Basuel throws 2-hitter

KAPAA — Kapaa pitcher Chayse Basuel threw a complete game two-hitter to lead Kapaa to a 6-0 win over Waimea in the opener of a double-header Saturday at the Ron Martin Field on the Kapaa High School campus.

The Warriors reinforced the win in the fourth inning, pushing five runs across on four hits, and added another run in the fifth frame to complete the victory in the game which was delayed due to SAT testing.

“We had a bad first inning with bad defensive choices,” said Bryan Aiwohi, the Kapaa coach. “But Chayse settled down and got into the rhythm, knowing what he was capable of doing.”

Waimea opened by loading the bases in the first inning, Keaka Wisneski walking first followed by an error and a fielder’s choice. But the inning ended with two runners left on.

Kapaa’s Justin Malina, walking first in the fourth inning, started the fireworks, advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ekolu Rivera, getting third on a wild pitch and scoring on an error.

The error advanced the Kapaa courtesy runner for Basuel to second, and he scored off an RBI shot by Nainoa Cardinez. The courtesy runner for Cardinez crossed on an RBI shot by Bryson Poai, who stretched his single into a double, and a shot by Lacaden pushed Kade Kupihea and Poai home for the 5-0 bulge.

Following the first inning, Basuel kept the Menehune off the pads until the fifth inning when Koby Blackstad singled with two away. He was left stranded, and Basuel sat on the one-hitter until the seventh inning when Tevin Shigematsu singled, but was left stranded.

The score from the second game was not available at press time.

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