AJA All-star team set for state tournament
The Hawaii All-Stars will travel to Honolulu to compete in the State AJA baseball tournament, April 6-7. The All-Stars face Maui at 10 a.m. April 6 at Les Murakami Stadium, with the Oahu-Kauai game to follow. The championship and third-place match game be held April 7.
Members of the Keaukaha Warriors and Waiakea Pirates will comprise the Big Island club.
“The players had a great season and we expect to challenge and play well at the state tournament,” league president Royden Okunami said.
The Warriors swept the Pirates in the best-of-three championship series, getting a 13-strikeout shutout from Aaron Correa in the clincher, a 1-0 victory.
Waiakea and Keaukaha both finished the regular season with 5-2 records, while the Corsairs went 1-7 with an upset victory against Keauhaka to their credit.
Keauhaha’s Cortney Arruda was named league MVP, the Pirates’ Bryce Onaga (.522) won the batting title and Kylen Uyeda (seven) took the RBI crown.
The top ten batters were Bruce Onaga, Shannon Camero, Tyson Goo, Tyler Thornley, Pat Tsue, Tyler Higa-Gonsalves, Thad Estrada, Rory Inouye, Shaye Miura, and Randy Iha.
Members of the Hawaii All-Stars are:
—Blain Medeiros, infielder, .250 battling average, Keaukaha Warriors
—Shannon Camero, infielder/outfielder, .500, Keaukaha Warriors
—Cody Sugitaya, outfielder, .333, Waiakea Pirates
—Cody Urasaki, pitcher, 1-0, 6.35 ERA, Waiakea Pirates
—Onan Masaoka, pitcher, 2-1, 1.33 ERA, .239, Waiakea Pirates
—Tyler Higa-Gonsalves, pitcher, infielder, 0-0, 5.40 ERA. .406, Keaukaha Warriors
—Kean Wong, infielder, .318, Keaukaha Warriors
—Kele Coloma, infielder, .125, Keaukaha Warriors
—Bryce Onaga, catcher, .522, Waiakea Pirates
—Alton Penrose, pitcher, infielder, 1-0, 2.00, .217, Keaukaha Warriors
—Jensen Sato, infielder, .250, Waiakea Pirates
—Kylen Uyeda, infielder, .346, Waiakea Pirates
—Thad Estrada, infielder, .400, Waiakea Pirates
—Aaron Correa, pitcher/infielder, 3-1, 1.04, .158, Keaukaha Warriors
—Cortney Arruda, pitcher/infielder, 3-0. 3.71, .333, Keaukaha Warriors
—Warren Shikuma, infielder/outfielder, .286, Waiakea Pirates
—Shaye Miura, infielder/outfielder, .385, Waiakea Pirates
—Kiley Kawazoe, catcher, Keaukaha Warriors
—Keith Aoki, manager, Keaukaha Warriors
—Chad Canda, player/coach, Chad Canda, Keaukaha Warriors
—Kaha Wong, player/coach, Keaukaha Warriors
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