No, Kapa’a didn’t make two safeties, and no, Waimea didn’t score three touchdowns. Actually, the Menehune pounded out
12 hits en route to a 21-4 drubbing of Kapa’a last night at chilly Waimea Canyon Field in four innings. “I didn’t think it could get this cold here,” a Kapa’a parent noted. But there was no problem with the cold on the Menehune side, as Cassie Koerte picked up the win (three hitter) on the mound and heated up the batter’s box with a 3-4 performance, which included three doubles, two RBI’s and one run. First baseman Kelsie Igne supplied two runs and one RBI for a 2-4 showing. Kanani Mata scored three runs and tallied two hits. Other Menehune hit leaders included Kanoe Carveiro (one hit, two runs), Lani Kanahele (HR, one RBI), and Syanne Sagawa (one hit). Errors plagued the Warriors throughout the contest and their inability to play
sound softball was the main reason for the defeat. Stephanie Kawamura picked up the loss for Kapa’a, who was led at the plate by Cassie Mundon (2-2, two RBI), Jocelyn Enrique (one hit), and Loke Manaku (one hit).
The Menehune improved to 1-0 in the second round and Kapa’a dropped to 0-1. On Friday, the first-round champion Red Raiders open up their second round against the Warriors at Kapa’a Ballpark in doubleheader action, starting at 10 a.m.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or email@example.com.