Softball Warriors fall to Nā Ali’i

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Photo by Kainoa Deguilmo

Ka'ala Corpuz releases a pitch against King Kekaulike on Saturday, April 16, at Patsy Mink field in Kahului.

The Maui Warriors softball team fell to King Kekaulike, 8-5, on Saturday April 16 at Patsy Mink field at Maui High.

King Kekaulike softball head coach Sandi Tamayose credited the win to their teamwork.

“The girls played very well today,” she said. “They held their composure, stayed focused, and they worked really well together.”

Nā Ali’i maintained a steady lead throughout the game and eventually held the Warriors down, bringing their win-loss record to 3-7 on the season.

“We just stayed focused and held it together,” Coach Tamayose said.

Despite the win, Coach Tamayose says the team still has things to work on, but their preparation will keep their momentum going.

Next week is a Round Robin tournament for softball. A Round Robin tournament is when every team plays every other team, unlike an elimination tournament, which eliminates a team once it loses.

“We’re progressing with each game,” Coach Tamayose said. “We’re striving toward where we should be, and we’re keeping our goals set for the Round Robin tournament.”

Nā Ali’i player Keiolani Falcum was also happy with the team’s performance.

“We played really well today,” she said, “….We are one team with one dream.”

 

Warriors head coach Mark Vaught said he was proud of the Warriors’ performance despite the loss.

“We came out a little flat,” he said. “But we still played hard against a well coached team today.”

Coach Vaught is also looking forward to the Round Robin tournament. The Warriors are looking for their first win this season. They are 0-11 so far.

“We just need to scrap,” he said. “We have to give all our next game and get hot for the tournament.”