The indy pro Vallejo Admirals (Pacific Association) announced last week that Robert J. Young and NorCalSports LLC have purchased the team from the Tito Fuentes Baseball Academy. Last season, Young owned both the Hawaii Stars and Na Koa Ikaika Maui, the 2013 champions of the Pacific Association. Those teams are dark for the 2014 season. Read more here.
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The new indy pro Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs will replace the North Division of the indy pro North American League. In addition to playing each other, the San Rafael Pacifics, traveling Sonoma County Grapes, Na Koa Ikaika Maui, and Hawaii Stars will play 24 interleague games. The two Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Valley Isle’s only professional sports team, Na Koa Ikaika Maui, and their “Spirit Squad,” the Victory Girls, announce that they are accepting advance orders of the brand new 2013 Inaugural Victory Girls calendar, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Shot by Entertainment Photographer, Derek Shook, at some of the most beautiful spots on the island Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Hawaii Baseball, LLC, owners and operators of Hawaii’s only professional sports teams, Na Koa Ikaika Maui (www.mauiprobaseball.com) and the Hawaii Stars (www.hawaiistarsprobaseball.com), announced today that the appointment of key marketing executives to its Board of Directors. Continue reading
Na Koa Ikaika Maui to Play Ishikawa Million Stars This Week in Japan, World Independent League to Be Discussed
PRESS RELEASE – The Valley Isle’s only professional sports team, Na Koa Ikaika Maui, is honored to announce that they will be participating in another historic exhibition series against the Ishikawa Million Stars on September 10th and 11th, only this time they will be playing in Ishikawa, Japan, at Kanazawa Shimin Stadium. Continue reading
Despite the rocky start with only four teams — including two squads formed at the last minute to replace the Yuma and Fullerton franchises withdrawn from the circuit — the indy pro North American League’s North Division ended the season Sunday night with the first-year San Rafael Pacifics taking the title from the Na Koa Ikaika Maui in a three-game championship series. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Valley Isle’s only professional sports team, Na Koa Ikaika Maui, is proud to announce that last night’s 2012 Season Opener set a new franchise attendance record of almost 3,000 fans! The actual paid attendance was 2,818. The previous record was under 2,000. Na Koa Ikaika Maui defeated their new sister team, the Hawaii Stars (of Hilo, Hawaii) 4-3, coming back Continue reading
It’s been a scramble to take the indy pro North American League’s revamped Northern Division from two teams to four, but it appears to be getting done. Logos for the new Hawaii Stars and Sonoma County Grapes were introduced earlier this week, the Stars have secured Wong Stadium as the team’s home, and a travel-mitigating schedule is in place. Now it’s time to focus on putting fans in the seats. Read more here.
Going into crisis mode to save the Northern Division of the indy pro North American League and the 2012 season, the Na Koa Ikaika Maui and expansion San Rafael Pacifics will indeed work together to add two traveling teams to replace the departed Yuma Panthers and Fullerton Flyers owned by Michael Cummings and his sketchy Godfather Media, Inc. Welcome Hilo and Sonoma County. Read more here.
The indy pro San Rafael Pacifics (North American League) unveiled their new mascot, Sir Francis the Drake, a few days ago, while an appeals court denied a request by a neighborhood group trying to delay the team from coming to Albert Park. It looked like it was full steam ahead for the expansion club until Friday’s news from Godfather Media. It now appears that the Pacifics and the Na Koa Ikaika Continue reading
Godfather Media Inc. has acquired 60-percent control of the indy pro Orange County/Fullerton Flyers (North American League). The team sat out the 2011 season, while the ownership group led by Alan Mintz continued to work on a new ballpark deal with the City of Fullerton (CA). The team is listed as one of four teams in the NAL’s Northern Division and, from what we hear, may be playing as a road team Continue reading
The indy pro Na Koa Ikaika Maui (North American League) have secured a three-year deal to have the team’s games broadcast by KAOI Radio Group starting in 2012. Read more here.
Local businessman Dan Partney has been hired as the new vice president and general manager of the indy pro Na Koa Ikaika Maui (North American League). Bob Young, one of the three owners of the team in 2011, is reportedly now the sole owner. Bills are outstanding from the previous season(s), but Partney says they are being paid. He hopes to restore community trust in the team. Read more here.
Indy pro North American League commissioner Kevin Outcult tried to dispel rumors on Wednesday that the Na Koa Ikaika Maui and Lake County Fielders franchises have folded. There has also been speculation that the 2011 season will be the last for the Chico Outlaws in the expansive league. Read more here.
Rumor has it that the indy pro Na Koa Ikaika Maui (North American League) franchise has or will be calling it quits. Read more here. While not the cause, it certainly didn’t help Maui’s bottom line when the league’s Lake County Fielders, which are also in financial dire straits, stiffed the home team by failing to show up in Hawaii last week for Continue reading
When the financially-troubled Lake County Fielders cancelled a road trip this week to Hawaii for a four-game series against the Na Koa Ikaika Maui, the indy pro North American League pulled the plug on them. In a quick reversal, the NAL issued a statement saying that the league is in discussions with the Fielders regarding the rest of the NAL season. Whether the Fielders play in the NAL or Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Na Koa Ikaika Maui is set to begin their second exciting season of professonal independent baseball on the Island when they open the 2011 Season May 26th and host the 2010 GBL Champion Chico Outlaws in a rematch of last season’s Championship Series. Continue reading
Robert Collias from the Maui News has picked up on some of the troubles facing the Eastern Division of the new North American League. News must travel slowly out to the Aloha State. He plans on contacting the owners of the Na Koa Ikaika Maui on Monday to see what’s up with the new super league. Read more here.
With poor attendance, unpaid bills, and delayed paychecks, it is not surprising that the ownership trio of Harris Tulchin, Bob Young, and Leroy Pettigrew actually aquired the Na Koa Ikaika Maui after previous owner Michael Cummings, CEO of Xcellence in Entertainment (XnE), defaulted on a loan from the group. As reported, the group also owns a stake in the Orange County Flyers. Read more here.
It was announced on Saturday that the Golden Baseball League’s Na Koa Ikaika Maui baseball team has been acquired by Hawaii Baseball, LLC, an ownership group made of Harris Tulchin, Leroy Pettigrew, and Bob Young. The three investors also own an interest in the league’s Orange County Flyers. The Maui team was launched last year and owned by Xcellence in Entertainment (XnE) led by Continue reading
Ballpark Reviews visits “Iron” Maehara Stadium, the home of the Golden Baseball League’s inaugural Na Koa Ikaika Maui. Read review and view photos here.
Despite the 2,454 per game avergage attendance reported by the Golden Baseball League on Pointstreak, Na Koa Ikaika Maui owner Michael Cummings (XnE, Inc.) admits attendance is averaging 500-600 per game at Maehara Stadium. The team’s second highest night was 809 on Father’s Day. Cumming says he needs 1,000 per game to break even, but we know it will take a lot more Continue reading
The Na Koa Ikaika Maui (HI), the newest franchise from the indy pro Golden Baseball League, made their home debut on Tuesday night in front of 2,792 fans at Maehara Stadium. Maui defeated the Tijuana (Mexico) Cimarrones 8-3. Read more here.
Baseball America has published a story on the indy pro Golden Baseball League’s newest team — the Na Koa Ikaika Maui. Read the story here on the GBL’s website.
Na Koa Ikaika Maui GM Scott Murray and assistant GM Barry Takahashi have their hands full with only three months before the Golden Baseball League’s newest team takes the home field in the South Pacific. Read more here.