Wong, Rainbows still in disbelief of 3-homerun game

Kolten Wong
Kolten Wong

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - The Rainbow baseball team is on a roll. Winners of 7 straight, the team can thank Kolten Wong for their latest victory over Loyola Marymount, after the Hilo native hit three home runs on Sunday.

"It kinda shocked me because I wasn't really trying to hit home runs, I was just trying to get the ball in play, just get my team the points and score the runs", said Wong.

Wong became the fifth Rainbows player to hit three home runs in a single game, and the first since Mark McWherter in 1988.

But Wong is just the second player in school history to hit three home runs in three-straight at bats.

"The first two were fastballs and the last one was a change up. It's kind of amazing.. At the point, I didn't realize that I hit three home runs in three consecutive at bats, but after I saw the news, I was kinda like, it kinda hit me", said Wong.

"I've never seen that in college that's for sure, I heard that no one's ever done it at Les Murakami and for a freshman to do it, and Wong with his stature, he's going to be a hell of a player", said UH teammate, Kevin McDonald.

Wong's third home run was the most important because it gave the Rainbows the lead, and ultimately the victory, but Kolten says, the second round tripper felt the best.

"That one was a fastball kinda down the middle, up high and I got reallly good contact with it, and that one kinda seemed to go the farthest", said Wong.