Hawaii Baseball Group off to hot start

Members of the Hawaii Baseball Group posed for a team shot after play on Tuesday. The team will head to San Diego to compete in the Phil Singer Tournament this weekend.

The Hawaii Baseball Group, a summer traveling team coached by former UH assistants Keith Komeiji and Chad Konishi, are 6-2 on their current trip to California.

The team, which is made up of players who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors this year, leaves for Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday and will play in two games at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday before participating in the Phil Singer Tournament in San Diego from July 28 to August 4.

The 18-under event features 32 teams from across the country. HBG is seeded 14th overall.

HBG started their trip on Saturday and split a doubleheader against The Zoots at Saint Mary’s (Calif.), winning 6-3 and losing 8-3.

They then swept Sacramento Show by scores of 5-1 and 3-1 at Sacramento State on Sunday and beat Northern California 6-3 and 11-2 at Cal State East Bay on Monday. Today they split a doubleheader against Trosky Northern California, winning 2-0 and losing 3-2.

Here’s a list of players on the team:
Korrey Siracusa (Mililani), C
Matt Erickson (Mid-Pacific), C
Jacob Poole (St. Francis), C
Cade Yonamine (‘Iolani), 1B
Zackary Kon (‘Iolani), 1B
Shaydon Kubo (‘Iolani), INF
Kyson Donahue (Punahou), INF
Stone Miyao (Hilo), INF
Ty Matsunami (Aiea), INF
Bubba Akana (St. Francis), INF
Caleb Markwith (Punahou), INF
Kirk Terada-Herzer (Punahou), OF
Matthew Inaba (‘Iolani), OF
Shane Sasaki (‘Iolani), OF
Micah Yonamine (‘Iolani), OF
Nick Sampson (Campbell), OF
Christian Ontai (Leilehua), OF/LHP
Kamaha’o Arita (Kamehameha), RHP
Li’i Pontes (Kamehameha), RHP
Zach Alcos (St. Francis), RHP
Logan Yee (‘Iolani), RHP
Christopher Amemiya (Punahou), RHP
Colby Narciso (Aiea), RHP
James Yamasaki (St. Francis), RHP
Javyn Pimental (Kamehameha), LHP
Cade Halemanu (Pearl City), RHP
Kahi Bisho (Punahou), RHP
Tyler Dyball (Kaiser), RHP
Brayden Nomura (Punahou), RHP


  1. Viane Etuale July 26, 2017 8:18 am

    Congratulations team HBG. Good luck with the rest of the tournament. Aloha James Yamasaki.

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