The Kamehameha Warriors may still be eligible for the state tournament regardless of what happens at the ILH second round tournament.
This was the significance of Monday’s 10-0 victory over host, the ‘Iolani Raiders, in 5 innings. This game was the ILH regular season finale for both teams.
This victory moved the Warriors (9-4-1) into second place in the league, behind the Mid-Pacific Owls (9-5). The Saint Louis Crusaders at (12-1-1), has already secured one of three berths into the states.
The Warriors second place finish in the regular season guarantees it at least a playoff spot for the third state berth in the league, should it not be in the top two.
Junior Aydan Lobetos brought drama to Monday’s game by hitting a grand slam in a seven-run second innings for the Warriors. The Warriors scored 10 runs for their second consecutive game.
Kamehameha won five league games, but only 2-4-2 in its next eight games. Then it closed the regular season with consecutive wins.