits over five scoreless frames in his last start against West Oahu on Oct. 28.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Capellan went 3-6 with a 4.65 ERA in 15 starts for Class A Greenville during the regular season.

Indians farmhand Matt Meyer (2-1) recorded five outs for the win and Brett Hunter (Athletics) struck out Jordan Abruzzo (Mets) with the tying run aboard in the ninth for his first Hawaii Winter Baseball save.

With the game scoreless in the sixth, Adam Davis was hit by a pitch and fellow Indians prospect Ron Rivas walked before Brown (Athletics) doubled home the game's first run. Yamaico Navarro (Red Sox) lifted a sacrifice fly and Matt McBride (Indians) capped the frame with an RBI single.

California League Rookie of the Year Chris Carter (Athletics) went 2-for-3 for North Shore (12-15), which trails first-place West Oahu by one game in the West Division.

Former first-round pick Kyle Drabek (0-1) allowed three runs on three hits over 5 1/3 innings for the Sharks. The Phillies farmhand struck out five and walked one.

Blue Jays prospect Brad Emaus had two hits to raise his average to .357 and Abruzzo walked twice and scored the lone run for Honolulu (14-13), which fell a game behind first-place Waikiki in the HWB East.

Steve Conley is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.