2019 DIVISION II »  Division I

KS-Hawaii's Atkins dominated the field

The Warriors' pitcher tossed a state-best 79 strikeouts with a 0.84 ERA. ScoringLive photo illustration

Player of the Year: Tai Atkins, Kamehameha-Hawaii

Coach of the Year: Kip Akana, Saint Francis


Tai Atkins

KS-Hawaii  •  Sr

Brayden Nomura

Saint Francis  •  Sr

Tysson Unciano

Waimea  •  Jr

Reece Kadota

Saint Francis  •  Jr

Matthew Lukins

Radford  •  Jr

Rydge Ishii

KS-Hawaii  •  Jr

Bubba Akana

Saint Francis  •  Sr

Jayden Borja

Waipahu  •  Sr

Braeden Coloma

KS-Hawaii  •  Sr

Makana Poole

Saint Francis  •  Sr

Levi Snowden

Waimea  •  Jr

Richard Akana III

Radford  •  Sr

James Yamasaki

Saint Francis  •  Sr



Damien: Braeden Halili, River Iaea, Kaysen Kajiwara
Hanalani: Louis Holt
Hawaii Prep: Sheldon Aribal, Skyler Roque-Sunahara
Honokaa: Canen Perreira
Kapaa: Levi Cummings, Kaeo Kamau, Kaimi Malina
Kauai: Jaden Domingsel
Konawaena: Boaz Ayers, James Kapela, Bronson Rivera, Kanaiaupuni Rivera
KS-Hawaii: Dustin Asuncion, Ayson Mar
Molokai: Kaimana Nakayama
Radford: Benjamin Kafka, Pinemua Epenesa
Saint Francis: Chase Akana, Darian Kamibayashi, Maximus Stineman
Seabury Hall: Jacob Luther
Waimea: Kaikoa Alquiza, Kainalu Lazaro, Lacin Montemayor
Waipahu: Jared Miyasato, Noah Takayama, Jencen Villanueva

Other coaches that received consideration: Chad Delanoza (Waimea)

Player of the Year: Tai Atkins, Kamehameha-Hawaii, P/OF, Sr.
Call him the strikeout king.

Tai Atkins tossed a state-best 79 strikeouts against just six bases on balls while going 8-0 on the mound with a 0.84 ERA for the Kamehameha-Hawaii baseball team.

But the senior left-handed pitcher was more than that for the Warriors.

As the team's leadoff batter, Atkins batted 0.411 with 17 runs scored, 12 RBIs, eight stolen bases and three triples while making athletic plays in the outfield.

"Tai Atkins was one of the best all-around players in the state of Hawaii," said Radford coach Jacob Sur. "Not only did he shut down teams on the mound, but he displayed great speed, and good defense in centerfield.

"You also had to account for him with his offense as he led off for his team and set the table with his speed, contact and most importantly, his ability to create pressure on the defense."

Atkins will leave Hawaii Island for his collegiate career, but stay in state to play for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Saint Francis' designated hitter/outfielder Makana Poole was also considered for the award.

Coach of the Year: Kip Akana, Saint Francis

What a way to go out.

The Saints claimed their first state title in school history in the team's final season with a 10-4 win over Waimea at Vidinha Stadium in May.

Saint Francis also held its own during league play against ILH Division I opponents, including a 9-2 win over D1 state tournament participant Kamehameha.