Menehune clinches first round in KIF softball

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i pitcher Kamryn Yates winds up, as a Waimea base runner is poised to run during a Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation softball game at Isenberg Park on Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Waimea pitcher Taelor Camelo faces a Red Raider hitter in the third inning during a Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation softball game at Isenberg Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Waimea’s base runner Nakeisha Olivas comes up with a steal of second base in the third inning, as Kaua‘i’s Cheyley Jacobs takes the throwout attempt during a Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation softball game at Isenberg Park on Wednesday.

LIHU‘E — Waimea softball pitcher Taelor Camelo threw a no-hitter, and the Menehune went on to take the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation softball Round 1 crown following its 10-0 shutout over Kaua‘i High School at Isenberg Park.

Playing before an audience hungry for a Red Raider win, Waimea scored its 10 runs on seven hits. Waimea was led by Sianni Sakai, who finished the game-shortened by the 10-run ruling by nailing a pair of doubles, scoring twice, and driving home four runners.

Ryleah Torres had a 2-run homer in the fifth inning, and Kamaile Valente had two singles, scored once, and marked an RBI in the win.

Camelo picked up the victory on the mound. She walked no one, and struck out six Red Raider hitters.

Kamryn Yates suffered the loss with seven hits allowed, striking out four Menehune hitters, and walking six. She also hit two batters.

With two outs in the third frame, Waimea churned up four runs, its most productive in the contest, after Kaua‘i could not shut the door on the frame.

Alia Lazaro got first on a fielder’s choice, Ari Acosta walked, and both scored on Sakai’s double. Sakai scored when Nakeisha Olivas got to first on a miscue, and Olivas scored on a wild pitch before Yates struck out Kayani Santos to end the threat.

Waimea next hosts Kapa‘a High School in a doubleheader on Saturday at Waimea Canyon Park, where the first pitch is at 10 a.m.

  1. mark March 24, 2023 5:48 am Reply

    if Kapaa beats Waimea twice on Saturday aren’t they tied for the first round

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.