June 10, 2023 1:40 am

The Maui News

Chris Mata tossed a total-game, 3-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and two walks to lead the Maui Higher College baseball group to a three- win more than Kamehameha Maui on Thursday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

The win lifts the Sabers to four- in the Maui Interscholastic League Division I race, whilst the Warriors fell to four-three.

Maui High’s Nick Nashiwa was the only player in the game with numerous hits, going two for two with two RBIs.

In the only other MIL baseball game Thursday, Baldwin beat Lahainaluna 7-. Kade Fujioka and Isaac Iwamura combined on the two-hit shutout, Fujioka going the initially six innings, enabling each hits, striking out 5 and walking 3.

Fujioka was also two for three at the plate and scored twice. Kuhio Aloy batted three for three for the Bears (three-1).

The Lunas fell to -7.


KS Maui 000 000 0–0 3 2

Maui High 010 101 x–3 5 3

Kaimi Kahalekai, Japheth Joaquin (six) and Duke Aloy Chris Mata and David Vergel de Dios. W–Mata. L–Kahalekai.

Leadings hitters–Maui Higher, Nick Nashiwa two-two, two runs.


Lahainaluna 000 000 0–0 2 5

Baldwin 101 302 x–7 9 2

Dane Martaulis, Aiden Arnise (three), Aukai Hokoana (six) and Locklin Maier Kade Fujioka, Isaac Iwamura (7) and Anu Chaves. W–Fujioka. L–Martaulis. 2B–Baldwin, Kaden Anderson. 3B–Baldwin, Levi Maddela.

Top hitters–Baldwin, Fujioka two-three, two runs Kuhio Aloy three-three.


MIL Baseball Standings


W L Pct GB

Maui High 4 0 1.000 —

Baldwin 3 1.750 1

KS Maui 4 3.571 1 ½

King Kekaulike 3 3.500 2

Lahainaluna 0 7.000 5 ½


W L Pct GB

Molokai 6 0 1.000 —

Seabury Hall 3 3.500 3

Lanai 3 3.500 3

Hana 0 6.000 6

Thursday’s Final results

Maui Higher three, Kamehameha Maui

Baldwin 7, Lahainaluna

Today’s Games

Hana at Molokai, three p.m.

Seabury Hall at Lanai, three p.m.

Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna at Maehara Stadium, three:30 p.m.

Maui Higher vs. Kamehameha Maui at Maehara Stadium, five:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Hana at Molokai, ten a.m.

Seabury Hall at Lanai, 9 a.m.

Baldwin vs. Lahainaluna at Maehara Stadium, ten a.m.

Maui Higher vs. Kamehameha Maui at Maehara Stadium, noon

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