HANAPEPE — The Red Raiders’ offense surged to score in the double digits.
Kauai High School’s varsity baseball team totaled 15 hits to defeat Waimea, 12-1, Wednesday afternoon at Hanapepe Stadium.
Kauai High (3-1 KIF) broke the scoreless tie in the third inning with five runs off five hits and four RBIs.
Later on after extending its lead to seven runs, Kauai scored five more in the seventh. Red Raiders senior infielder Keanu Camalliri knocked a 3-run double to left-center field in the inning.
Waimea (1-3 KIF) scored its lone run in the last inning. With a runner on third base, Menehune sophomore infielder Lacin Montemayor hit a grounder to bring the runner home.
In the second inning, Waimea had a chance to score with a runner on third and two outs, but Menehune senior infielder Eli Nishihiri grounded to the shortstop to end the frame.
Kauai left 10 runners on base. The winning pitcher for the Red Raiders was sophomore Jacob Borrero, who went six innings, allowed two hits and had one strikeout.
Waimea, with its two hits, left four runners on base and had three errors. The losing pitcher was sophomore Reydan Rull, who went 5 2/3 innings, allowed seven runs off 12 hits and a walk and had one strikeout.
Kauai will host Waimea for a doubleheader Saturday at Vidinha Stadium. The first game will begin 4 p.m.
Kapaa High’s varsity baseball team has a first round record of 3-3. If Kauai wins at least one game Saturday, the Red Raiders will win the season’s first round.