Baseball, Softball Close Regular Seasons Strong
Molokai High School Baseball and Softball teams both finished their regular seasons at the top of their league as they swing for a regional title.
Lady Farmers Softball won the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II championships last weekend and MHS Baseball will compete for the title this weekend on Maui.
The girls secured a spot at states thanks to an 18-1 win against St. Anthony’s School last Thursday that put the team at the top of their league for the season. They carried the winning streak into the MIL DII championship at the tournament last weekend and will return to Maui May 2 for the HHSAA State tournament.
“We have really young team – it’s a team that can carry the MHS Farmers into two more years,” softball coach Collette Augustiro said. “A lot of the younger girls came up from Little League.”
After a disappointing end to last season, Farmers baseball is going into the MIL DII championship with an undefeated season thanks to the pitching and defense of the young team, said coach Mike McCutcheon.
“We have a young core group of mostly freshman and sophomores,” he said. “There are two juniors and one lone senior. The development for our baseball program in the years to come is promising.”
A solid performance at this weekend’s championship game on Maui could take the boys to the state championship on Oahu May 9-11.
“I would like to see our offense complementing our pitching and defense to get us into the state tournament,” said McCutcheon. “Last year was a disappointing loss for us, and it left a filthy taste in our mouth. We’re looking forward to going out and representing Molokai well.”