BIIF Baseball Postseason Begins This Tuesday
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by Big Island Now Staff
The final few weeks of regular season play has set up for an unpredictable five days of postseason play when the BIIF baseball playoffs begin on Tuesday.
Division II play begins on Tuesday with only one quarterfinal game, when Honoka’a hosts Pahoa at Honoka’a Park. The Dragons are the second seeded team in the West, and are coming off of a season-ending win over Kealakehe on Friday. The other game was scheduled to be played between West third-seed Hawaii Prep and East second-seed Ka’u, but because the Trojans had to forfeit their game, Ka Makani automatically move on to the semi-finals.
Division I action gets underway on Friday with semifinal play. First, East number one seed Waiakea will host East number three seed Kea’au. Waiakea’s Quintin Torres-Costa threw a no-hitter in five innings against the Cougars the last time these teams played. In the other semifinal, East runner-up Hilo faces West number one Kealakehe.
Two Division II teams will qualify for the state tournament in Oahu, while one Division I team will automatically make it to states. The Division I runner-up will play in a play-in game against the OIA’s sixth-place team.
Division I tournament schedule (all games at Wong Stadium)
Friday, April 27
E3 Kea’au vs. E1 Waiakea – 4:00 p.m.
E2 Hilo vs. W1 Kealakehe – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28
Division I championship game – 5:30 p.m.
Division II tournament schedule
Tuesday, April 24 (games played at higher seeded team’s field)
W3 Hawaii Prep def. E2 Ka’u (forfeit)
E3 Pahoa vs. W2 Honoka’a – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27 (all games at Wong Stadium)
W3 Hawaii Prep vs. W1 Konawaena – 11:00 a.m.
Pahoa / Honoka’a winner vs. E1 Kamehameha-Hawaii – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 (at Wong Stadium)
Division II championship game – 3:00 p.m.