Waimea set to host 31st softball tournament

LIHUE — Kauai High School softball coach Freddy Marcelino had light practice Wednesday at Isenberg Park.

“I don’t want the girls to burn out,” Marcelino said. “We play our first game at 2 p.m. against Mililani.”

Kauai High School is one of the 10 teams taking to the fields at Hanapepe Stadium for the Waimea High School 31st Annual Invitational Softball Tournament which starts Thursday when the first pitch unfolds starting at 10 a.m. The tournament continues through Saturday at the Hanapepe Stadium complex.

In addition to Kauai High School and tournament host Waimea High School, other teams participating in the tournament include Kapaa High School, Mililani, Pac-Five, Maryknoll, Pearl City, Farrington, and Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii.

“There will be three fields in play,” said Justice Funamura-Sasil who just came off the Kauai Interscholastic Federation wrestling season. “There will be a field in the right field of the baseball field, another in the back of the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center, and the third being Kato Field where the Mustang teams play.”

Games start at 10 a.m. each day with the final games starting at 6 p.m.

“We play our first game against Mililani starting at 2 p.m.,” Funamura-Sasil said. “We have back-to-back games and go up against Kapaa following the Mililani game.”

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