Kaua‘i High is 4-0 in KIF baseball

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kapa‘a’s Ben Manintin threw seven innings to pick up the 10-1 win for the Warriors on Friday during a Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation baseball game against the Island School Voyagers at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e. Manintin gave up one run on two hits, striking out eight and walking two.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kapa‘a courtesy runner Apo Kuhaulua comes up with a steal of second base in the second inning as Island School Voyagers second baseman Kennedy Braun digs out the throw on Friday during a Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation baseball game at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i High took the lead in Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys baseball after defeating Waimea High twice on Saturday in games played at Cook Field adjacent to the Waimea campus.

According to ScoringLive.com, the Red Raiders punched out victories of 8-1 and 8-4 against Waimea during a tripleheader that included a junior varsity contest. There were no stats posted to the website.

The dual wins puts Kaua‘i High at 4-0, following its dual wins against Kapa‘a High last week. Waimea High dropped to 0-2.

In earlier day and night action at Vidinha Stadium on Friday, Kapa‘a picked up a 10-1 win on 13 hits led by Warrior Kyrin Ibaan swatting a home run and finishing with two runs batted in, according to stats from ScoringLive.com.

Makoa Chong had 3 RBIs on a double and two singles. Apo Kahaulua had a pair of RBIs on a double and two singles, while scoring four times.

Ben Manintin picked up the win on the mound after throwing for seven frames, while giving up one Island School run on two hits, both coming from Voyagers’ Cameron Lee, who also scored Island School’s lone run. Manintin struck out eight Island School batters, while walking two.

During the nightcap, Kapa‘a took an 8-4 win in the contest in which Island School outhit the Warriors, nine to seven. The Voyagers got a pair of hits from Blake Braun and Kennedy Braun, one of two girls listed on Island School’s roster. Blake Braun doubled and singled, while Kennedy Braun had a RBI on a pair of singles.

Chong led the Warriors’ hitting with three whacks, including a triple that scored a run. Kahaulua and Bob Manintin each marked two hits, with Kahaulua getting an RBI. Kyrin Ibaan marked a double.

Zaeden Tupou picked up the Warriors’ win on the hill after going five innings with no runs allowed on four hits. He struck out three Voyagers and walked two. Shayden Yamaguchi closed, with three runs crossing on five hits. He struck out one and walked three.

Kameron Lee suffered the loss, with eight runs crossing on seven hits. He struck out seven Kapa‘a hitters and walked six. Lyndon Kealoha closed with one strikeout and one walk.

The next varsity baseball games will have Island School playing Kaua‘i High on Friday in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.

Waimea will travel to the Ron Martin Field on Saturday to face Kapa‘a High in a triple bill with the JV contest starting at 8 a.m. with a two-hour time limit. The first varsity contest goes at 10 a.m. to round out the first round.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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