The Waiakea Warriors were not the only opponent giving the Kealakehe Waveriders challenging time Saturday.
The second contest between the Waveriders and the Warriors, in their second meeting this season, was dominated by rain and wind. These factors were important and led to Kealakehe’s being off their game early on.
Kealakehe was behind 5-1 entering the bottom of the second. The Waveriders were on their game from then on. The Waveriders outscored the Warriors 17 to 3 and the game was called after five innings.
Mia Joaquin was the leader of the Waveriders’ efforts in the circle and the batter’s box. In five innings Joaquin, a senior, struck out six batters to earn the win. She also had three hits. Joaquin stepped up after a slow start. Waiakea scoring had scored two runs via base-loaded walks.
Freeda Tosie, matched Joaquin with three hits. With two RBI each, Rhianna Joaquin and Tosie led the Waveriders.
Next Saturday, the Kealakehe Waveriders (3-0), will be back in action when they travel to Waiakea for a game against the Hilo Vikings.