Hawaii Winter Baseball: Week 02


Kala Ka'aihue homers twice on Sunday to power the 1st place Sharks over the defending champs, 6-3

Kala Ka'aihue hits 2HRs to power the 1st place Sharks over the Honu, 6-3

 It’s Monday morning and it’s time for your atypicalLIVING Hawaii Winter Baseball wrap-up.

Kala Ka’aihue is tied for the league lead for homeruns.  His power surge is powering the Honolulu Sharks to the best record in the league.  This weekend, he hit another two homers in a 6-3 win over the defending league champions, North Shore Honu.  They’re completely killing the league, as they’re the only team over .500, everyone else is just beating each other up.

The updated standings:

  • Honolulu Sharks: 10-3
  • Waipahu CaneFires: 6-7
  • Waikiki BeachBoys: 6-7
  • North Shore Honu: 4-9

The season is a little more than a 1/4 of the way done, and it already looks like the Sharks are the class of the league.  The defending champs need ot get it in gear if they’re gonna have a chance to defend the title and the CaneFires are finally getting out of the slums of the league and emerging as the second best team in this very competitive 2008 Hawaii Winter Baseball season.

As is customary, Monday is the off day for the league, with action resuming tomorrow at both Les Murakami Stadium in Manoa and Hans L’Orange Field in Waipahu.  This week’s midweek 3-game series pits the Sharks against the CaneFires and the Honu vs. the BeachBoys.  The midweek series take place at hans L’Orange Field.

The weekend series has the Sharks and BeachBoys at Les Murakami Stadium and the Honu vs the CaneFires at Hans L’Orange.  Don’t forget to bring along a radio (or Hele Wireless-equipped laptop) with you as ESPN 1420 will be broadcasting play-by-play for the Honu/BeachBoys games during the week and the Sharks/BeachBoys games during the weekend.

This weekend’s special event is sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts.  They’ll be providing a Baseball Card booth, where you can dress up in an HWB uniform and pose for your very own baseball card.  The baseball card booth will be happening at the BeackBoys/Sharks game this Saturday night at Les Murakami Stadium.  Game starts at 7PM, so get there early to pose for you card before the game starts.

That will do it for this week’s atypicalLIVING Hawaii Winter Baseball wrap-up.  Join us every Monday for the HWB Weekly Wrap-Up, as we bring you the week that was in Hawaii Winter Baseball.

For more info, ticket sales, a full schedule of games, and HWB merchandise, check out the Hawaii Winter Baseball Website.