Viks overpower Dragons
Jalen Carvalho and Makana Josi-Maa clubbed home runs to spark Hilo to a 6-0 win over Honokaa on Friday.
The Big Island Interscholastic Federation baseball game was played at Honokaa.
Carvalho and Josi-Maa also each had two runs batted in as the Vikings (4-1) banged out nine hits against Dragons’ starter Robert Abrams, who was tagged with the loss.
Jodd Carter added two hits for Hilo while Austin Jardine had two hits for Honokaa.
Kian Kurokawa started for the Vikings and went five strong innings. He didn’t allow a run and gave up three hits. Kody Kaniho took the mound in the sixth and finished with two scoreless innings.
Hilo 010 011 3 — 6 9 0
Honokaa 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
Hawaii Prep pitchers
continue to shine
The way Cyrus Inglis and DJ Sekiya are pitching, Hawaii Prep’s bullpen might not get much work this season.
Inglis outdueled Kealakehe’s Teao Buehler, throwing a three-hit shutout as Ka Makani beat the Waveriders 2-0 on the road.
Inglis even helped himself in the first inning, roping a triple and scoring on Ian Rice’s single. HPA (4-0 BIIF, 5-0 overall) tacked on another run in the second, when Lii Purdy walked, stole second and scored on a Sekiya’s two-out RBI single.
That was enough for Inglis, who struck out five and walked none.
“He really kept us off-balance,” Kealakehe coach Josh Hansen said.
Inglis has allowed just one run in 15 innings this season. He also went the distance against Honokaa on March 12 in a game shortened by the mercy rule.
“He had very good control, and he just mixed his pitches really well,” HPA coach Jordan Hayslip said. “Mike Nakahara caught a great game, and the two worked well to mix the speeds and the pitches.”
Like Inglis, Sekiya has thrown two complete games this season.
On Friday, Buehler was no slouch for the Waveriders (0-2, 1-3). He also pitched a complete-game three hitter, striking out 11 and walking two.
“He had great command of his fastball, his change-up was better than I’ve seen it all year, and he was using his slider,” Hansen said. “His slider was his out pitch, and he was pretty nasty with that.”
Hawaii Prep 110 000 0 — 2 3 1
Kealakehe 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
• Keaau 21, Pahoa 4: At Pahoa, Lohi Kamakea-Wong struck out 12 batters and hit a three-run triple to lead Keaau to a convincing win over Pahoa on Friday.
The Cougars had eight hits while racking up the 21 runs — scoring eight runs in both the third and fifth innings.
MacKenzi Singleton tok the loss for the Daggers.
Pahoa’s Ernell Oguma was the only player to pair hits and teammate Kayla Silva had a two-homer in the fifth inning.
Keaau 018 48 — 21 8 0
Pahoa 001 12 — 4 4 0
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