HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With the NCAA Division I’s 2021 baseball tournament ongoing, six players with Hawaii ties have been off the action, but only three are moving into the Super Regionals.
Aiea graduate Kobe Kato and the Arizona Wildcats made it into the Super Regionals, which will host Ole Miss later in the week.
Former Na Ali’i is an important part of the Wildcats success, starting all 58 games in 2021 and hitting 0.351 with 73 hits in 208 times on the record – the third year in the second year with 5-14 with two RBI, four runs and a triple in the three games from AZ in the opening regions.
Together with Kato, Punahou graduate Kyson Donahue and Kamehamehas Javyn Pimental are moving into the Super Regionals as members of the Wildcats – neither of them have many minutes of play.
For the rest of the Hawaii players, their season ends in the Regionals including:
- Kamehameha graduate Hunter Breault, an Oregon pitcher who was kicked out of the tournament by LSU.
- Former University of Hawaii pitcher Vince Reilly, now a Grand Canyon University employee, was eliminated by the Wildcats in the opener.
- Damien alumni Jordan Donahue, now infielder for Oregon State, who finished his tournament run against Dallas Baptist University.
Game one between the Wildcats and the Rebels is scheduled for Friday at 3:00 p.m. Hawaii time on ESPNU.
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