Maryknoll baseball protest upheld by ILH

Punahou's Jake Tsukada hit an RBI single in a game against Mid-Pacific on March 11. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu informed Buffanblu head coach Keenan Sue that a protest by Maryknoll from what was originally a 6-0 victory over the Spartans was upheld and the game will be partially replayed. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Punahou’s Jake Tsukada hit an RBI single in a game against Mid-Pacific on March 11. The Interscholastic League of Honolulu informed Buffanblu head coach Keenan Sue that a protest by Maryknoll from what was originally a 6-0 victory over the Spartans was upheld and the game will be partially replayed. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

A March 16 baseball matchup that initially ended with Punahou beating Maryknoll 6-0 is now an incomplete game.

A protest by Maryknoll head coach Eric Kadooka was upheld by the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, according to Buffanblu head coach Keenan Sue.

The contest, which was played at Ala Wai Community Park, will go back to the top of the seventh inning with Punahou at-bat and leading 2-0 with runners on first and second.


According to Sue, Kadooka protested Punahou baserunner Ola Aina‘s hurdling of the Maryknoll catcher to score a run in the seventh inning.

“Ola was going full steam, stopped in his tracks and jumped over the catcher,” Sue said.

The ILH ruled that Aina’s hurdling was illegal.

Since the game is not officially in the books yet, Punahou is 6-4 and Maryknoll is 1-9.


Sue said the ILH will inform him when and where the game will resume.

Another ILH baseball protest will likely be made for a Thursday game. This time, Saint Louis head coach George Gusman told the Star-Advertiser’s Paul Honda that he intended to protest a 1-0 loss to Kamehameha at Goeas Field because he believes Warriors starting pitcher Hunter Breault was over the maximum pitch count. Breault threw 101 pitches against Saint Louis and also threw 20 on Tuesday in a 5-2 win over Punahou at Goeas Field.

“It’s a three-day cycle with a 110-pitch max,” Gusman said in Honda’s story in the Friday Star-Advertiser. “Once he exceeded 90 today, that’s over the limit.”


Kamehameha head coach Thomas Perkins disagrees.

“The way I interpret it, once you had a day of rest (Wednesday) after throwing 20 pitches, everything resets,” he said in the story.

COMMENTS

  1. Abcdeer March 24, 2017 4:02 pm

    This is beginning to sound like Campbell when they won states a couple years ago. They had their ace pitcher, Ian k. throwing over 100 pitches a game and in the semifinals of states he threw 140 pitches and the head coach said it’s fine because he runs a lot at practice. Even made national news. Sure enough we find out he had some shoulder or elbow problems when he went for his physical after being drafted. Hopefully this isn’t the case with Kam. But the coach already interpreting the rules to be in his favor so he can have his pitcher throw as often as possible.

    I guess as long as the pitchers run a lot in practice it protects their arms so they can throw beyond the limit. /s


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