Saint Louis junior Aiva Arquette continues power surge in LA, Arizona

Aiva Arquette, Nuu Contrades and Cody Kashimoto are enjoying their mainland adventure. Photo courtesy of Aiva Arquette.

Baseball has been very, very good to Aiva Arquette.

When the two-sport standout wasn’t firing up jump shots with Coach Derrick Low during the summer, Arquette was getting constant reps on the diamond. The 6-foot-3 junior added some game action to his offseason calendar, socking a home run with Team Hawaii at the Arizona Junior Fall Classic.

The shortstop and leadoff hitter also played with TB SoCal in a Los Angeles-area tournament last weekend.

“I started off hot in L.A., and then cooled down a bit,” Arquette said.

He caught fire in Arizona and finished the week 7-for-17 at the plate with a home run, triple and double

“My favorite highlight of the trip so far was bonding with my teammates and, of course, my home run,” he said. “Forging new friendships with players from other schools, including players from the Big Island and California. The Senior Classic is next for me. I am just getting the most reps I can before the (ILH) season starts.”

The scholarship offers are on the table. Arquette hasn’t identified them publicly, but the future is bright.

“I’m fortunate to have a handful of offers from mainly West Coast schools that all have great things to offer as a school and program,” he said.

The trip has been another memory to savor with his father, Athens.

“Being able to bond with my dad is another highlight. We’ve been road tripping from California to Arizona for two weeks,” he said. “My mom (Marisel) and sister (Adrianna) are holding down the fort back home, and to the rest of my ohana, I miss you all.

“And shout out to Saint Louis School and coaching staff for the support they have for their student-athletes.”


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