Allianic strong in Raider sweep

KAPA‘A — Two hits and ten strikeouts on the hill.

That was part of the number Kaua‘i pitcher Trent Allianic threw in Game 1 as the Raiders took a 4-1 win en route to a yesterday sweep over Kapa‘a.

The Raiders followed the winning end of the pitcher’s duel in Game 1 with a 7-run frame with no outs in Game 2 for a 16-3 final score in Game 2.

Allianic graced his win in Game 1 by scoring the final run of the game after opening the frame with a double and crossing on an RBI bunt from Rysan Sakamoto.

On the hill, Allianic picked up the victory with just two hits allowed to the Warriors with one run scoring.

But he struck out 10 batters with just two walks allowed in the game.

Kapa‘a picked up its hits early, one coming in the first inning by Aaron Villatora and the second coming in the second inning by Everett Awong.

According to KIF scorekeeper Glenn Mickens, Awong is one of the Warriors’ leading hitters, finishing Game 2 by going 3-for-3, whacking into a single, double and a single.

Awong also contributed his share on the mound in Game 2.

Kaua‘i struck in the fourth inning when Aaron Soong and Schyler Arakaki drew blood as Arakakai and Jonathan Gebauer notched RBI in the frame.

Kaua‘i upped the ante in the 6th inning as Jordan Leanio scored on a Warrior error before Allianic scored the final run in the 7th inning.

Kapa‘a held its own with Cody Goias doing a fair job on the mound, allowing just two earned runs of the Raiders’ four runs. He gave up 7 hits while striking out four and walking just one batter in the loss.

Game 2 allowed everyone to play as substitutions governed the field when the Raiders peeled off 8 runs on 7 hits in the fifth, and game-ending inning.

Andrew Renaud started on the hill for Kaua‘i before being relieved by Jordan Buster in the third inning. Arakaki went on to close in the win.

Kapa‘a shuffled its roster on the hill, starting out with CJ Jacinto followed by Awong, Alan Kahaunaele and Brendan Kamibayashi.

Mickens noted that Allianic might possibly be a college prospect following his Game 1 performance.

“He was throwing in the 80 mph neighborhood,” Mickens said. “Most kids throw 73-74 mph. And he had the 10 strikeouts.”

With the sweep, Kaua‘i improves to 3-0 in the fledgling season.

Kapa‘a (1-2), will be hosting Waimea (1-2) on Wednesday starting at 2:45 p.m. at the Ron Martin field.

Anahola Joel Pahukula will be doing the live broadcast on KQNG AM570 starting from about 2:35 p.m.


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