Menehune settle for 6th at softball state tournament

Waimea High School’s varsity softball team placed sixth in the 2019 DataHouse Softball Championships-Division II state tournament.

In the Division II fifth-place game Saturday at the Patsy T. Mink Field in Kahului, Maui, the Menehune lost to Honokaa of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, 9-4. Play ended in the fourth inning because of the 90-minute time limit for consolation games.

Waimea ends its 2019 season with a 9-8 overall record. The Menehune were 7-6 during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation regular season and ended as the league runner-up, and then the team was 2-2 at the Division II state tournament.

Statistics not available by press time.

Info from Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

Saturday’s Division II results

Consolation final: McKinley (OIA) 7, Molokai (MIL) 6, 6 innings

Fifth place: Honokaa (BIIF) 9, Waimea (KIF) 4, 4 innings

Third place: KS-Hawaii (BIIF) vs. Waialua (OIA), canceled (rain)

Championship: Saint Francis (ILH) vs. Kohala (BIIF), result not available by press time

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