2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic: Dudes from Da 808

The inaugural Hawaii Sandlot Classic powered by Five Tool and The College Athlete Advantage was played at Hans L’Orange Field in Waipahu, HI on July 28-31. Players were put through a showcase style combine on Tuesday afternoon where they were tested on important metrics such as exit velocity, 60 yard time, and POP time. Players were divided into eight different teams and played tournament from Wednesday-Friday crowing one champion in the final game. Five Tool Hawaii helped cover the event to bring exposure to the island and players primarily in the class of 2021 and 2022.

Below, you will find the top performers and standouts from the week categorized as “Dudes From Da 808”.

Jacob Agcaoili (Team ‘Ekolu)

Team ‘Ekolu’s Jacob Agcaoili turned lots of heads at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The uncommitted 2022 from St. Louis (HI) showed off his natural hitting ability as he posted five hits in three games. The RHH seems to just find ways to do damage with his quick hands and see ball, hit ball mentality. Lots to like from this one as he seems to be a top of the order dude that can really kickstart an offense.

Jadon Arakaki (Team ‘Ekahi)

Team ‘Ekahi’s Jadon Arakaki put on quite the show at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2021 from Iolani (HI) posted great metrics in his workout on Tuesday afternoon as he ran a 6.60s 60 and topped out at 95 MPH in exit velocity testing. The sweet-swinging lefty’s impressive numbers translated to game play the rest of the week as he made hard contact and ripped the ball all over the yard. Arakaki has a rare combination of speed and power and has a chance to do some really special things in his senior year.

Joshua Aribal (Team ‘Ewalu)

Team ‘Ewalu’s Joshua Aribal looks to be a legit two-way player after an impressive week at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2021 from Pearl City (HI) looked comfortable on the mound and featured great control of a three-pitch mix. The RHP typically sits 82-85 and comes at hitters with a 12-6 curveball and a hard slider. At the plate, Aribal starts tall and works down through the zone to make hard contact and spray the ball to all fields. There’s a lot to like about this dude as he can help out a ball club in all facets of the game.

Aiva Arquette (Team ‘Elima)

Team ‘Elima’s Aiva Arquette burst onto the scene after an incredible week at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2022 from St. Louis (HI) really turned heads on the mound as he looked good in his Tuesday workout and tossed a clean inning in Team ‘Elima’s game on Thursday afternoon. The RHP stands tall at 6’4 and has plenty of room to fill into his athletic frame. Arquette ran his fastball up to 85 MPH and showed off a big breaking ball to put hitters away. At the plate, the RHH flashed big time pop that certainly translated from BP to live pitching. Arquette racked up six hits on the week and to top it off showed elite speed on the base paths. This is a dude to watch out for in the future as he has all the tools to become a superstar.

Nuu Contrades (Team ‘Ekolu)

Team ‘Ekolu’s Nuu Contrades showed out in all facets of the game during an impressive campaign at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2022 from St. Louis (HI) shined on the mound Saturday evening as he tossed four innings in relief and seemed to just overwhelm hitters with a mid 80s fastball. The RHP uses a unique arm slot to effectively hide the baseball and keep hitters off balance. At the plate, Contrades used quick hands and a short swing to piece up baseballs. This dude showcased plus speed and uses it to his advantage on the base paths as he is always looking to take the extra base and keep opposing defense on their toes. In his workout on Tuesday, Contrades looked smooth and fluid in the infield as he has the mold of a prototypical dude up the middle. Contrades is a dude to watch in the coming years as he is a very toolsy player that will only continue to work and refine his game.

Hunter Faildo (Team ‘Ekolu)

Team Ekolu’s Hunter Faildo shined behind the plate and made noise at the plate in the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The uncommitted 2021 from Mililani (HI) proved to be a rock for pitchers as he showcased a 1.85s POP and impressed with his plus defending and blocking on balls in the dirt. At the dish, the RHH featured good pull-side power and stayed on the ball through the zone. Faildo is a defensive minded catcher that can be a game changer with growing potential in the box.

Mikey Hanano (Team ‘Eha)

Team ‘Ehā’s Mikey Hanano was electric on the mound and showed off why many consider him to be a workhorse ace at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2022 from Kailua (HI) is very deceptive on the mound as he throws from an unconventional arm slot and generates side spin on his fastball and changeup. The LHP frequently lives in and around the zone and limits hard contact from hitters. At the plate, the LHH has a nice, whippy bat and looks to drive the ball the other way. Look for Hanono to add velocity as he starts to gain muscle and when he does, watch out.

Kennedy Hara (Team ‘Ekolu)

Team ‘Ekolu’s Kennedy Hara showed off some big time power at the plate in the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2022 from Mid-Pacific (HI) looks to damage every time he steps to the plate and really utilizes a strong lower half. The RHH posted an impressive 93 MPH exit velocity and has the rare ability at his age to drive the ball to all fields. In the field Hara projects to play on one of the corners as he has soft hands and looks fluid fielding the baseball. Hara is an intriguing prospect to continue to watch as he adds more strength to an already powerful frame.

Kaikea Harrison (Team ‘Ehiku)

Team ‘Ehiku’s Kaikea Harrison is looking to follow in the footsteps of an impressive baseball family and certainly looked the part at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2022 from Punahou (HI) has a is quiet and controlled pre-pitch but explodes at contact to generate power. The LHH posted an impressive 1.575 OPS in three games and led his team at the plate all weekend. While looking good at the plate, Harrison really shined in the field as he made play after play and can throw from any arm slot when making plays. This dude just makes play that your average shortstop can’t. Underneath a bright spotlight, this dude has risen to the challenge and is a big time prospect in the making.

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🤙Hawaii has a big time dude in the making. 16-year-old Kaikea Harrison (@kaikeaharrison) is always in attack mode whether it’s on offense or defense. The left-handed hitting shortstop hit .625 this week at the #HawaiiSandlotClassic (@fivetoolhawaii / @the_caadvantage) with a 1.575 OPS. Drove in some runs, picked up some RBIs and made every play hit his way. Absolutely smooth in the field flashing slick glove work. Also ran a 6.8s 60 during the workout. Comes from a baseball family. Oldest brother (@kj_harrison) played at Oregon State and another (@kalaeharrison_) is headed to Texas A&M. Dad played at University of Hawaii. • 5-11, 165 lbs. • SS • Punahou (HI) 2022 #uncommitted #DudeAlert

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Noah Hata (Team ‘Elima)

Team ‘Elima’s Noah Hata showcased his raw talent at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The uncommitted 2022 from Maryknoll (HI) is an intriguing prospect as he is one of the few catchers that is gifted with elite speed. Hata posted an impressive 1.9s POP time and ran an equally impressive 6.75s 60 in his workout on Tuesday. At the plate, the LHH plays fast and features a smooth quick swing. Keep an eye on Hata as he burst onto the summer showcase scene this past week and looks to build on an impressive performance.

Mack Higuchi (Team ‘Elua)

Team ‘Elua’s Mack Higuchi showed off a cannon for an arm at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The uncommitted 2021 from Mid-Pacific (HI) posted a ridiculous 1.84s POP time and translated that arm strength to gameplay as he gunned down runners all week. At the plate, the RHH shows off gap-to-gap power and swings a quick bat. Higuchi is a pitcher’s dream as he eliminates the running game and is a defensive force behind the plate. Keep an eye on this one as he looks to build on impressive junior campaign at Mid-Pacific.

Hunter Hirayama (Team ‘Ehiku)

Team ‘Ehiku’s Hunter Hirayama turned heads this past week at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2021 from St. Louis (HI) was impressive at shortstop all week as he showcased the ability to make plays deep in the hole and looked fundamentally sound through workouts. Hirayama posted a 6.84s 60 which plays well for middle infielders. The RHH has a polished swing and will look to add more power as he starts to fill into his frame. Keep an eye on Hirayama over the course of the next year.

Jeremiah Lono (Team ‘Ekahi)

Team ‘Ekahi’s Jeremiah Lono posted great metrics and showed out in game play at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2021 Kapolei (HI) has a big time arm at shortstop, ran a 6.83s 60, and ripped the ball in batting practice as he tallied a top exit velocity of 94 MPH. The RHH has a very impressive frame and has room to add strength. Lots to like about this dude as he has the build of a big, athletic shortstop similar to the likes of Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros. Get on this one!

Koby Moananu (Team ‘Eono)

Team ‘Eono’s Koby Moananu showed off the wheels at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic and burst onto the scene. The uncommitted 2021 from Kaimuki (HI) ran a ridiculous 6.61s 60 and has loads of potential at the plate. The RHH is primarily a contact hitter but can put a charge into the ball using a very polished and fluid swing. Moananu has metrics that are off the charts and is a prototypical leadoff hitter that can kickstart an offense and challenge opposing teams on the bases. Look out for this one.

Brock Perreira (Team ‘Ehiku)

Team ‘Ehiku’s Brock Perreira showed why many consider him to be a top prospect in the state’s 2021 class at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The 2021 Cal State Bakersfield commit posted impressive metrics at Tuesday’s workout including a 93 MPH wood bat exit velocity and a 1.85s POP time. The LHH has big time power at the plate and is a stud behind the plate. This dude impresses game in and game out and doesn’t shy away from the big stage. This one is a special talent that is going to do big things in the WAC when he gets to CSUB.

Joshua Reis (Team ‘Ekolu)

Team ‘Ekolu’s Joshua Reis racked up strikeouts and mowed down hitters at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The 2021 Hawaii commit from Mililani (HI) featured a big time fastball that runs up to 87 MPH and a hammer curveball that makers hitters look silly. The LHP has a very polished mechanics and lives in and around the zone. Reis is poised and in control on the mound as he tunnels pitches to set hitters up early in counts. This one is a big time dude that has the potential to be a workhorse ace.

Kahiau Schenk (Team ‘Elima)

Team Elima’s Kahiau Schenk showed off an impressive repertoire of pitches as he frustrated hitters with command of all three offerings. The uncommitted 2022 from St. Louis (HI) typically throws a running fastball in the mid 80s and is a tenacious competitor on the hill. The RHP attacks the strike zone and uses a big breaking ball to mess with hitter’s timing. This dude looks in control and mature on the hill and has loads of potential that will come to the forefront in the coming years.

Kodey Shojinaga (Team ‘Eha)

Team ‘Ehā’s Kodey Shojinaga impressed all around at the 2020 Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The uncommitted 2022 from Mid-Pacific (HI) looks to have the potential to be a superstar as he posted a 1.80s POP time, a 93 MPH exit velocity, and crisp fundamentals in the field. The RHH has all of the tools that college recruiters look for in prospects. Shojinaga defensive minded player that has loads of potential at the plate. Start to take notice of this dude in the making.

Tommy Tereschuk (Team ‘Ekahi)

Team ‘Ekahi’s Tommy Tereschuk was lights out on the mound in the Championship Game of the 202 Hawaii Sandlot Classic. The uncommitted 2021 from Radford (HI) ran his fastball up to 88 MPH, but really left hitters feeling overmatched with a disgusting breaking ball that just dives off the table. The RHP is composed and in control on the mound as he continuously gets ahead of hitters. College recruiters have taken notice of this one as he has the makings of a dominant ace on the rubber. Look out.

Ryson Wa’alani (Team ‘Ekolu)

Team ‘Ekolu’s Ryson Wa’alani looked to be a legit two-way player after an impressive week at the Hawaii Sandlot Classic this past week. The uncommitted 2022 from St. Louis (HI) really turned heads in an excellent bullpen in Tuesday afternoon’s workout. The RHP features a plus fastball with a spin rate of 2300rpm and a top velocity of 86 MPH. Lots to like on the mound with this dude as he lets it eat and has even more room to add a velocity to his fastball. At the plate, Wa’alani looks to make loud contact with a violent swing and really initiates his lower half to generate power. Get on this one.

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