Kaua’i head softball coach Jacque Inouye is glad the first-game jitters are out of her team’s system and with two convincing wins against Kapa’a yesterday at Isenberg Field, the Red Raiders take a half-game lead in KIF softball.
Kaua’i (2-0) polished off Kapa’a (0-3), 6-0 in the first game and 10-0 in the second contest.
“We played Kapa’a in the preseason and our score was really low,” Inouye said.
The defending KIF champions now face off against the Menehune (1-0) on Wednesday in a one game show-down at Waimea Canyon Field, starting at 5:30 p.m.
It’s still early in the season, but a win by either team would give them confidence and a leg up the rest of the way.
And Inouye has seen what Waimea has to offer, thanks to the annual Menehune Thanksgiving tournament.
“We learned what types of weaknesses they have and we’ll try to capitalize on that. We just have to hit the ball and keep putting things in play,” Inouye said.
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