Kamehameha Middle School Students Win World Championship at LLWS

Colt Almodova and Reece Okumura

KAPĀLAMA – On August 26, 2018, the Hawaiʻi Little League World Series team out of Honolulu captured the World Championship after a 3-0 victory against South Korea. This is the third Little League World Series pennant for Hawaiʻi, with the last championship coming in 2008.
Of the 15 players, five boys; Aukai Kea, Kaʻolu Holt, Caleb Okada, John De La Cruz, and Bruce Boucher, are students at Kamehameha Middle School. In an exclusive interview with Ka Mōʻī, the five boys spoke about their experience and how life at school has been, following their return from Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Back on the hill of Kapālama, the boys have been hailed as heroes by their fellow classmates, even receiving a welcome back assembly from the entire middle school.
“It’s pretty weird because everybody is like ʻhey world champion, how does it feel to be famous?’” said catcher Bruce Boucher.
In terms of continuing their baseball success, all five boys have said they will be trying out for the school’s intermediate baseball team this upcoming spring season.