Hawaii has a new state baseball champion.
The HHSAA Division One state baseball championship game was supposed to have gone down last Saturday on Maui.
But rain postponed the drama and the game between second seeded Mid-Pacific and Mililani was moved to Tuesday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
But the drama was worth the wait.
Some serious defense in this one.
Second inning, bases loaded with two outs, MPI’s Isiah Kiner-Falefa makes the diving stop, then the diving force-out at second.
It was a 0-0 ball game.
The Owls could do little against Trojans starter Kanoa Hironaka.
In fact, trailed 1-0 in the top of the 7th when UH-bound Marcus Doi came through.
A bases loaded single, bringing in two runs, and putting Mid-Pacific on top 2-1.
They would add another run to make it 3-1, and that was enough for Owls pitcher Trey Saito….who put ‘em down in order in the last frame….and there it is.
Mid-Pacific claims the state title.
It’s the Owls fifth overall state title win, and first since 2002.