FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
San Rafael, California, August 25, 2012 – The Valley Isle’s only professional sports team, Na Koa Ikaika Maui, is happy to announce that after defeating the San Rafael Pacifics 2-0 today, they evened the NABL North Division Championship Series (a Best of 3), at one (1) game apiece. The deciding game is tomorrow, Sunday August 25th. First pitch is scheduled for 10:15am HST/1:15pm PST. The game will be broadcast locally on Maui on our Flagship, KAOI AM 1110 and around the world online at www.MauiProBaseball.com. Bill Schindler, the “Voice of Na Koa Ikaika Maui” will be calling the action from Albert Park in San Rafael.
This is the 3rd season for Na Koa Ikaika (36-29) on Maui and the inaugural season for the San Rafael Pacifics (33-26), yet the teams have been evenly matched throughout 2012. The two (2) teams finished the regular season tied for 1st Place. They have battled each other twenty three (23) times so far this season, with the Pacifics winning twelve (12) of them and Na Koa Ikaika Maui winning eleven (11). The twenty fourth (24th) match-up of the season will determine the Division Champion.
Bob Young, owner of Hawaii Baseball LLC, stated “I’ve learned after six (6) years of ownership in Independent Professional Baseball that each team is different, unique in their own way. I’ve got to say that this 2012 team is really special. They had a slow start but stuck together and have gelled into a close unit. They care about each other and enjoy playing together. They have persevered and now seem to be hitting on all cylinders. San Rafael is a very tough team. It’s not going to be easy but we are looking forward to tomorrow’s game and hope to bring a Championship back to the Valley Isle!”
ABOUT NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI
The team, one of Hawaii’s only two professional sports organizations (the other being sister team – Hawaii Stars on the Big Island of Hawaii), will be competing in the North American Baseball league (NAL) against teams from California, and Texas; Na Koa Ikaika Maui play all of their home games in Iron Maehara Stadium in Wailuku. For more information, contact David Andrus, CEO of Hawaii Baseball LLC (contact info above) or Chris Osgood, COO of Hawaii Baseball LLC, email@example.com or 404-210-3968.