The Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball regular season was supposed to end Saturday, but two teams will complete the seventh inning of a protested game on Tuesday.
Before that March 16 contest was put under protest by Maryknoll coach Eric Kadooka, Punahou scored a 6-0 victory. But, due to a Buffanblu player hurdling the Maryknoll catcher illegally to score a run in a four-run seventh inning, Kadooka protested to the league and it was upheld.
On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Ala Wai Community Park, the game will revert to the top of the seventh with Punahou (9-5) at bat and leading 2-0 with two runners on base.
The two teams will meet again in one of two ILH postseason tournament openers Friday. The event will continue next week until tournament winner and a second state berth is determined. Kamehameha locked up the league’s first state spot by winning the regular season with a 12-3 record.
Eventually, an overall league champion will be determined as well.
ILH postseason tournament
>> Friday: ‘Iolani (5-10) vs. Mid-Pacific (6-9), 3:30 p.m., at Ala Wai Community Park
>> Friday: Maryknoll (1-13) vs. Punahou (9-5), 6:30 p.m., at Ala Wai Community Park
>> Saturday: Mid-Pacific/‘Iolani winner vs. Kamehameha (12-3), noon, at Ala Wai Community Park
>> Saturday: Punahou/Maryknoll winner vs. Saint Louis (11-4), 3 p.m., at Ala Wai Community Park
>> Note: Double-elimination portion of the tournament continues on April 11, 12 and 15, teams, times and sites to be determined.