Kapa‘a 4, Waimea 2
WAIMEA — It’s hard to say whether it was Cody Goias or C. J. Jacinto who was the big player of the day, in Kapa‘a High School’s 4-2 win yesterday over Waimea High School.
“Cody pitched a good game for us today. Cody controlled the game,” said coach Destry Iseri-Carvalho.
“He’s the workhorse of the team,” said official Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation scorekeeper Glenn Mickens.
Right-hander Goias (3-3) came up the winning pitcher of the day, pitching 7 innings, giving up 2 runs, 8 hits, 2 strike-outs and 2 walks.
Goias was also credited with an RBI when he was walked, while the bases were loaded, at the top of the third inning.
But Jacinto, who scored in the third inning, came up with big defensive plays. In the bottom of the sixth, Waimea’s Broc Santiago hit one down the center.
In what could’ve turned into an error on Kahai Nakana, when the ball bounced right off his glove, Jacinto was there with his foot on the bag to come up with the save.
“He was in the right place, at the right time,” said Iseri-Carvahlo. “When we don’t make errors, we’re right in the game.”
Nakano went 2-for-4 with an RBI (driving in Jacinto in the third) and scoring on a passed ball.
Kapa‘a (2-3) hopes for a better Round 2 finish later this month.
“If Waimea sweeps Kaua‘i High, and then we beat Kaua‘i, then we’ll all be tied for the second round,” Iseri-Carvalho said. “We can only control our own destiny.”
Waimea’s Kelly Batis took the loss, pitching 2 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 unearned. Andrew Ourderkirk came in relief, giving up 1 run and 3 hits in 3 1/2 innings. Santiago came in the seventh, giving up no runs. Santiago went 2-for-4 for Waimea.
Mason Lorenzo was the big hitter for Waimea, going 2-for-2, with a triple and an RBI.
Waimea plays Kaua‘i this Saturday at the Vidinha Stadium for a doubleheader. The first game starts at 10 a.m.