WAIMEA — Waimea hurler Kelly Batis saved his best performance for his very first outing of the 2006 season.
Under perfect baseball playing conditions yesterday in Waimea, Batis impressed the home crowd with a masterful performance, which trickled down to a five hit complete game 3-0 shutout win over Kapa’a.
On the other side, Warrior hurler Travis Shigeta shot himself in the foot with two wild pitches which led to a pair of Menehune runs.
But the sophomore pitched the entire game, allowing only four hits.
Isaac Castillo came up big again, with an RBI double in the first inning, scoring Quinton Natividad, which put the Menehune ahead for good.
Mason Lorenzo and Brad Frasco also contribued at the plate for Waimea.
Shigeta, Kahai Nakano, Ekolu Allianic, and Tyler Hadley ended up with hits for the Warriors, who were unable to punch in any runs for the first time this season.
In the suspended contest against Kaua’i on March 22, the Warriors tallied five runs.
KIF baseball moves to the Ron Martin Athletic Field on Saturday, with the Warriors and Red Raiders battling it out in doubleheader action beginning at 2 p.m.
The second game of the double dip will be aired live on KONG AM570, with “Anahola” Joe.
- Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or email@example.com.