Falcons jumps on the Bulldogs early and coasts a win
Kalani jumped out to an early lead on Kaimuki Bulldogs and captured a 23-0 victory on Saturday at Kaimuki.
The game was decided quickly as Kalani exerted its will early with 18 runs in the first three innings.
Justin Ibara led the Falcons' offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored three runs and had one RBI.
Reece Kakugawa looked sharp on the bump. The Bulldogs managed just two hits off of Kakugawa, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out five during his three innings of work.
Kalani easily handled the Kaimuki's pitching as nine hitters combined for 16 hits, 17 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Boxscore
Falcons drop second straight 13-9 to Surfriders
Three hits weren't enough for Kalani as it lost a shootout, 13-9 in seven innings, to Kailua on Wednesday at Kahala Park.
Brandon Higashionna got on base two times in the game for the Falcons. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the seventh inning.
After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Kalani faced just a 13-5 deficit. A walk by Tyler Ching, an RBI single by Matthew Beall, and a groundout by Harrison Moy gave Kalani life.
A four-run seventh inning helped bring the Falcons within four. An RBI single by Brandon Higashionna, an error, and a two-run error triggered the comeback. Boxscore
Kalani falls to Kaiser 2-1
Kalanis' Matthew Beall pitched well, but providing enough offense to notch a victory proved difficult Tuesday, as Kalani to Kaiser 2-1 at Kahala Park.
Beall was charged with the loss. He lasted just 5 2/3 innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed two runs.
Kalanis' lone run of the ballgame came in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Kohl Suehiro. Boxscore
Falcons take out Roughriders 7-3
Justin Ibara had two extra base hits, in sparking Kalani to a 7-3 victory over Roosevelt on Saturday at Stevenson Middle.
Reece Kakugawa's 10 strikeouts were enough to push Kalani past Roosevelt. Kakugawa allowed three earned runs on six hits and four walks over seven innings.
Reyn Shitanishi, Ibara and Kohl Suehiro helped lead Kalani's offense. They combined for eight hits and four RBIs. Boxscore
Kalani escapes with 3-2 victory
Castle was never able to get over the hump and get over its troubles against Kalani on Wednesday, as Knights fell 3-2 at home after falling behind by three runs in the third inning.
Reece Kakugawa was pitching. Castle Knights managed just two hits off of the Falcons' pitcher, who allowed one earned run, walked five and struck out seven during his 5 2/3 innings of work.
The game was never in doubt after the first, as Kalani Falcons scored one run on a sacrifice fly by Bronson Matsumoto.
Kalani Falcons increased its lead with two runs in the third. A sacrifice fly scored Justin Ibara for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Matsumoto's single, scoring Reyn Shitanishi. . Boxscore
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!