Red Raiders split JV season opener

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    Kauai left-handed pitcher Dahlus Hood winds up against Kapaa High School during Game 2, Tuesday at the Kauai Interscholastic Federation junior varsity baseball game at the Vidinha Stadium baseball field.

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    Waimea catcher Kaikoa Perreira-Alquiza waits on the throw as Kauai base runner Ridge Jenkins heads for home with the Raiders’ sole score, Tuesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation junior varsity baseball game at the Vidinha Stadium diamond.

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    Waimea pitcher Kash Akita faces a Kauai batter in the seventh inning, Tuesday during a Kauai Interscholastic Federation junior varsity baseball game at the Vidinha Stadium field.

LIHUE — Waimea High School pitcher Tysson Unciano threw a two-hitter over two innings to pick up the 5-1 win over Kauai High School on Tuesday afternoon at the Vidinha Stadium baseball field.

Unciano, finishing the outing with no walks and no strikeouts, got help from Ariki Cardejon who threw three innings with no hits allowed and walked one. Kash Akita threw for one inning and allowed Kauai’s only score — a run by Ridge Jenkins that came on an RBI single from Jaden Domingcil in the bottom of the seventh frame.

The Menehune struck early with two runs in the second inning and added a trio of plate crossings in the third frame with Kaikoa Perreira-Alquiza, Unciano, Micah Malapit and Akita being credited for runs that came on seven hits, including Akita who finished perfect two-for-two with an RBI and a double.

Waimea pitching held the Red Raiders to a run on four hits, including the RBI shot by Domingcil that ended the outing with three left on base.

Avery Casticimo whacked into a double, and Dalson Kua and Lanakila Lovell-Obatake picked up the other hits.

T. Apilado suffered the loss on the mound, going 2.1 innings but allowing five runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

The nightcap saw the Red Raiders take an early lead on aggressive base running and hitting to beat Kapaa High School, 10-2.

Originally, the Kauai Interscholastic Federation junior varsity season was scheduled to start Saturday with a triple-header at Hanapepe Stadium.

Rains and inclement weather, however, postponed the games to include the Tuesday night double-header at Vidinha Stadium. The first game will start at 4 p.m. and the second one will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

“The idea is to be able and get the boys to play as much as possible,” said Lois Keamoai of the Waimea coaching staff. “We’ll be doing Tuesday night double-headers for the remainder of play, all night games being played at Vidinha.”

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