Na Koa fall to Stars 10-5

Na Koa Ikaika Maui fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 10-5 loss to the Hawaii Stars in a Pacific Association game on Thursday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

The Stars (4-11) scored three runs in each of the first two innings and added one in the third for a 7-1 lead.

Katsuaki Fukuki went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBIs for Hawaii and Dane Sardinha went 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

Brandon Gregorich went 3-for-4 with two runs for Na Koa (4-11), and Waylen Sing Chow was 3-for-5.

Matt Stropoli (1-1) allowed five runs over six innings for the victory. Andrew Preimesberger pitched three scoreless innings for his first save.

Maui’s Eri Yoshida (0-2) permitted seven runs in two innings. Chris Waters gave up three runs over the final seven innings.


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Matt Stropoli, Andrew Preimesberger (7) and Tyler Krobetzky; Eri Yoshida, Chris Waters (3) and Ray Serrano. W-Stropoli, 1-1. L-Yoshida, 0-2. Sv-Preimesberger (1). 2B-Hawaii: Dustin Smith (2), Dane Sardinha 2 (4), Reece Alnas (4). Maui: Jose Sanchez (3). 3B-Hawaii: Sardinha (1). Maui: Brandon Gregorich. HR-Hawaii: Katsuaki Furuki.