Molokai Baseball Sweeps St. Anthony
History was made on Friday the 13th at Kaunakakai’s Duke Maliu Regional Park.
Molokai High School senior pitcher Hanalei Dudoit-Enos pitched a five-inning perfect game and had nine strikeouts in a 10-0 win over St. Anthony to open Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II play.
“He did super good. All that hard work he did pays off and he has really matured,” said Head Coach Scottie Rapanot. “He has bright future. All he has to do is keep working hard and he has the potential to play college baseball.”
As a senior, Dudoit-Enos said his goal is just “to show leadership” for younger teammates on the field. He explained before the season opener that his best pitch is his fastball, while his change-up and curveball are other go-to pitches.
The Farmers swept the Trojans to start the regular season at 2-0.
On Friday, the Farmers spread out six hits and worked five walks out of Trojans pitcher Colby Tam to force the five-inning mercy rule. Senior Cody Kamakana, along with juniors Alden Abafo, Ena Victorino and Levi Horner, had one hit each.
On Saturday, Nohi Meyer had seven strikeouts and pitched Molokai to a five-inning, 12-1 victory. The Farmers had 12 runs on 11 hits. Levi Horner was 4-for-4 with one run batted in and 3 runs scored. Dudoit-Enos was 1-for-3 with three RBIs, Kahanu Alcon was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Meyer went 1-for-2 with an RBI.
“This weekend’s success is a prime example of how hard work really pays off,” said Rapanot. “Our boys work hard, and they did good.”
Molokai will host Lanai for three games this weekend. The Thursday and Friday game times are 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 10 a.m.
“Lanai split with Seabury this past weekend and so we have to plan for a battle,” explained Rapanot, who added that Dudoit-Enos will start on Thursday, followed by Meyer on Friday and Victorino on Saturday.