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Warriors, Viks score big victories


Senior Kean Wong ripped a double and a triple to drive in four runs and Alika Guillermo had two hits and two RBIs to lead Waiakea to a five-inning 16-0 TKO win over Kealakehe on Monday.

The Big Island Interscholastic Federation baseball game was played at the Warriors’ field.

The defending league and state champion Warriors (3-1) exploded for 14 hits and scored in each inning. They plated four runs in the first inning, two in the second, four in the third and six in the fourth.

Chase Komatsu led the Warriors with three hits and added an RBI. Guillermo, who also started on the mound and got the win, Wong and Aaron Nishiura each added two hits.

Shaeden Llewi paired hits for the Waveriders.

Guillermo went four innings, striking out three and handcuffing the Kealakehe hitters.

Waverider starter Marcus DeGrate was saddled with the loss.

Kealakehe 000 00 — 0 4 4

Waiakea 424 6x — 16 14 2

• Hilo 12, Kohala 5: Nick Fukunaga pitched 5 2/3 strong innings and Tyler Higa-Gonsalves, Jodd Carter and Jalen Carvalho each drove in two runs to lead the Vikings (5-1) over the Cowboys.

Higa-Gonsalves and Drew Kell (1 RBI) each had two hits to spark Hilo’s nine-hit attack.

Fukunaga got the win, with relief help from Jordan Tagawa (1 1/3, 2 strikeouts).

Casey Stevens started for the Cowboys and took the loss.

Kohala 000 002 3 — 5 7 2

Hilo 113 421 x — 12 9 3


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