McCallums pace Kalaheo win in AJA

The McCallum brothers, Kaina and Keola, combined to drive in four runs as Kalaheo ran over Hanapepe 11-3 in the first of two Americans of Japanese Ancestry games played Sunday.

Due to the Super Bowl kickoff, games were split for the day. Kalaheo played Hanapepe at Vidinha Stadium while Makaweli ran over Waimea 8-1 at Hanapepe Stadium.

The Super Sunday game marks the return of AJA baseball to Hanapepe Stadium, where this Sunday’s double-header features Makaweli going up against Hanapepe in the opener at 10 a.m.

The second game pits Kalaheo against Lihu‘e at 1 p.m.

Kaina (3-5) and Keola (3-6) each drove a pair of runs in the Kalaheo win, as did Brandon Ishibashi (3-5), who notched a double and pair of singles.

Geren Itamura (2-5), Kaleo Saiki (1-5), Troy Kaneshiro (1-2) and Zoom Bukoski (1-3) each finished with an RBI as Kalaheo piled up 19 hits at the expense of Hanapepe pitchers Michael Yaris, Kevin Suga and Scott Yamase. Jake Oketani (2-5) finished with a pair of singles.

Wendall Nonaka (1-3) led the Hanapepe bats with an RBI double. Yaris (1-3) and Kelly Robinson (1-3) also batted one in.

Justin Ganaden (2-4) finished with a pair of singles. Mason Lorenzo (1-4) and Broc Santiago (1-4) also singled.

Saiki picked up the win for Kalaheo, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking six in six innings. Duane Miyasato came in relief with a run on three hits, a strikeout and no walks in three innings.

Ikaika Pezario (1-3) chalked up two RBI for Makaweli. Sean Jardin (2-4) and Travis Shigeta (2-4) also each picked up an RBI, Shigeta finishing the day with a pair of doubles.

Mike Shimatsu and Brad Chiba each singled to round out the Makaweli batting leaders.

Kelsey Morikawa (1-4) had an RBI to lead the Waimea batters. Kailan Malama (1-4), Liko Pereira (1-3) and Ian Imamura (1-1) all singled.

Jason Nakata picked up the win for Makaweli on the mound with a run allowed on three hits while striking out four and walking three in five innings. Owen Koishigawa came in relief with no runs allowed on a hit and a walk in two innings.

Pereira suffered the loss with five runs allowed on seven hits while striking out three and walking one.


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