HPU's Mead grabs baseball honors
Hawaii Pacific senior Kaimi Mead earned two top honors and Hawaii-Hilo's Keoni Manago another when the inaugural All-PacWest baseball team was announced yesterday.
Mead (7-1) was named the PWC Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. The 2003 Roosevelt High graduate had two complete games, including a no-hitter, in 11 starts.
Manago (Roosevelt '07) hit .231 with 21 RBI for the Vulcans and was named Freshman of the Year.
Danny Lee was among five other Sea Warriors on the first team. The senior third baseman (Saint Louis '04) broke several team records this season: single-season hits (70), career hits (218) and games played (177).
Also named were senior first baseman Spencer Omalza (Leilehua '04), senior outfielder Paul Nishimura (University Lab '03), junior designated hitter Aaron Asher (Aiea '04) and junior relief pitcher B.A. Garner of Federal Way, Wash.
Named to the second team from HPU were Michael Kealoha (Kailua '04) and junior outfielder Jacob Valentine from Vancouver, Wash.
The Vulcans had five players on the second team, including senior first baseman A.J. Satele (Kamehameha '04), who holds the school record for at-bats.
Also named were senior second baseman Michael Higa (Pearl City '04), senior outfielder Dayne Ogawa (Kamehameha '04), sophomore outfielder Ronel Trias (University Lab '06) and senior pitcher Joe Davis from Rochester, N.Y.
Team qualifies for McGladrey sectional
A birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff gave the team of Troy Higashiyama, Darrell Izumi and Derek Hamada the PGA's McGladrey Team Championship title at Ko Olina Golf Club on Sunday.
The winners and the team of Fred Denault, Allan Kua'ana and Paul Ichimura ended regulation tied at 64.
Higashiyama, Izumi and Hamada as well as a Ko Olina Golf Club PGA pro will advance to the sectional qualifying tournament Aug. 10 at Turtle Bay. The sectional winner moves on to the Oct. 20-22 national tournament at Pinehurst, N.C.