Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Kamehameha’s Tai Atkins

  • TIM WRIGHT/Tribune-Herald Kamehameha's Tai Atkins capped a stellar four-year career at the HHSAA Division II baseball tournament.

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.

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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.

5 questions

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.

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Favorite athlete: Javier Baez

Favorite spot on the Big Island: Kohala (hometown)

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