LIHUE — Kauai High School’s varsity baseball team defeated Waimea, 6-0, Thursday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium
Kauai High (8-1 KIF, 2-1 2nd round) got a run in the opening inning. Senior infielder Kobey Dias grounded out to bring home senior infielder Micah Layosa from third.
The Red Raiders got another run in the second. With the bases loaded, freshman infielder Tyler Oshima drew a walk. Sophomore outfielder Christian Manera got the run.
In the third inning, a Menehune error allowed runners from second and third to cross home plate. Manera and junior outfielder Keanu Camalliri and got the runs.
Kauai then got two more runs in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded, senior pinch hitter Brayden Abreu hit an RBI single to right-center field. Camalliri got the run on the play.
The following at bat, Layosa hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Manera from third.
Kauai High got its six runs off six hits and left 10 runners on base. Manera was 1-4 with a double and got three runs. Red Raiders starting pitcher, senior Douglass Miyasato, was the winning pitcher — going five innings and striking out four.
Waimea got zero runs off two hits, left five runners on base and recorded one error. Menehune starting pitcher, freshman Elijah Alderette, was the losing pitcher. He went 2 2/3 innings and struck out three.
Kauai will next play at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday versus Kapaa (3-5 KIF, 1-1 2nd round) at Vidinha Stadium. Waimea (1-6 KIF, 0-1 2nd round) will host Kapaa for a doubleheader on Saturday at Hanapepe Stadium. The first game will begin at 10 a.m.