University of Arizona and Aiea alum Kobe Kato headed to College World Series

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Kobe Kato (Courtesy Arizona Athletics)

Kobe Kato and the University of Arizona baseball team are Omaha bound.

The Wildcats bested Ole Miss in a best-of-three Super Regional, including a 16-3 rout in Sunday’s winner-take-all Game 3, to advance to the 2021 College World Series.

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Kato registered a hit in each game in the regional, including a 3-for-5 performance with three RBI and two doubles in the decisive Game 3, upping his 2021 batting average to .357, which topped his numbers at Aiea. Kato hit .350 as a senior for Na Ali’i and .342 for his college career.

The Wildcats advanced to the College World Series, where they’ll open with defending national champion and current No. 4 seed Vanderbilt.

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