Hammerin' Hog Hits His 1st
Hawaii Tigers Alumni, Nolan Souza, cranked his first home run at Baum Walker Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The deep shot to CF was his first as a HOG. Nolan is currently competeing for the starting shorstop job with fellow Hawaiian, Wehiwa Aloy. Both are expected to make an immediate impact for the Razorbacks this coming spring.
Season 3; Episode 2
The #HTBoyz make the 15 hour journey to Cleveland, OH, to begin their stretch of 20 games in the Buckeye state. The boys grab snacks and continue to gel on a 5 hour layover in SFO before boarding their redeye flight to Cleveland. The boys catch some shut eye in the Hyatt Crocker Park conference room as they wait to check in.
MORISAKI LEADS THE PACK
'23 Kanoa Morisaki currently stands as the Home Run leader in the state of Hawaii. 2 behind him is fellow Tiger teammate, Nolan Souza. Kanoa has been red hot lately hitting 3 Home Runs in his last 4 games. On the mound he has been dominant as well striking out 21 batters through 13 IP with a 1.58 ERA.
TIGER PLAYERS RACKING UP THE HARDWARE
In Hawaii, you won't hear walkup songs at a high school baseball game like you would on the mainland. However, you will get to play on TV. Games are telivised by Spectrum OC16 Sports and the broadcast is led by Felipe Ojastro and Markus Owens. After each game, Impact Player of the Game awards are handed out to each participating team. So far this season, Hawaii Tigers have totaled 6 impact player of the game awards. Blade Paragas and Auakai Araujo-Waiau have won the award twice. While Jacob Villacorte and Christopher Cannon have won 1 each with their stellar performances on TV.
Projected 1st Round Draft Pick on an absolute TEAR
'23 Nolan Souza crushed his 5th Home Run of the season with an absolute TANK to deep RF. The Arkansas Razorback signee sent the 2nd pitch of the game over the house in deep RF. Nolan entered the season ranked as the NO. 52 MLB Draft prospect. It is reasonable to infer he has climbed up those rankings with his play this season. The generational talent is batting .480 with 5 HRs 3 Triples 5 Doubles, and 15 Stolen Bases through 18 games (6 Interleague, 12 League).
Souza commits to the Razorbacks
2023 LHH Middle INF / 3B (Punahou School) Nolan Souza announces his commitment to the University of Arkansas to further his academic and baseball career in the SEC. #WooPigSooie