Baseball

PIAA Letter of Intent signing day

April 16, 2014

Beautiful morning at the Elks Lodge in Waikiki on signing day for dozens of student-athletes from the islands. Among them were a handful of football players, including Punahou’s all-state offensive lineman, Davis Miyashiro-Saipa‘ia. The senior signed with Oregon as a preferred walk-on, turning down several opportunities at smaller schools. Isaac Hurd, Campbell’s big-play quarterback, signed […]

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BASEBALL LIVE BLOG: Punahou at Mid-Pacific

March 15, 2014

The first battle between the schools is ready to go, first pitch at 10 a.m. at Mid-Pacific. Strong wind swirling around, bringing a light mist with it once in a while. Punahou 100 030 x — 4 6 1 Mid-Pacific 003 045 x — 12 11 0 Top seventh: Mason Asato to hit, he grounds […]

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Moanalua road-bound in March

March 7, 2014

In case there’s any confusion, the OIA baseball game between Moanalua and Kailua is set for Saturday, 3 p.m., at Kailua’s field. There was some question about whether there would be testing earlier in the day (ACT) or not. According to Moanalua coach Scott Yamada, there is testing. Meanwhile, Moanalua’s field is in the midst […]

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Baseball, volleyball standouts sign letters

November 13, 2013

Eight volleyball players and eight baseball players were among the signees at the Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance letter-of-intent signing event this morning at Elks Lodge Waikiki. In all, 29 student-athletes signed letters, including record-breaking swimmer Jasmine Mau of Punahou. The senior chose Cal, and the setting for her official decision could not have been more […]

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Pieper wants to show Kamehameha the way

September 18, 2013

As a product of the UCLA baseball program, Billy Pieper delighted in the Bruins’ run to their first College World Series title in June. As Kamehameha’s new varsity baseball coach, Pieper is hoping to instill some of the attributes he noted while tracking UCLA’s title chase. “You look at the way they played, it was […]

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Pieper named Kamehameha baseball coach

September 17, 2013

Billy Pieper, a former two-sport standout at Kamehameha, will return to the Kapalama campus as the Warriors’ new baseball coach, the school announced today. Pieper succeeds Vern Ramie, who resigned from the position in June after 23 years as head coach. Pieper, a 1996 graduate of Kamehameha, played for Ramie and served as an assistant […]

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Punahou SS Branton commits to Stanford

September 6, 2013

Punahou shortstop Beau Branton has orally committed to Stanford. “I found out that I was officially admitted today,” Branton said on Thursday morning. “I feel pretty awesome. It’s one of the best feelings ever.” There was interest from other schools, but Branton narrowed his choices to Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, Penn and Dartmouth. “Stanford is […]

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Saint Louis’ Yamamoto headed to Arizona

August 21, 2013

Saint Louis senior Jordan Yamamoto has given an oral commitment to play baseball at the University of Arizona, he said Wednesday night. Yamamoto called Arizona his “dream school from his freshman year” and earned a nice scholarship offer after topping out at 92-93 MPH at the Area Code tryouts for the Milwaukee Brewers at Westmont […]

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Medeiros shines in Perfect Game All-American Classic

August 13, 2013

Think you’ve had a good summer? Waiakea senior Kodi Medeiros probably has you beat. Medeiros, a left-handed pitcher who Oahu fans got to see as a sophomore in the 2012 state tournament at Les Murakami Stadium, pitched in the Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday, striking out two in an inning of work. Perfect Game […]

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‘Iolani to honor 1950-1951 Triple Crown champs at Father Bray game

August 9, 2013

The 50th anniversary of ‘Iolani’s Father Bray Classic is Saturday night at Aloha Stadium, featuring the Raiders hosting Kalani in the nightcap. Pac-Five will kick things off against Radford. ‘Iolani will celebrate its triple crown of champions in 1950 and 1951, when the Raiders, under coach Father Bray, won ILH titles in football, basketball and […]

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Post-game: Great tourney, classic finish

May 15, 2013

Some post-tourney thoughts. Yes, it does feel a little anticlimactic, thinking back to games that were almost a week ago. But this was one of the best state tourneys in recent memory. • Year of the Control Freaks. That’s right, we had a healthy supply of elite pitchers who relied on finesse more than sheer […]

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HHSAA D-I baseball title game update (9:05 pm)

May 14, 2013

State title game time at Murakami Stadium. Beautiful Murakami Stadium. I’ll post updates here. Top 1st – Wasted opportunity for MPI. Kiner-Falefa singled to right, Collier reached on a bunt single. But Doi grounded into a 6-3 double play and Fentriss grounded out to first. Bot 1st – Sonognini singles for Mililani, but is left […]

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Day 3: D-I baseball update 9:18 pm

May 10, 2013

The semifinals are underway at the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championships at Iron Maehara Stadium. Here’s a collection of updates. 5:15 p.m. WAILUKU — We’re in the bottom of the fourth inning, Mid-Pacific and Campbell tied at 0. Ian Kahaloa of Campbell against Brent Sakurai of MPI. Update 5:55 p.m. The Owls score two […]

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Baseball tourney, day 2 extended

May 10, 2013

(More on the state tourney. This is the extended version of day 2′s quarterfinal games. The shorter version is in the print edition this morning.) WAILUKU — Kanoa Hironaka pitched the game of his life, a four-hitter against the top-seeded Baldwin Bears before a packed house at Iron Maehara Stadium — their home field — as […]

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