Youth baseball players play their hearts out at Baseball in Paradise Tourney

Nov 16, 2017 | PC Sports

Youth baseball players representing 14 teams on Oahu took to Les Murakami Stadium on the campus of the University of Hawaii to participate in the annual Baseball in Paradise, Wally Yonamine Foundation Tournament on Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

Baseball in Paradise owner and BIP Tournament organizer Wes Yonamine looks forward each year to inviting the youth baseball players to Les Murakami Stadium for three days of fun, and memorable, inspiring baseball experiences.

"The kids had a great time over the weekend playing in the stadium in front of their families and friends," said Yonamine. "They were thrilled to hang out and pick up autographs from Coach Trapasso and the Rainbow Warrior Baseball players."

At this year’s BIP, Yonmaine also represented the Pearl City Chargers as the newly hired Head Coach of the highly successful Charger baseball program. Yonamine was joined by his Charger assistant coaches who helped run the tournament and field operations along with Les Murakami Stadium Manager Glenn Nakaya and staff, and Coach Trapasso and his players.

"This was a great opportunity for my coaches to come out and get involved in the community with our youth baseball players and their coaches," Yonamine said. "Our partnership with Coach Trapasso and his Rainbow Warrior baseball program, as well as with Les Murakami Stadium, is the reason why we are successful each year. You couldn't have a better venue, along with the dedication from the Rainbow Warrior baseball players who volunteer their time while serving as mentors and heroes for the kids."

Congratulations for another amazing Baseball in Paradise Tournament at Les Murakami Stadium!


Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

(Pictured From L-R), Pearl City Chargers assistant coaching staff,

Coach Goshi and Coach Nagamine, University of Hawaii Rainbow

Warrior Head Baseball Coach Mike Trapasso, and Baseball in Paradise

owner and Pearl City Chargers Head Baseball Coach Wes Yonamine.

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2017 Baseball in Paradise, Wally Yonamine Foundation

tournament schedule for Sunday, November 12, 2017

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Sophomore Rainbow Warrior starting catcher and 2016 Big West

honorable mention selection, Kekai Rios, is pictured signing autographs

for Makeshift Pink players on Sunday at Les Murakami Stadium. 

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Pearl City's Onomura ohana are pictued in "Da House" supporting the

Hawaii Diamonds baseball team at Les Murakami Stadium on Sunday.