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Glenn Flores is Campbell’s interim baseball coach

By Nick Abramo on January 31, 2019

Glenn Flores is Campbell’s new head coach for baseball on an interim basis, athletic director Rory Pico confirmed Thursday. The position opened up when Pico left the post to become the Sabers’ AD last fall. Flores, who is also an assistant athletic director, was an assistant under Pico for seven years. “He has a lot of knowledge about not only the team but also the administration, so it made sense to choose him from the baseball staff,” Pico said. “He […]

Kado Baseball covers bases with clinics

By Jason Kaneshiro on December 18, 2018

A series of clinics covering on- and off-field topics for baseball players, parents and coaches is set for this weekend at Farrington High School at Mid-Pacific Institute. Kado Baseball will host its Hawaii Grown Instructional Baseball Camp starting Friday at Farmington and continuing Saturday and Sunday at MPI. Instructors will include former MPI standout Donny Kadokawa and Waiakea graduate Kainoa Correa, an infield instructor in the Cleveland Indians organization. The cost of the camp is $159 for position players and […]

St. Francis SS Akana signs with Hawaii

By Paul Honda on November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Bubba Akana unexpectedly created another memory. Akana, a St. Francis three-sport athlete, was looking forward to the 6:05 a.m. letter-of-intent signing with his parents, grandparents and siblings nearby in the Hawaii Convention Center. Hosted by Education 1st, the event drew 69 signees. Akana was with his family on Tuesday night. His father, Kip, is also his football and baseball coach. “My dad said, ‘Bub, I’ve been waiting since you were 5 for this day.’ To hear him say […]

Punahou’s Harrison makes early commitment to SEC school

By Billy Hull on September 10, 2018

Kalae Harrison will play baseball at a school that is the furthest away from home he was comfortable with leaving. The Punahou junior middle infielder orally committed to play at Texas A&M on Sunday while visiting the school. “I got the offer in the summer and it was kind of one of my top schools so I chose (Texas A&M) to be the first (school) that I go (visit),” Harrison said Monday. “It was always the school I wanted to […]

Kamehameha hires coaches in baseball, softball, soccer

By Nick Abramo on August 29, 2018

Daryl Kitagawa is the new baseball coach at Kamehameha, the school announced as one of three new hires Wednesday. Kitagawa takes over for Kahi Kaanoi, who was hired on interim basis in February. Prior to that, Tom Perkins was the Warriors’ baseball coach. The school also hired Leo Sing Chow for softball and Uri Barron-Silva for boys soccer. Sing Chow, who previously played for the Warriors’ softball program, takes over for James Millwood. Barron-Silva takes over the soccer reins from […]

Three draft picks from Hawaii sign

By Billy Hull on July 6, 2018

The deadline for 2018 MLB draft picks to sign a professional contract passed today with three of the four Hawaii high school alums who were selected going pro. ********** UPDATE: Baldwin alum Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa had reportedly signed with the Twins but will instead head to Yavapai College in Arizona. Baldwin coach Shane Dudoit confirms Hoopii-Tuionetoa turned down a proposed $100,000 signing bonus at the last minute to go to college in hopes of getting picked higher. MLB.com still lists Hoopii-Tuionetoa […]

State champion Baldwin finishes Top 10 in nation

By Billy Hull on June 20, 2018

State champion Baldwin, which brought back to Maui its second state baseball trophy in three years last month, finished the season ranked No. 8 in the country by USA Today. The Bears, who finished 16-1 this season, dropped one spot in the final Super 25 rankings released today. Baldwin finished second overall in the West Region, trailing only No. 5 Valley Christian-San Jose. The Bears landed four players on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State team, including position player of the year […]

Hilo’s Bello signs with Brewers

By Hawaii Prep World on June 15, 2018

Hilo alumnus Micah Bello, who was selected with the No. 73 overall pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last week, has signed with the Brewers. Officially can call myself a Brewer!🔵⚾️ pic.twitter.com/yWqw2qZA96 — Micah Bello (@MicahBello8) June 13, 2018 According to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, Bello received a $550,000 signing bonus from the Brewers, taking roughly $275,000 less than the slot value for the No. 73 overall pick, which was $824,900. Punahou and Oregon State alumnus KJ Harrison, […]