The journey has included sour spots, but it’s made sweet-hitting Waiakea alum Gehrig Octavio all the stronger

  • North Greenville photo Hilo’s Gehrig Octavio is once again a top-of-the-order menace and second baseman for a North Greenville baseball team that’s about to start what it hopes is a deep run in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Gehrig Octavio led his team to victory and hit a home run, but his first instinct in his first brush with the media was to smile and run the other way. Being 9 or 10 at the time, that’s exactly what the Hilo Little Leaguer did.