BIIF Division I softball: Mercado guides Kealakehe to second championship
By MATT GERHART Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Sunday, May 1, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Hilo’s Hope Barclay scores in the BIIF championship game against Kealakehe. The Waveriders won 11-7. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Kealakehe’s Caitlyn Nakamura is safe at second base in the Waveriders BIIF championship win against Hilo on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Hilo’s Kawehi Augustin gets tagged out at second as the Waveriders beat the Vikings 11-7 for the BIIF championship Saturday afternoon.
Waverider pitcher winds up at the BIIF Championship game against Hilo on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
Kealakehe celebrates its 11-7 win over Hilo for the BIIF championship on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
KAILUA-KONA – Kealakehe softball coach Loni Mercado didn’t want to know the score, chided an onlooker for yawning during a tight game and joked that she actually put on shoes for this occasion, the BIIF Division I championship.