Louis Solaita

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Biographical Information[edit]

Louis Solaita played regularly for the American Samoa national team, like his relatives Duke Solaita, Chris Solaita, Charles Solaita, Leopeni Solaita and Laupati Solaita. His grandfather Ben Solaita managed the national team and his great-uncle Tony Solaita was the only major leaguer from American Samoa (through 2020).

Louis was 5 for 15 with 3 runs and 3 RBI in the 2003 South Pacific Games, when American Samoa won Silver. [1] He was with American Samoa when they won Bronze in the 2007 South Pacific Games. [2] He hit .133/.316/.210 in the 2011 Pacific Games and fielded .969; he also pitched one game, going the distance in a mercy rule loss to Guam (5 2/3 IP, 16 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 3 BB, 3 K). He had both of his hits and both of American Samoa's runs in their loss to New Caledonia and Jacques Levy. He led the event with five passed balls and only Noa Delaivuna allowed more steals (25 in 27 against Solaita). He did tie for second in times plunked (2), one behind Rodrick Blanco. [3]

He later was president of the American Samoa Softball Association. [4]