Tai Atkins • baseball
Make no mistake, the Kamehameha senior deserves this honor on merit, striking out 14 in the Warriors’ quarterfinal victory Thursday at the HHSAA D-II tournament and adding two hits a day later in a semifinal loss.
But this is also a career nod for Atkins, one of the best at what he’s done for four years running in the BIIF.
Favorite movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Favorite thing about pitching: Pitching is one of the two positions that gets the most action. I enjoy being in control of the game, and the pressure that comes with it. Also the ability to play with the mind of the batter. Gets me every time.
Favorite website: YouTube.
Favorite athlete: Javier Baez
Favorite spot on the Big Island: Kohala (hometown)