On this day in 1983, Eddie Hayashi hit a pair of home runs and Pac-Five thumped Mid-Pacific in a makeup game.
For all of Hayashi’s distance, he wasn’t anywhere near the league’s leaders in batting average. That honor belonged to Kalani Perry of Kamehameha, who was hitting a robust .548 on his way to finishing at .468. Iolani’s Scott Fujita led pitchers with a 1.20 ERA, but only garnered honorable mention on the Star-Bulletin’s ILH All-Stars at the end of the year.
Iolani won the ILH that season on the strength of its pitching staff, led by Mike Fetters, and went on to win states with Fujita earning the start and beating Molokai 9-7 in the first round.