There is sibling rivalry, but in this case, it’s more like peas in a pod.
Sisters Elisa and Trinity Favela started for the top-ranked Campbell Sabers on Tuesday night in a 10-5 win over Pearl City. It marked the first start together at the high school level for Elisa, an ace pitcher and cleanup hitter, and left fielder Trinity.
“We haven’t really played together in a game since we were younger,” Trinity said. “It was a great feeling.”
Elisa Favela scattered six hits in 6 innings for the win. She struck out three and walked none, exuding confidence in her team’s potent offensive attack.
“I threw a couple of mistakes. Our coaches said I have to keep going and take deep breaths,” said Elisa, who was also 2-for-4 at the plate.
As a senior leader, Elisa Favela is well aware of Coach Shag Hermosura’s concerns about complacency at practice by the defending state champions.
“Each game is a big game and we take it one at a time, and keep pushing,” she said. “We need more improvement in everything.”
One spotlight among the many for Campbell was a diving catch in left field by Trinity Favela.
“There’s more responsibility for me now,” said Trinity, who batted 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. “I just want to play.”