Softball to Open Season at Home
The Molokai Girls Softball team, under Head Coach Kawehi Horner, will start their 2017 Maui Interscholastic League Division II season this Friday and Saturday with home games against Hana. With St. Anthony dropping out of the league this year, the Lady Farmers will have only these two home games this season, and Saturday will be Senior Day.
“We got a… short year without St. Anthony and the girls understand that because of the very [few] games they are playing, they need to work even harder and not take for granted their time on the field as we know it will be needed in MILs and states especially,” said Horner. “We have the proper equipment, athletes and skills on our team and with the right mindset we can conquer much.”
The team has been practicing for the season and the coaches and players are excited, said Horner. This year’s seniors are Brooke Keliihoomalu, Nadia Augustiro, Precious Rawlins, and Kyra Castor-Wallace.
“What a pleasure it’s been working with them these past two years!” said Horner. “Their mindset and motivation to learn, work hard and grow is a natural for them. They have been great team leaders so far, and each will have a bright future ahead of them.”
The Lady Farmers will continue to be competitive this year, with a well-rounded team. Assistant coaches are Jasmine Borden-Kan Hai, who works with pitchers and catchers, Lacey Santiago who assists with fielding and hitting and volunteer coach Lloyd Yonemura, said Horner.
“These young ladies are hungry to play!” he said.
Molokai will travel to Lanai and Seabury before the MIL tournament on April 20 on Maui. The state softball tournament is on Oahu May 3-6.