“YEAR OF THE HUI”

It seemed liked it was written in the stars as Hui ‘Aumākua dominated the field throughout not only the Big Island, but the state of Hawai’i! We’ve seen the hash tags on Face book and Instagram and heard it throughout the league, but really, “Year of the Hui”! We preached it, and it happened! Hui ‘Aumākua dominated baseball on the Big Island for the year of 2015! Through the guidance and leadership of an organization built on Loyalty, Commitment, Dedication and awesome families that believe in the culture that has been created before them, it all came together in the end with a dominant year on the Baseball Diamond! Where to start?

Hui ‘Aumākua came out with a bang in the first round as it swept each division and then claimed the first round championship in all divisions entered! The Pinto and Mustang teams were led by Coach Shon and his staff in claiming the first round titles! Coach Chris Honda and his staff dominated the first round in the Bronco division, while our Pony team claimed the first round title under the guidance of Coach Grant and his awesome staff! By winning the first round, all of our teams were guaranteed a spot in the overall championship game at the end of the season! Our Bronco black team was there in the hunt finishing a respectable 3rd in the first round! The bulls’ eye was now on our backs as play began in the second round! Our Mustangs had an exciting finish as they suffered their first loss of the year in the undefeated game in the 2nd round tournament to BPono! That made the road a little longer to the championship, but Hui prevailed in the end by beating Wreckers, then BPono twice, with the final game being a TKO 13-3 to claim the Hilo Pony League Mustang Title! What a season!

Our Bronco Red team continued their dominant ways as they finished the year undefeated and trouncing H.I.A in the finals in a TKO! What a year for Coach Chris and his team! Hui Black was a run away from a possible all Hui final, but lost to H.I.A in the semis! Great run for the young guns as they finished in 3rd place! Our Pony’s, which is our oldest Hui team, had an awesome run! With no expectations coming into the year, this bunch made it to the final game of the year! They beat a tough Andrews Indians team for the second time in the semi-finals which put them in the championship game against Andrews Braves! Unfortunately, due to a schedule change and a couple of injuries, the game could not be played, and our boys took second place for the year! We are very proud of our Pony team! Great job Coach Grant and Staff!

As for our Hui ‘Aumākua Babies, our Pintos, this group had high expectations coming into this 2015 season and boy did they live up to it!! They dominated the regular season Coach Pitch going undefeated and annihilated BPono in the championship game 20-1 to claim the Coach Pitch Title! They then moved on to the Player Pitch Series against BPono! They dominated that series by going 5-1 and claiming that Title! What a year for our Babies as they came away with 2 regular season championships! Great job Boys!!

It was definitely “The year of the Hui” as we took home the championship in the Pinto Player Pitch and Coach Pitch, Mustang division, Bronco division and a 2nd place in the Pony division and 3rd in the Bronco division! Four titles in five divisions entered! That’s pretty amazing considering this was our first full year of competition! “Dominance”! You can call it whatever you want!! Our Families, Coaches and players walked away from the 2015 season with our heads up high knowing that we were the best organization on the block and no one can take that away from us!! It was “THE YEAR OF THE HUI!!!!!