Thomas wins baseball award

Hawaii pitcher Dylan Thomas picked up an award in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

Dylan Thomas’ summer of fun resulted in being named the top relief pitcher in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League.

Thomas, who is returning to UH for his junior season, was 3-0 with a 1.19 earned-run average and nine saves for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. In 22 2/3 innings, he struck out 33 and walked two. He had a 0.88 WHIP.

“Not surprised at all he received the award because of how his numbers were and how he did,” UH coach Mike Trapasso said. “I don’t know if anybody else was close to him for the numbers. You look at strikeouts-to-walks ratio. He led the league in saves. Just a great year for Dylan. I couldn’t be happier for him.”

An orientation is set for Aug. 16 for UH’s new student-athletes. Aug. 20 is the first day of UH’s fall semester. The ‘Bows will conduct individual baseball drills in September and team drills beginning on Oct. 2.

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In a win-win scenario, UH found a way to earn extra kala while offering a benefit to recent graduates. UH is offering a sports package in which, for $100, recent graduates may attend sporting events on a space-available basis. The fee can be spread in 10 monthly payments of $10. The exceptions, of course, are postseason events and the Diamond Head Classic. But it’s a wonderful deal — for the same price as they were paying when they were students.

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As an offensive lineman, Ben Clarke protected UH quarterbacks. IF things go according to plan, Clarke will be protecting the rest of us. He is hopeful of joining HPD.


  1. tommui August 9, 2018 7:53 am


    Good going Ben Clarke1

  2. wafan August 9, 2018 9:06 am

    Huzzah to Dylan!

    Yay for extra kala!

    Thank you, Ben!

    Good morning, Mr. Mui!

  3. jeezy33 August 9, 2018 9:17 am

    If Trap has any brains, he will try Thomas our as a starter all fall to see if he can finally land a ace Friday night starter. If it doesn’t work out, he can always go back to being a closer. But there is no point in settling for being a mediocre baseball team when you have possibly the best pitcher in the conference.

  4. burro sabio August 9, 2018 9:44 am

    #3 – and it’s better to get 6-7 innings as a starting pitcher instead of 3-4 innings as a reliever.

  5. DaveLetterMan August 9, 2018 9:46 am

    #3 & #4
    Thought that was what he said he was going to do.

  6. jeezy33 August 9, 2018 9:54 am

    5. I’m not sure what he said but I thought he said he would look into it last season too. So I never believe anything he says. He’s kinda proven to be what he is as a coach up to this point. But it’s not a coincidence that the last time we had a good team was when Steven Wright was a friday night ace. So get your Friday guy figured out with a pretty solid hitting team returning and at least you have a chance. Realistically, I think you can go with this rotation and have a chance at a top 3 Big West finish.
    1. Dylan Thomas
    2. Dominic Demeiro ( needs to find some consistency)
    3. Cade Smith
    Set up- Jeremy Yelland
    Closer- Logan Pouelsen (Full time DH and closer) Fullerton had Lorenzen close and play outfield so it can be done.

    Pearl City Fr might be good enough to win a mid week start.

  7. A-House August 9, 2018 10:30 am


    your post from the previous post

    we are in the North End zone, brown section, near the jubo tron – $99 – $130 for season tickets

  8. A-House August 9, 2018 10:35 am

    and then, there were 4 QB’s

    it was most gracious of Coach Rolo to give Tuileta a football scholarship which eased the pressure on Coach Wade with his limited VB scholarships

    will Tuileta ever see playing time? maybe on a trick play where he lines up as a RB or slot who gets the ball and throws a scoring pass to Dakota Torres

  9. BigWave96744 August 9, 2018 10:37 am

    Stephen ,
    How recent is recent?

  10. Kapahulu August 9, 2018 10:59 am

    Just got my UH Football Season tickets yesterday.
    Still waiting for UH Wahine Volleyball Season tickets.
    Go Bows!

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid August 9, 2018 11:09 am

    Got our season tickets!

    Thank you Mr. Multi-sport MVP reporter Stephen Tsai who is everywhere at once to be all things to all readers. You may have a sip from the water cooler and get right back to work!

    Howdy Judge Mui!

  12. seewhy August 9, 2018 11:53 am

    RE: #9

    Within the last four years (2014-2018).

  13. NotNasti August 9, 2018 12:01 pm

    Re: special deal for recent graduates.
    Great idea. Something I’ve been mentioning to my friends and family for a while. We need to cultivate the young/recent alums. I’ve been telling my daughter and her friends (2017 grads) to support UHAD by going to the games. I may even offer to pay. When I upgraded my seats this year from 20 yd line orange to 50 yd. line orange, I offered to add seats for my son, daughter and their other halves. All declined.

  14. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2018 12:08 pm

    I think “recent” is four years.

  15. seewhy August 9, 2018 12:10 pm

    Eh NotNasti! I like sit with you guys then. 😂

  16. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2018 12:11 pm

    Trap said Thomas will work as a starter in fall and early spring. That will allow him to build his arm strength and increase his velocity. He said it’s easier to train as a starter and, if needed, move to the bullpen than to go from relief to starter during the season.

  17. Stephen Tsai August 9, 2018 12:21 pm

    John Doe might have the potential to be a great lawyer. But if I’m Starbucks, and I’m paying Mr. Doe’s law school tuition, I would be pissed if he were doing moot court instead of making lattes and mochas.

  18. clyde August 9, 2018 1:12 pm

    #17: Ouch! Shall we all read between the lines? LOL

  19. Snicks833 August 9, 2018 2:01 pm

    Does anyone knows when renewals for the Hawaii Bowl will be? What’s the hold up for this year?

  20. H-Man August 9, 2018 6:09 pm

    Hope all goes according to plan for Ben Clarke. HPD needs more good men like Ben.

  21. Darren August 9, 2018 7:18 pm

    Starbucks should have known better. I recall there was some type of hat switching episode in this law student’s past that seemed to indicate opportunity jumping tendencies

  22. clyde August 9, 2018 9:36 pm

    #17 & #21: Perhaps John Doe should make up his mind if he wants to be a barista or barrister.

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid August 9, 2018 9:45 pm

    #20 – Agreed!

  24. Maddog50 August 10, 2018 5:49 am

    Good luck to Ben as he pursues his career in Law Enforcement-and as always I got the fever……..only one cure I need more college football! GoWarriors!!!!

  25. Inyoface August 10, 2018 6:32 am

    Will Rolo name a starter next weekend?

  26. islandman August 10, 2018 10:55 am

    Was on tv , Rolo may not name a QB starter and may play more than one QB.

  27. Maddog50 August 10, 2018 10:58 am

    Of all positions to be concerned with the OL is still to me most critical. I think all others will be adequate with some growing pains at times. Right now the OT on both sides and the 2’s behind them are most critical. There is more than ample supply of guards and centers to function in a zone scheme, edge control is biggest concern. Think Levao Dalpe Vanterpool are strong candidates but maybe even Bernal-Wendt is in the mix. Waiting for sorting out and then game one-think they are in capable hands of Coach Weber! GoWarriors!!!

  28. Inyoface August 10, 2018 11:34 am

    Dual qb’s would be cool in the first game too.

  29. islandman August 10, 2018 12:34 pm

    I think i heard Levao, Solo, Chung, Hensley and Manning were the 1st team OL when Weber was interviewed yesterday morning on radio. But it could change.

  30. Inyoface August 10, 2018 12:34 pm

    Wonder if there will be any pistol formations or is it strictly traditional rns formations.

  31. A-House August 10, 2018 12:43 pm

    me likes the WR “snake” line up with 4 WR stacked and watch them run in all different directions — see which one can ‘shake’ the DB

    then, run same play and hit the open WR for many YAC!

    getting anxious to watch the Colorado St game on 8/25/2018

  32. Snowmantoo August 10, 2018 12:49 pm

    Ben, if HPD doesn’t work out, come Big Island. We’re always looking for a few good men. As I always tell my grandchildren living in Honolulu, “Big Island mo betta”. Good luck with whatever works out.

  33. Stephen Tsai August 10, 2018 1:18 pm

    New post:

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