Kalaika Kahoohalahala had four hits and drove in two runs as Na Koa Ikaika Maui defeated the East Bay Lumberjacks 16-4 on Friday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.
Kahoohalahala, a Maui High School graduate, also scored two runs. Ray Serrano hit a three-run homer as Na Koa moved within 2 1/2 games of the first-place San Rafael Pacifics in the Pacific Association standings.
Serrano finished 2-for-4. Chema Sanchez hit a three-run triple for Maui in a 4-for-4 day that included three RBIs.
Na Koa's Chad Blackwell (4-4) allowed four runs - two of them unearned - on three hits in six innings. He struck out nine batters and walked none.
Lumberjacks starter Jim Lopruti (0-1) permitted eight runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Na Koa and the Lumberjacks will play a doubleheader today starting at 1:30 p.m.
PACIFIC ASSOCIATION STANDINGS
Maui 16, East Bay 4
Hawaii 7, San Rafael 6
Today's Games (HST)
East Bay at Maui (2), 1:30 p.m.
San Rafael at Hawaii (2), 1:30 p.m.
East Bay ..... 013 ..... 000 ...... 000-4 ..... 14 ..... 2
Maui ........... 512 ..... 013 ..... 04x-16 ..... 16 ..... 3
Jim Lopruti, Francisco Leon (3), Faustio Altsada (7) and Tommy Lyons; Chad Blackwell, Zach Foster (7), T.J. Macy (8), Naoki Yamagami (9) and Nick Valdez, D.J. Dixon (8). W-Blackwell, 4-4. L-Lopruti, 0-1. 2B-Maui: Charlie Mirabal (4), Jeremy Williams (10), Valdez (4). 3B-Maui: Chema Sanchez (2). HR-Maui: Ray Serrano (8).