AJ baseball playoffs
The Keaukaha Warriors will look to advance to the state AJA baseball tournament with a win today against the Waiakea Pirates at Wong Stadium.
The Warriors took Game 1 of Big Island playoff series 3-1 last Sunday, getting a 14-strikeout complete game gem from Cortney Arruda.
A Waiakea error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed the Warriors to score two runs to break a 1-1 tie. First baseman Chad Canda, who walked to open the seventh against Onan Masaoka, was 1 for 3 with two runs scored. Catcher Kiley Kawazoe was 2 for 3 and third baseman Kele Coloma was 1 for 4 with a run-scoring single in the fifth.
Masaoka struck out 11 in seven innings. He allowed four hits and six walks, while only giving up one earned run.
Arruda was even better, scattering five hits and three walks and yielding an unearned run in the second inning.
Jensen Sato was 2 for 4 the Pirates, while Masaoka came through with an RBI single.
If Waiakea can even the series at 10 a.m. today, a decisive game will be held March 17.
The state tournament runs April 6-7 in Honolulu.
Hilo High School is now accepting applications for the varsity boys basketball head coaching position and the boys soccer head coaching position for the 2013-14 school year.
Interested individuals must submit their application and coaching resume by March 15.
Applications can be completed/dropped off at the school’s main office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Hilo High Athletic Department at 974-4021, ext. 2235.