West Oahu 2015 Baseball Honors, All-Stars Revealed
Aiea pitcher Jarred Uyeda has been named OIA Division II Baseball Player of the Year.
Uyeda was one of the catalysts for an Aiea team that recently delivered the school its first Title since 2006. Na Ali‘i went 10-0 in their regular season to earn the top seed for the conference tournament. Aiea went on to beat Farrington and Kapolei to win the title.
Na Ali‘i won 14 straight games and advanced to the title game of the state tournament, where they were defeated by Maryknoll, 8-4.
Including Uyeda’s selection as Player of the Year, Aiea boasted a league-high 10 players on the DII First or Second Teams.
Receiving First Team honors from Aiea were third baseman Kobe Kato, shortstop Jaryn Nakamoto, outfielder Micah Peters-Valdez and utility player Jansen Kudaishi.
Catcher Makanaakua Ah Yo, first baseman Logan Ho, outfielder Shannon Fermahin, and pitchers Dylan Madamba and Shae Ishimoto were selected for the Second Team, while Chaz Querbal-Acosta received Honorable
Aiea’s Ryan Kato was also named DII Coach of the Year by his peers.
Kapolei had a trio of First Team selections in catcher Mykah Kuratani, second baseman Cobey Fujii and first baseman Ekolu Young.
The Hurricanes had a breakthrough season under coach Tom Ebanez, going 9-5 overall and 8-2 to earn one of the league’s berths for the DII state tourney, a first for the program.
Shortstop Corey Slade, third baseman Jordan Macias and outfielder Noah Lono-Soares were selected for the Second Team.
Receiving Honorable Mention were Robert Oliveros, Jace Barayuga, Tyler Hao and Tristen Manoha.
In DI, Campbell’s Ian Kahaloa was selected as the West Player of the Year after helping lead the Sabers to their third straight title. Campbell went on to win the DI state tournament, giving the program its first title since 1978.
Kahaloa went 5-0 with an ERA of .016. He was joined on the First Team by teammates Dorrien Villanueva-Hermosura (first base), Blayze Arcano-Llacuna (outfield), Dewayne Sprinkel (outfield) and Keola Himan (utility).
The Sabers also placed catcher Tryzen Patricio, second baseman Jake Mendoza and third baseman Zachary Kapihe on the Second Team. Campbell’s Jobe Ibana received Honorable Mention.
Pearl City’s Gavin Concepcion was selected as West’s DI Coach of the Year after leading the Chargers to a 10-8-1 record.
The Chargers also qualified for the state tournament after having missed the field in 2014.
Shortstop Matt Tsutomi was named to the First Team from Pearl City, while outfielder Tyler Kushima was a Second Team selection.
The Chargers also saw Dane Kaneshiro, Shaye Higa, Brent Clymer, Trenton Darley, Sanyo Lo and Nick Au earn Honorable Mentions.
Receiving Honorable Mention from Waipahu, which went 4-7-1, were Oakland Scanlan, Shiloh Baniaga, Kobe Russell and Rustin Ho.