LIHU’E — Kalaheo first-baseman Zoom Bukoski powered 4 RBIs in his 3-4 batting to lead Kalaheo Kaneshiro Farms to a 10-6 showing over Lihu’e in the latest round of AJA Baseball. Zoom finished with a 2-RBI triple in the second inning to push brother Dave Bukoski and Troy Kaneshiro across the plate. He also had a pair of singles in the win.
Kalaheo catcher Brandon Ishibashi helped the cause on a 3-4 performance with a pair of RBI on two singles and a double including a 2-RBI shot in the second inning that scored Zoom Bukoski and upped the ante 4-3.
David Bukoski finished 2-3 with a pair of singles and an RBI credited. Liko Pereira, playing in the outfield, ended 2-5 with an RBI for Kalaheo in the win. Pitcher Kaleo Saiki, Kendrick Caspillo, and Keola McCallum each finished with singles.
Stanton Yoshimori and Curtis Matsumura led the Lihu’e bats with each batter going 2-5 with a pair of RBI apiece.
Mikey Cardinez, Allan Mundon, Curtis Sadamitsu, Cory Dotario, and Landon Samiano each whacked a single apiece.
Saiki picked up the win on the mound with 9 hits allowed for 6 earned runs, but struck out 9 and walked eight batters.
Lihu’e shared mound duties between starter Mundon, Barry Kawamura, and Andrew Renaud with Mundon allowing 8 hits for 7 earned runs and walking two batters in 5 innings. Kawamura went in to allow four hits for three earned runs while striking out a batter in two frames. Renaud closed with a hit and a walk allowed.
Makaweli 7, Hanapepe 5
Sean Jardin came up with 3 RBI in his 3-4 batting to lead the Makaweli Indians to their 7-5 win over Hanapepe in the nightcap.
Jason Nakata (2-3) and Leighton Otoman (1-3) each pushed RBI across the plate. Scott Shimabukuro (1-1) finished with a single.
Troy Yamase (2-5) finished with a pair of RBIs on his two singles. Kevin Suga (1-3) and Dean Nonaka (1-2) each added an RBI each.
Scott Yamase finished with two singles, with Vince Nitta and Brendon Hashimoto each singled.
Cody Dotario started on the mound for Makaweli and gave up 5 runs on eight hits while striking out three, and walking four batters before being relieved by Jason Nakata following six innings. Nakata finished with two hits while striking out a pair, and walking one batter in his two innings.
Hashimoto started for Hanapepe and got relief after three innings, giving up 3 runs on four hits.
He struck out five, and walked two batters before turning the ball over to Brenden Hew who worked for four innings.
Hew gave up just one run on two hits while striking out three, and walking three batters before Kevin Suga closed.
Suga gave up 3 earned runs on a hit while walking two batters.
Kalaheo will face Hanapepe at 10 a.m., Sunday at Vidinha Stadium with Makaweli meeting Lihu’e in the finale.