Na Koa suffer first Wong Stadium loss
Na Koa Ikaika Maui fell behind by six runs early on the way to a 9-5 loss to the Hawaii Stars on Thursday in a Pacific Association game at Wong Stadium in Hilo.
Na Koa had been 7-0 on the Big Island this season.
Every player in Maui’s lineup reached base at least once. Ray Serrano had three hits.
The Stars’ Dallas Mahan (4-2) permitted two runs in six innings and earned the win.
Hawaii led 6-0 after three innings – Reggie Taylor and Katsuaki Furuki had back-to-back RBI doubles in the first.
Mike Williams (7-2) lost for the second time in three decisions, permitting six runs – three earned – in four innings. Na Koa third baseman Jimmy Rohan committed both of the team’s errors.
Mike Williams, Matt Walker (5), Byron Minnich (6), Naoki Yamagami (7), Tucker Cordova (8) and Nick Valdez, D.J. Dixon (8); Dallas Mahan, Courtney Arruda (7), Michael Kenui (8), Reece Alnas (8), Mike Jackson (9) and Tyler Krobetzky. W-Mahan 4-2. L-Williams 7-2. 2B-Maui: Ray Serrano (11). Hawaii-Reggie Taylor (5), Katsuaki Furuki (10), Marshall McDonald (8).