Warriors outslug Legends in AJA baseball


The Keaukaha Warriors fought past the Keaukaha Legends 19-9 in a Hawaii Memorial AJA Baseball League slugfest last Sunday at Wong Stadium.

The wild baseball contest featured a combined 28 runs and 40 hits between the teams.

In the other game of the doubleheader, the Waiakea Pirates improved to 2-0 with a 10-0 win over the Corsairs.

The Pirates lead the league standings with their 2-0 record, followed by the Warriors and Legends at 1-1, and the Corsairs at 0-2.

AJA league action continues Sunday at Wong. The Warriors play the Corsairs at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Pirates vs. Legends at 12:30 p.m.

Warriors 19, Legends 9: Tyson Goo had four hits and three runs batted in and Shannon Camero had a hit and four RBIs to lead the Warriors, who pounded out 22 hits against four Legends pitchers.

Kele Coloma (3 doubles), Blaine Medeiros, Jordan Jinbo and Cortney Arruda each had three hits and two RBIs for the Warriors.

Matt Chun (4 RBIs), Noah Serrao and Hinale’a Cortez had three hits apiece for the Legends.

Warriors starter Alton Penrose went five shutout innings and recorded the win. He scattered 10 hits and allowed four earned runs, with a walk and two strikeouts. Goo (3 innings) and Arruda (1 inning) followed the southpaw Penrose on the mound.

Legends starter Austin Ah Hee took the loss. He gave up four hits and seven runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Pirates 10, Corsairs 0: Rory Inouye, Kaili Tanaka and Michael Oshita combined on a four-hit, shutout to lead the Pirates over the Corsairs.

Inouye started and went four innings, allowing three hits. Tanaka hurled two innings, giving up a hit and earning the win. Oshita pitched the final scoreless inning.

Evan Ishihara started for the Corsairs and took the loss. He went four innings, giving up four hits and two runs.

Cade Uyetake led the Pirates with three hits. Kylen Uyeda, Onan Masaoka and Inouye each had two hits. Uyeda also had two RBIs.

No one paired hits for the Corsairs.

Dec. 15

Pirates 9, Warriors 5: The Pirates scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to edge the Warriors.

Bryce Onaga had four hits and three RBIs to lead the Pirates. Uyetake had three hits and Uyeda and Tanaka two hits apiece for the winners.

Penrose led the Warriors with four hits, the only player to pair hits in a losing cause.

Uyeda got the win, in relief of starter Oshita. Arruda was tagged with the loss, going five innings after taking over for starter Aaron Correa.

Legends 7, Corsairs 3: Kobi Candaroma (2 RBIs) and Makoa Rosario each had two hits to lead the Legends. Jordan Hirae added a single and two RBIs.

Cale Freitas-Fields and Chase Komatsu each had two hits for the Corsairs.

Legends starter Bryce Yamashita went five innings and picked up the win. Corsairs starter Bryson Nakao took the loss.


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