Gindl, CaneFires win sixth straight

Gindl, CaneFires win sixth straight

Caleb Gindl is ending his Hawaii Winter Baseball season on a high note.

The Brewers outfield prospect went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs on Friday as the West Oahu CaneFires edged the North Shore Honu, 6-5, for their sixth straight win.

Gindl got off to a slow start this fall but is 12-for-29 with two homers and nine RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak. In the penultimate game of the regular season, he singled in a run in the second inning, slugged a two-run homer in the fifth and singled again and scored in the eighth.

The 2007 fifth-round Draft is hitting .2xx with three homers and 18 RBIs in 25 games in Hawaii after batting .307 with 13 homers, 81 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 137 games at Class A West Virginia.

Pirates prospect Miles Durham added a two-run shot and Kyle Peter (Tigers) chipped in two hits and scored a run for the CaneFires (19-14), who already nailed down a spot in Sunday's Championship Game.

West Oahu starter Chris Salberg (4-0) recorded his league-leading fourth win after limiting the Honu to two runs on four hits over five innings. The Orioles Minor Leaguer struck out three and walked two.

Moises Robles (Pirates) pitched around a hit in the ninth for his fifth save.

North Shore's Jun Hyeok Heo (1-4) was charged with three runs -- two earned -- on five hits, striking out five, over five innings.

Astros first-round pick Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored, while Matt McBride (Indians) also had two hits and an RBI for the Honu (14-20).