Farmers Sports Start Season Strong
The spring sports season is off to a strong start for the Farmers. The boys’ volleyball team triumphed over the Lunas at Friday’s home game, boys baseball defeated Lanai at their away games this weekend, and girls softball won against Seabury in Friday’s game, though were unable to hold out against the Spartans on Saturday.
The team won their home game at The Barn on Friday against Lahainaluna. As of that game, Molokai is still undefeated this season (3-0). Coaches did not return calls after Saturday’s game.
At Friday’s game, the Farmers swept the first three sets in a row. Final scores were 25-12, 25-23, 25-23.
Noteworthy players for the night’s game included Dayson Gomes, Roycee Calairo and Brauhunson Kaai, who each had six kills for the Farmers. Calairo added five aces and Kaai had three blocks. James Corpuz chipped in three aces.
Even with the opposition, Kiko Fonohema’s 13 kills and two aces, Lahainaluna (1-1) was unable to defend against the Farmers’ offensive attacks.
“We are still trying to find our chemistry. It’s only the third game, we have 10 more to go and we are trying to do better every day,” said Coach Bill Dudoit.
The boys won both their away games against Lanai this weekend. The final score for Friday’s game was a crushing 19-1 over the Pinelads. The Farmers scored 12 hits and broke open a 3-0 game with a seven-run fourth inning and a nine-run sixth.
David Rapanot hit two doubles and scored three runs for Molokai. Codi Kamakana, Brayden Willing-McCutcheon and Ehukai Rawlins were all 2-for-2 for the Farmers – Willing-McCutcheon and Kamakana both had doubles, according to The Maui News.
The Farmers also won Saturday’s game 6-2.
The Lady Farmers beat Seabury Hall’s Spartans in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II opener for both teams on Friday. Farmers’ pitcher Amanda Makaiwi pitched a no-hitter with 27 walks and launched a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning to lead the Molokai High softball team to a 14-12 win.
Kalyn Kaulia-Makaiwi, Samantha Makaiwi, Carol Ann Kahee and Shiah Mollena-Lopez all had two hits for the Farmers and combined to score nine runs and knock in three.
Amanda Makaiwi struck out eight batters.
The Farmers lost Saturday’s game to Seabury Hall 9-20. They are currently 1-1 for the season.