KAPA’A — Skyler Arakaki-Ibia went 4-for-5 and accounted for three scores as Kaua’i swept Kapa’a Saturday.
Arakaki-Ibia set the stage for Red Raider hits in the second contest as the firstbaseman opened the doors with his hits.
Stanton Yoshimori finished with a double and a single while driving in three RBI as Red Raider bats closed their sweep on 10 runs on 10 hits Saturday at the Ron Martin field.
Chunky Pagador finished with a pair of RBI on his 1/2 showing in the box, and Jonathan Gebauer and Jordan Leanio each drove in a run with two baggers in the win.
Kapa’a’s only score came in the opening inning as the Warriors capitalized on Kaua’i starting pitcher Raysan Sakamoto. Travis Shigeta drove a deep two-run single out to left to score Warriors who got on base by being hit by pitch, and a walk.
Sakamoto was replaced by Andrew Renaud who held Kapa’a to just a pair of hits for the remainder of the contest.
Earlier in the day, Jordan Buster closed the doors on a 5-0 Raider shutout as the Red Raider hurler allowed no Kapa’a runs on five hits while striking out five and walking a single Warrior.
Jetson Wakuta suffered the loss for Kapa’a with five runs allowed on nine hits while striking out a pair of Red Raiders and walking five.
With the win, Kaua’i takes the lead in the KIF to set the stage for their Wednesday encounter with Waimea at Vidinha Stadium.
The doubleheader sweep gives Kaua’i a 3-1-0 standing while Waimea holds a 2-1-0 record following their 3-0 win over Kapa’a last Wednesday. Kapa’a is still looking for their first win at 0-3-0.
Game time Wednesday is 2:45 p.m. with Anahola Joel Pahukula providing live play-by-play coverage on KQNG Am 570.
- Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or firstname.lastname@example.org.