Smith helps Na Koa end three-game skid

Na Koa Ikaika Maui’s Jesse Smith allowed two runs in 8 1/3 innings Sunday in a 4-2 victory over the Hawaii Stars in a Pacific Association game at Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Smith improved to 6-3 this year. Chris Mobley got the final two outs for his ninth save.

Kalaika Kahoohalahala, a Maui High School graduate, was 2-for-3 with a double and scored three runs for Na Koa, who had lost their last three games, all against the Stars.

Matt Stropoli (3-4) was the losing pitcher.


Jesse Smith, Chris Mobley (9) and Nick Valdez; Matt Stropoli, Courtney Arruda (6), Reece Alnas (7), Devon Ramirez (7), Brian Escanio (8), Mike Jackson (9) and Brenden Davis. W-Smith 6-3. L-Stropoli 3-4. Sv-Mobley (9). 2B-Maui: Kalaika Kahoohalahala (9). Hawaii: Anthony Williams (7). 3B-Hawaii: Reggie Taylor (2).