Kauai High School got off to a good start, taking a 9-1 win over the Kapolei Hurricane Thursday behind the pitching of Brayden Abreu, who allowed just two hits over five innings.
Abreu also knocked an RBI single.
“This is a good start,” said Hank Ibia, Kauai coach. “Our pitchers were throwing strikes today and we got to score early. We still have a couple more games ahead of us and I want to keep the boys serious and focused.”
Seven teams are playing in the Waimea High School Baseball Invitational tournament, which opened Thursday at Hanapepe Stadium. It wraps up Saturday. Kapaa, Kauai and Waimea high schools are also playing, and the winner will be the team with the best record after the weekend.
Lahainaluna will play a doubleheader today in Hanapepe, opening against Kaimuki starting at 1 p.m. and meeting host Waimea starting at 3:30 p.m.
Kapaa will host Kapolei at the Ron Martin field and Kauai will host Mid-Pacific at Vidinha Stadium, both games starting at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, all games move to Hanapepe Stadium where Kauai will face Kaimuki starting at 9 a.m. Kapaa will face Mid-Pacific starting at 11:30 a.m. and Lahainaluna will meet Kapolei stating at noon. The Hurricane closes out the tournament by meeting host Waimea starting at 2:30 p.m.