VIDEO: Kailua All-State pitchers Parker, Ballesteros

Kailua senior Stone Parker is the first Star-Advertiser All-State pitcher of the year since 1989, when Brant McCreadie was honored. Photo: Craig Kojima.

Kailua’s Stone Parker and Bryson Ballesteros pulled off a rarity: both were voted to he Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball All-State first team.

The complete All-State teams were released in Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, which you can read here.

Here’s video of Parker, who was named pitcher of the year, and Ballesteros.


Corey Ishigo of Kailua also chatted about his dynamic duo.

COMMENTS

  1. Tedium June 5, 2018 7:37 am

    I’ve seen every high school baseball player this year…most on more than one occasion. I don’t understand why we continue to get these all-league/all-state selections wrong. Writers, Media, Coaches…can someone explain how you left off the 2nd best all-around outfielder in the state(after Bello), Shane Sasaki off the first team? Also, how did we leave the best all around hitter, Micah Yonamine, in the state off the first and second teams? Why, cause Micah plays catcher so he can only make the all-state team as a catcher? First team all-state DH or Utility…whatever you have to do but both these players are FIRST TEAMERS!!!!! I’m not an Iolani homer so relax if you think I coach there or that I have any interest in Iolani athletics because I don’t. My interest is in Hawaii baseball and we keep failing to get things right. Iolani made the state tournament and was a hit away from possibly playing in the state championship and winning it all.(Those of you close to the situation could probably argue that Iolani was also a “D1 pitcher” away from being in the state championship) So, Paul, Billy, other media, if you have any reason, any logic on why things ended up the way they did. I mean, Cade had a nice year…he ain’t no Shane so either put both on first team or Cade goes to second. Have you seen Shane play Centerfield? I would argue he’s better than Bello as a defensive outfielder…and I had both on the same team this Fall. Sasaki = PIPE!


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