HAWAII GROWN: Baseball, Softball notes

Grand Canyon senior Pikai Winchester ('Iolani '15) is hitting .370 with two doubles and two homers in his first seven games this season. Photo courtesy Grand Canyon athletics.

We’re two weeks into the NCAA Division I baseball season and three weeks into the softball season.

Here is a quick roundup of some of Hawaii’s homegrown talent currently playing on the mainland.


>> Cole Cabrera, Punahou ’17: The Cal Poly starting left fielder finished 3-for-8 with three walks, three runs scored and an RBI in three losses to California over the weekend.
>> Pikai Winchester, ‘Iolani ’15: The Grand Canyon senior designated hitter finished 4-for-14 with a double, home run and four RBIs as the Lopes lost two of three to nationally-ranked TCU over the weekend. Winchester is hitting .370 with two doubles and two homers over his first seven games.
>> Codie Paiva, Kamehameha ’15: The Loyola Marymount senior right-hander and No. 1 starter in the rotation earned his first win of the season, striking out eight in 5 2/3 shutout innings with no walks and six hits allowed in a 3-1 win over Saint Louis on Friday.
>> Wyatt Young, Mid-Pacific ’18: The Pepperdine freshman had two hits and stole a base in a 6-2 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday. Young has started at shortstop and batted in the leadoff spot in all six games for the Waves this season and is hitting .269 (7-for-26).
>> Noah Sills, Mid-Pacific ’15: The Lamar senior left-hander, who is slotted No. 2 in the rotation, picked up a no decision allowing three runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in six innings of a 8-6 victory over Prairie View on Saturday in the Cardinal Classic.
>> Keith Torres, Saint Louis ’17: The Sacramento State sophomore shortstop went 3-for-12 with a triple, two walks, two runs and an RBI as the Hornets lost two of three against Pacific over the weekend.
>> Nick Tabura, Kapaa ’14: The Sacramento State junior left-hander struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief in his first outing of the season on Sunday in a 6-2 loss to Pacific.
>> Jacob Maekawa, Mid-Pacific ’16: The San Diego State junior infielder finished 4-for-7 with a walk, stolen base and an RBI to help the Aztecs go 2-1 in the Tony Gwynn Legacy with wins over Utah and Kansas State over the weekend.
>> Pono Anderson, Saint Louis ’15: The Texas-Arlington senior right-hander got a no decision in an 8-6 loss to Wichita State after giving up three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings with one walk and six strikeouts.
>> Ashkhon Kuhaulua, Kamehameha ’07: The William Jessup senior right-hander tossed a seven-inning complete game, allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts to improve to 3-0 for the season in a 3-2 victory over Westmont on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader.
>> Kawai Takemura, Kamehameha ’17: The William Jessup starting shortstop went 8-for-15 batting out of the leadoff spot with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI to help the Warriors split a four-game series with Westmont over the weekend.


Cal State Bakersfield junior Cydney Curran (Campbell ’16) entered the week leading Division I in triples with five in 12 games. Photo courtesy Cal State Bakersfield athletics.

>> Cydney Curran, Campbell ’16: The Cal State Bakersfield junior shortstop went 5-for-14 with four triples, six runs scored and an RBI as the Roadrunners went 1-4 in the Silicon Valley Classic over the weekend. Curran has five triples for the season in just 12 games to currently lead the nation in Division I and has already tied Bakersfield’s single-season record.
>> Chris Hipa, Kamehameha ’15: The Cal State Bakersfield second baseman finished 4-for-15 with a walk and two runs scored in the Silicon Valley Classic.
>> Kamalani Dung, Kamehameha ’15: The California senior right-hander struck out 12 in a two-hit shutout with only one walk allowed in a 1-0 win over Duke on Friday. The Bears finished 3-2 in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with Dung earning all three wins. She went 3-1 over the weekend pitching twice out of the bullpen. As a starter, she was 2-0 and allowed one run on six hits in 14 innings with three walks and 16 strikeouts. She pitched 22 innings total allowing seven runs on 12 hits with seven walks and 23 strikeouts.
>> Dallas Millwood, Kamehameha ’18: The Nevada freshman first baseman belted her first career home run — a three-run shot in the second inning of a 10-0 win over Pacific (Calif.) on Saturday. Millwood finished 4-for-11 with a double, homer and five RBIs to help the Wolf Pack go 3-1 in the Libby Matson Tournament.
>> Ashley Salausa, Leilehua ’17: The Nevada sophomore outfielder had two hits, two walks, four runs scored and three RBIs in the Libby Matson Tournament.
>> Nawai Kaupe, Maui ’17: The Washington sophomore outfielder blasted a solo homer in the top of the seventh inning to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
>> Maya Yoshiura, Mililani ’17: The Cal State Stanislaus third baseman went 5-for-11 with two doubles, three RBIs and a run scored as the Warriors were swept in a four-game series by nationally-ranked UC San Diego over the weekend.


  1. oldskool February 26, 2019 1:35 pm

    Anything on the three local boys on Kansas Jayhawks Baseball Team? (Paaluhi-Souza, Bisho, and Parker)

  2. turfwar February 26, 2019 8:27 pm

    What about the slugger for Oklahoma Joslyn Alo. Only one of the most feared hitters to ever come out of Hawaii.

  3. Paulo Faasuamanu February 27, 2019 4:33 am

    2 -Hawaii girls @ Lindsey Wilson College.
    Makea-Al Kaluau ( Sacredhearts)
    Desiree Chang (Kailua H.S)

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