Chris Honda, the Waiakea Warriors coach, loves to speak in collective terms no matter what the circumstance.
Coach Honda had not seen anything at all before Friday’s HHSAA Division I baseball semifinals.
Honda is one victory away for the 2022 team, and it would be a long-lasting memory in Hilo if it can pull it off.
Dylan Honda laid down a squeeze bunt to score Kedren Kinzie for the lead in the top of the seventh inning.
Kaleb delaCuestaSato and Justice Dorser stepped in to relieve and the Warriors beat Saint Louis 5-4 to reach the title game.
Next up is the Baldwin Bears at 7:15 p.m. today, in a final. The game will be broadcast on SpectrumOC16. Waiakea, the BIIF champion (10-0), is seeking its first state title since 2012.