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Kaiser’s 9-0 loss to Campbell in the OIA baseball semifinal round on Friday night was a demonstration of a solid, good team going up against a premier pitcher in stealth mode. Kila Kapihe was that good. The nine strikeouts with just one walk in his two-hit shutout wasn’t just good. It was mastery. And he’s […]

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Keenan Sue loves baseball and he loves his Punahou baseball team. The first-year coach and Honolulu businessman was effervescent in talking about his club five minutes after his postgame huddle on Friday. The Buffanblu had just finished their season in a 3-1 loss to ‘Iolani in the ILH tournament. They stranded the bases loaded in […]

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First inning is underway at Damon Field in Manoa Valley on the campus of Mid-Pacific Institute. Sunny blue sky, puffs of white clouds and just a hint of trade winds for this ILH baseball playoff game. Both Kamehameha and Mid-Pacific won their tourney-opening games in this double-elimination format. Makoa Mau of Kamehameha and Grant Doi […]

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There is a minimum of mercy in the Oahu Interscholastic Association playoffs, which begin on Wednesday. Unlike the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, which has an automatic state-tournament berth for the regular-season winner (Mid-Pacific) and a double-elimination format in the playoffs, the OIA leaves no room for defeat. The single-elimination format rewards late-season play — the […]

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Game time is 45 minutes away in this showdown for the OIA West crown. As far as playoff implications go, the winner gets the top seed in the West and the loser gets the second. Either way, Campbell and Mililani will have first-round byes. Unlike the ILH, where regular-season placing can figure into the equation […]

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A wild and wacky ILH Division I baseball season will only get crazier starting Friday night as the postseason tournament gets underway at Ala Wai Field. Fifth-seeded ‘Iolani (3-9) takes on fourth-seeded Punahou (4-8) in the first game at 6 p.m. at Ala Wai Field. The Buffanblu outscored the Raiders 15-4 in two wins to […]

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No. 6 Saint Louis (6-5) vs. No. 10 Punahou (4-6) Nice crowd here at Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park in Waipio for another key ILH matchup. The race is so tight that virtually every game is key. First inning Both pitchers escaped with relatively little damage done in the first. The Crusaders got a […]

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Gavin Concepcion is at ease on the baseball field, and in speaking with him on the Pearl City grass Friday, that peacefulness is not just because his Chargers had just defeated No. 1 Mililani 4-3. Concepcion, in his first year at the helm, talked about how the game of baseball gave his team one (yes, […]

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By now, most Hawaii high school baseball fans know that Campbell right-hander Ian Kahaloa is being scouted by all 30 major league teams. The senior has been close to unhittable so far this season, and there’s been plenty of talk about his prospects at the next level. Most of the scouts who have filled the […]

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Kapolei is getting used to a different level of baseball. Waialua is constantly working year in and year out just to keep a baseball team on the field. Metropolitan Kapolei does not need to look very hard to find players. In agriculturally based Waialua, sometimes players are few and far between. After the Hurricanes defeated […]

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