Kealakehe uses small ball to top Konawaena’s power

Kealakehe's Zay Sanchez is tagged out by Konawaena's Shaylann Marie Grace while attempting to steal third late in the west side rivalry game on Friday. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)
Kealakehe's Telsea Taketa delivers a pitch during a BIIF west side rivalry game against Konawaena on Friday. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe loves to play close games. After a nail-biter earlier this season, Waverider coach Loni Mercado emphasized how much she loved the back-and-forth thrillers, which can be very rare in BIIF play.