Makaweli ties the league-leaders, 9-9

HANAPEPE — League-leading Hanapepe had to score two ninth inning runs to tie

Makaweli 9-9 as the time limit ran out in the Kaua’i AJA Baseball League last

Sunday at Hanapepe Stadium.

In another game, Kalaheo moved into a tie for

first place by beating Kapa’a 7-3.

Makaweli 9, Hanapepe 9

Makaweli’s

strategy to walk the Hanapepe big hitter to load the bases and get the final

out worked.

Kelly Robinson hit a home run and pitched six innings of relief

to to spark Hanapepe.

David Yamase cracked two doubles and Wendall Nonaka

and Scott Yamase collected a double each for Hanapepe.

Makaweli’s Ikaika

Pezario and Royce Ijima socked three hits apiece. Furtado also walked four

times and scored three runs.

Tyler Kobayashi also helped the Makaweli cause

with a double.

Joshua Maeda and Jason Nakata split the pitching duty for

Makaweli.

Kalaheo 7, Kapa’a 3

It was a pitcher’s duel between Kalaheo’s

Les Obatake and Kapa’a’s Owen Koishigawa, and Obatake won out with seven

strikeouts. Both pitchers went the distance.

Galen Itamura smacked a solo

home run for the winners and Jason Koga came up with three hits, while teammate

Liko Pereira drilled two hits.

Sean Tamura and Allen Mundon collected two

hits each.

Next Games

This Sunday at Vidinha Stadium, Lihu’e plays

Kalaheo at 10 a.m., while Makaweli faces Kapa’a at 1 p.m.

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