Masaoka-led Pirates beat Warriors
Onan Masaoka struck out 17 batters in a two-hit shutout last Sunday at Wong Stadium as the Waiakea Pirates handed the Keaukaha Warriors their first loss of the season in the AJA Memorial Baseball League.
Cortney Arruda and Blaine Medeiros each collected three hits in the second game as the Warriors won 10-8 to gain the split.
Masaoka (2-0), who walked two, has fanned 32 batters in his past two outings.
Tyler Higa-Gonsalves had both hits for the Warriors (5-1), and Aaron Correa took the loss in going the distance. He allowed only one earned run and five hits with seven strikeouts.
Tyler Thornley drove in two for the Pirates, including an RBI single during a three-run fifth inning.
The Warriors pounded out 15 hits in the second game, including two apiece from Kean Wong, Higa-Gonsalves and Correa.
Medeiros drove in three and Kele Coloma added a two-run single. Arruda got the win, striking out 11 in six innings of relief.
Shaye Miura was 3 for 4 with a two-run home run for the Pirates (4-2), Thornley was 3 for 4, Keenan Komeiji had an RBI double and Bryce Onaga added a two-run single. Darren Takasaki was the losing pitcher out of the bullpen.
Because of the Super Bowl, the league is off this Sunday.
OIUA umpires will meet Feb. 19
TheOrchid Isle Umpires Association will conduct its monthly general membership meeting at the Kamana Senior Citizens Center at 127 Kamana St. at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.
All OIUA members and those interested in umpiring youth leagues, high school baseball and softball games are encouraged to attend. For any questions call OIUA President, Norman Kaaihue at 989-8788.
Big Island Junior Bowlers sign-ups
Youngsters ages 8 to 20 who are interested in joining the Big Island Junior Bowlers, you can sign-up this coming Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., or on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Hilo Lanes.
For more information, contact Ian Sakata at 960-3971.
Hilo Little League registration ongoing
Hilo Little League Softball and Baseball registration continues with registration for players ages 8-14 interested in Minor, Major and 50-70 divisions of baseball, and Major and Jr. Divisions Girls softball continuing through Feb. 15.
Hilo Little League will determine whether baseball or softball will be conducted this season by the number of registrations received.
Player tryouts and drafts for each division will be conducted prior to the season and managers and coaches must complete an application provided by the league to be considered. Late applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
For detailed information on registration, applications and other forms, visit: ww.hilolittleleague.com or call 987-8469.
Track certification testing set for Feb. 8
USA Track and Field officials certification testing has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Waiakea High School library.
Certification expires every Olympic year, and anyone interested in officiating Big Island Interscholastic Federation track is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Waiakea High athletic director Tom Correa at 974-4830.
Haili volleyball tournament deadlines
Teams are being sought for the Haili Girls Volleyball Tournament which will be held Feb. 18-23 at the Hilo Armory.
The tournament will include men’s and women’s open, novice and junior divisions. Deadline to enter is Feb. 4.
The 56th Annual Haili Invitational Volleyball Tournament will be held March 25-30 at several different sites in the Hilo area. The deadline to enter the tournament is Feb. 10.
The Haili Invitational will include men’s and women’s B, A, AA, masters, and junior divisions.
To enter either tournament or for more information, call Lyndell Lindsey at 895-3358 or 961-3913 and leave a message.