Heat Bolster Outfield With Hawaii Pacific Shark


Chico, CA – The Chico Heat Summer Collegiate Baseball Club has added a fleet footed center fielder from Hawaii Pacific University to the 2017 summer roster.  Tanner Tokunawa is a red shirt sophomore from Pearl City, Hawaii.  He was the primary lead off hitter for the Sharks in 2016 and led the team with 17 stolen bases.  

Personal: Tokunaga was born in Honolulu, HI and raised in Waipio, HI…his parents are Glenn and Daena Tokunaga…has one sister Daelenn (14) and one brother Tyler (21), who also plays on the team…favorite hobby is lifting…favorite food is sushi…favorite movie is Pumping Iron…favorite musical artist is Drake…favorite athlete is Bo Jackson…currently undecided in his major…in 10 years he hopes to be a personal trainer…he chose HPU to play college baseball in front of his family  


Prior to HPU: Tokunaga played at Pearl City High School under head coach Mitch Yamato as a utility player for the baseball team…he also played football as a slotback for coach Kai Kamaka…in baseball he was selected to the OIA First-Team for the 2012-2014 seasons, and was selected to the 2014 First Team All-State Team


HPU: 2016: Started all 46 games played…hit for a .297 average (54-182)…scored 48 runs and drove in eight RBI primarily from the leadoff spot…hit seven doubles, one triple, and led the team with 17 stolen bases.

HPU: 2015: Redshirted

To follow Tanner’s HPU season, follow this link:  http://www.hpusharks.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2608&path=baseball


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The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.