Alika Young fired a five-hitter and Kamehameha capitalized on Keaau’s seven errors in an 11-2 Big Island Interscholastic Federation baseball game Wednesday at the Cougars Field.
Matt Chun carried the Warriors (7-2 BIIF Division II, 9-4 overall) offensively with three RBIs. Chad Teshima added two RBIs for Kamehameha, which clinched the top seed at the BIIF Division II tournament and a first-round bye. The Warriors will play either Kohala or Honokaa in the league semifinals May 3 at Wong Stadium for a berth at the Hawaii High School Athletic Association tournament.
Maleko Remlinger went six innings and took the loss for the Cougars (3-5 BIIF Division I, 4-8). He also had two hits.
Kamehameha 024 021 2 — 11 7 1
Keaau 000 011 0 — 2 5 7
Hilo 18, Pahoa 0: Conrad Kauffman and Jalen Carvalho contributed at the plate and on the mound for the Vikings at Wong Stadium.
Kauffman started and pitched two innings with three strikeouts to pick up the victory while going 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Hilo (5-3 BIIF, 9-3). Carvalho finished 3 for 4 with four RBIs, and struck out three batters in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
The Vikings used four pitchers in a game that ended after 4 1/2 innings because of the league’s 10-run mercy rule.
Aven Kualii, who was 2 for 3, worked an inning, and Kodi Kaniho struck out two batters.
Isaiah Banasan also had a 2-for-3 day for the Vikings, who finish the regular season at 6 p.m. Saturday against Waiakea at Wong Stadium. Regardless of how that game goes, Hilo will be the No. 2 seed at the BIIF tournament and will face either Kealakehe or Keaau in the Division I semifinals on May 3 at Wong.
Louis Velez took the loss for the Daggers (0-8 Division II, 0-12).
Pahoa 000 00 —0
Hilo (10)07 1x —18
Honokaa 6, Kohala 3: In the fifth inning, Kazu Tolentino hit a game-tying RBI triple, and Kamaehu Richards followed with an RBI single that gave the Dragons the lead for good at Kamehameha Park.
The rally made a winner of Robert Abran, who pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief of Keahi Esquerra. Abran gave up two runs on five hits, striking out three and walking none as Honokaa (2-6 BIIF, 3-9 overall) snapped a three-game losing streak.
Richards finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Ty Kauai went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Kohala (2-6, 2-10) had taken a 3-2 lead in the third inning on Haruto Fuertes’ RBI triple.
Kainalu Emeliano-Solomon, who went 2-for-3, and Willy Perez added an RBI apiece for the Cowboys.
Starting pitcher Jeremiah Kanehailua took the loss after giving up four runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two.
Honokaa 020 020 2— 6 6 1
Kohala 201 000 0 — 3 8 2
Waiakea def. Ka‘u 25-11, 25-13, 25-23