Blackwell pitches two-hit shutout as Na Koa snap three-game skid

Chad Blackwell allowed two hits and faced the minimum 27 batters as Na Koa Ikaika Maui stopped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Hawaii Stars 5-0 on Wednesday in a Pacific Association game at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

Blackwell (6-4), who retired the first 10 batters he faced, finished with 11 strikeouts.

Maui turned a double play to end the fourth inning, and Nick Valdez threw out Anthony Williams on a stolen-base attempt in the eighth.

Jeremy Williams had an RBI single and scored in Maui’s four-run fifth inning, and finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Devon Ramirez (3-3) took the loss.


Devon Ramirez, John Holley (2), Roberto Feliciano (6) and Tyler Krobetzky. Chad Blackwell and Nick Valdez. W-Blackwell 6-4. L-Ramirez 3-3.