Falcons get ahead early but can't hang on in 6-5 loss
Kalani Falcons jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 6-5 to the 'Iolani Raiders on Thursday.
Reece Kakugawa took the loss for the Falcons. He allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked four and struck out one.
Kalani took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. The Falcons added single runs in the second and third innings when Wee scored on an RBI single by Kakugawa and Awaya scored on a groundout by Bronson Matsumoto.
'Iolani came back, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth and hung on for the win. Boxscore
Kalani and Punahou tie
Punahou Buffanblu and Kalani Falcons played to a 1-1 tie on Monday at Iolani.
Reece Kakugawa had an impressive outing against the Buffanblu's lineup. Punahou managed just one hit off of Kakugawa, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his three innings of work.
The Falcons' lone run of the ballgame came in the third inning on an error. Punahou managed to score one run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly. Boxscore
Kalani falls to Mililani
The top of the first saw Kalani take an early lead, 3-0. After Kakugawa doubled, Reyn Shitanishi doubled, plating Kakugawa and Jarryn Wee. More runs came home for the Falcons when Shitanishi scored on an RBI single by Noah Nakamura.
In the bottom of the first, Mililani took the lead, scoring six runs on an error, a sacrifice fly, and a two-run single.
The Trojans added three more runs in the bottom of the second. A passed ball scored the inning's first run. That was followed up by a single bringing in two more runs.
Reece Kakugawa had two extra-base hits for Kalani. He doubled in the first and sixth innings. Boxscore
Kalani loses to Raiders again
For the second time in five days, Kalani fell 10-2 to the 'Iolani Raiders at 'Iolani on Thursday.
The top of the second saw Kalani take an early lead, 1-0. Payton Awaya got things going for Kalani with a single. A stolen base then moved Awaya from first to second.
'Iolani answered Kalani's surge and put up two runs of their own in the third. The Raiders scored on an error and an RBI single.
The Raiders added six more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A error scored two runs to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by single scoring two more runs.
Matthew Beall ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in four innings, walked three and struck out none. Boxscore
Kalani drops one to St Louis
Kalani pitchers scattered four hits on Monday, but weren't able to push enough runs across, and lost 11-4 to St Louis Crusaders at Kahala Park.
After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the third, the Falcons faced just a 5-4 deficit. A two-run home run by Awaya and an error triggered Kalanis' comeback. Awaya racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Falcons.
Beau Fujii took the loss for Kalani Falcons. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked four, struck out none, and allowed five runs. Boxscore
Falcons lose 13-3
The game was never in doubt after the first, as Mid Pacific Owls scored two runs on two singles.
One run in the bottom of the third helped the Falcons close its deficit to 4-1. An RBI single by Kohl Suehiro set off Kalani Falcons rally. Suehiro went 3-4 at the plate.
Duke Fujii took the loss. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked three, struck out none, and allowed four runs. Boxscore
Falcons blasted by Raiders 19-1
Kalani Falcons fell 19-1 to the Iolani Raiders at Mililani H.S. on Saturday.
The 'Iolani Raiders never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on a two-run homer.
In the fifth inning, Kalani Falcons pushed across its only run of the day on a groundout by Matthew Beall.
Reece Kakugawa took the loss for Kalani Falcons. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed four runs. Boxscore
Pre Season set to start on Saturday
The Kalani Falcons open the pre-season on Saturday in the Mililani Tournament against ILH power 'Iolani. The Falcons hope to continue the momentum they had when they finished as JV Co-Champions in the OIA East in late January.
Many of the JV players will see action in the Varsity pre-season and will gain valuable experience. It should be a great season for Kalani. Come out and catch a game. Go Falcons!