The Spring 2018 regular season has reached it’s halfway point, with a lot of excitement around the league about the level of competitiveness thus far.
The Kihei Centipedes (6-1) have held onto first place all season long, largely due to the pitching of Randy Button (3-0, 0.96 ERA through 28.0 INP). The Pacific Hurricanes (2-5) added new players who have made significant contributions, including Apple Landerman who is leading the league with 45.1 INP and 36 Ks while maintaining a 3.38 ERA. The Lahaina Warriors (2-5) have seen the return of several key players, and have two of the league’s top run producers, Dreyson Cordova and Anthony Benigno, with 9 and 8 RBIs, respectively.
After relatively slow starts, the Upcountry Dirtbags (4-3), La Perouse Pirates (4-3), and Central Rays (2-5), winners of the last 3 league championships, have climbed back into the thick of things. The Dirtbags’ Fausto Allosada is 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA and a sub-1.00 WHIP. The Pirates have 3 of the league’s top 4 base-stealers, with 48 as a team. And the Rays have gotten strong offensive performances from a number of players, including Jonah Abreu, who’s hitting .500 and is tied for the league lead with 4 extra-base hits.
The West Maui Brewers (5-2) have benefited from strong performances from veterans Ken Henry (.652 AVG, 15 H, 13 R) and Rafael Fuentes (1-0, 2.42 ERA, 26.0 INP). And the Makena Royals (3-4) got off to a fast start, winning 3 of their first 4 games behind solid pitching (3 players in the top 8 in ERA), and a strong start at the plate by rookie Sean McKee (.529 AVG, 7 RBI, 6 SB).
The majority of the remaining games of the Spring season will be played in Maehara Stadium, adding additional excitement to what promises to be a great second half. The full remaining schedule has now been posted, or you can download a PDF version here.