Maui High Face Pearl City in State Baseball Opener Tonight
Maui High will play Pearl City today in a 7 p.m. D-I first-round headliner as the Wally Yonamine Foundation State Baseball Championship swings into action at Maehara Stadium.
The Valley Isle is hosting the D-I tournament, beginning with game one between Kalani and Mililani at 10:45 a.m. in Wailuku. Game two between Hilo and Waipahu begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by Punahou and Campbell at 4:15 p.m.
The Sabers and the Chargers meet in tonight’s nightcap, with the winner facing fourth-seeded Waiakea on Thursday, at 1:30 p.m.
As Maui Interscholastic League champion second-seeded Baldwin High School has a first-round bye and will play a 7 p.m. quarterfinal Thursday against the winner of today’s game between Hilo and Waipahu.
Baldwin, which went 14-0 in MIL play this season en route to claiming its seventh consecutive league crown, is 23-1 overall this year. The Bears’ only loss was against Punahou here early in the season.
Mid-Pacific, the state runner-up in 2015, is seeded No. 1 this year. Kailua received the No. 3 seed.
The Wally Yonamine Foundation Division II State Baseball Championships are being held this weekend at Wong Stadium on the Big Island.
Molokai is seeded fourth in the D-II event, which opens Thursday and runs through Saturday, May 7.
Molokai, which has won the last four MIL D-II titles and 37 straight league games, face St. Francis in a quarterfinal Thursday. The winner will play Friday against Kalaheo or top-seeded Kamehameha Hawaii.
Kauai was seeded second and Kapolei received the No. 3 seed. Maryknoll, which won a third consecutive championship last season, is not in this year’s field.
DIVISION II BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
At Wong Stadium
Thursday’s Quarterfinals Games
No. 2 Kauai vs. Radford, 11:30 a.m.
No. 3 Kapolei vs. Konawaena, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Molokai vs. St. Francis, 4:30 p.m.
No. 1 Kamehameha Hawaii vs. Kalaheo, 7 p.m.
Kauai-Radford loser vs. Kapolei-Konawaena loser, 11:15 a.m.
Molokai-Francis loser vs. Kamehameha Hawaii-Kalaheo loser, 1:45 p.m.
Kauai-Radford winner vs. Kapolei-Konawaena winner, 4:15 p.m.
Molokai-Francis winner vs. Kamehameha Hawaii-Kalaheo winner, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
Fifth-place game, 1:30 p.m.
Third-place game, 4 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.