Na Koa fall to Stars in series opener
Na Koa Ikaika Maui suffered their third straight loss on Tuesday, falling 8-5 to the Hawaii Stars in the opener of a Pacific Association series at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.
The teams combined for eight errors, five by Maui.
Matt Stropoli (3-3) earned the win. Jesse Smith (5-3) took the loss.
Matt Stropoli, Courtney Arruda (7), Reece Alnas (8), Mike Jackson (9) and Tyler Krobetzky; Jesse Smith, Zach Foster (5), Naoki Ya-magami (6), T.J. Macy (8) and Nick Valdez. W-Stropoli 3-3. L-Smith 5-3. 2B-Hawaii: Glenn Walker (6). Maui: Brandon Gregorich (12), Angus Roeger (2). HR-Hawaii: Krobetzky (2).