HAWAII GROWN: Pedrina wins player of the year honor

Lewis-Clark State senior Raymond Pedrina batted .356 in 40 games with 14 doubles, five triples, six homers and 34 RBIs to earn NAIA West player of the year honors. Photo courtesy Lewis-Clark State athletics.

Lewis-Clark State senior Raymond “Ali’i” Pedrina, a 2013 Campbell alumnus who also played baseball at Kamehameha, was named the NAIA West player of the year on Sunday as voted on by the league’s coaches.

Pedrina, a senior outfielder who redshirted in 2016 with an injury, batted .356 in 40 games with 14 doubles, five triples, six homers and 34 RBIs.

He also drew 23 walks and was hit by a pitch 15 times to post a .473 on-base percentage and stole eight bases in 11 tries.

Pedrina is now eligible to win NAIA player of the year honors.

Lewis-Clark State has won 19 NAIA national championships including three in a row. The Warriors are 38-11 overall this year and finished the conference season 26-6 to earn a spot in the World Series.

The 10-team double-elimination tournament begins May 25.

Pedrina was featured in the Hawaii Grown section in the Star-Advertiser on April 4. You can read that story here.

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