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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM
Leilehua's Andrew Ontai collided with Campbell's Keoni Gaui yesterday. The Sabers handed the Mules their first loss.


Bailey shuts down Mules


Tristan Bailey was giddy yesterday after pitching the Campbell baseball team to a 1-0 victory over Oahu Interscholastic Association West Division-leading Leilehua.

It wasn't just because the righty threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks in front of home fans. It was because of the way his teammates pulled through.

Two other Sabers --shortstop James Bannister and left fielder Pake Coloma --were also instrumental in the outcome.

Bannister's two-out single up the middle in the fourth scored Brandon Tanigawa with the game's only run.

Coloma's contribution was even more spectacular. Leading off the top of the seventh, Mules power hitter Spencer Omalza whacked a deep fly ball to left-center field that Coloma and center fielder Victor Cachuela sprinted after. Coloma, a lefty, chased it down and made a backhanded stab in front of the fence, which is about 370 feet from the plate.

"That catch Pake made got me more hyped," Bailey said. "After he caught the ball, I knew we had it. And James really stepped it up with clutch hitting and defense."

Sabers coach Rory Pico told his outfielders to play deeper than usual in the seventh.

"We were going to let them have singles, but we wanted to avoid having the long ball hurt us," he said. "If that hit was earlier, it definitely would have dropped in."

Coloma thought the ball was going to carry over the fence, and he was surprised he got to it.

With the win, Campbell (5-3) tightened the West race considerably as the Mules (6-1) fell from the unbeaten ranks.

The Sabers' infielders turned in a smooth performance and made a handful of tough plays look easy. Bailey committed the team's only error when he threw wide on a pickoff attempt of Leilehua shortstop Andrew Ontai with two out in the sixth. Ontai went to second, but that's where he ended up after right fielder Jacob Kaku chased down a high foul pop.

"It's our philosophy to work hard on defense and take many reps in practice," Pico said. "And it's come to a point where we're not making too many errors. But I don't want to jinx it."

Omalza, also the Mules' starting pitcher, went the distance. He allowed five hits, including three in the pivotal fourth, and didn't walk a batter.

With stiff tradewinds blowing, Bailey had a no-hitter going until Josh Fetters drilled a fastball to center for a double with one out in the fifth. But Bailey picked off Fetters from second and then got a strikeout to end the inning.

"We weren't jumping on his fastball early in the game," Fetters said. "The coaches were saying to gear up for his fastball, so I was expecting it. I was being a little too cocky on the bases, though, and he threw it over and got me."

The pickoff squandered one of the Mules' few chances to score.

"In baseball, with one wrong bounce, you can lose or win, or you can be out or safe," Leilehua coach Garett Yukumoto said. "It was a tough game that could have gone any way. Good teams bounce back, so if we're a good team, we will do that."

Ontai had the Mules' other hit, a dribbler to second base that he beat out in the sixth.

Tanigawa led off the Sabers' fourth with a bad-hop single over Ontai at shortstop. He moved to second on Ian Pantorilla's sacrifice and to third on Kaku's hit. A Coloma sacrifice put runners on second and third before Bannister came through with the winning hit. Kaku was held at third, where he was left stranded.

"This is a big win for us," Pico said. "If we can get the next two wins (against Waialua and Waipahu), it'll put us in good shape going into the OIA playoffs."

At Campbell H.S. field
Leilehua 000 000 0 -- 0 2 1
Campbell 000 100 x -- 1 5 1

Spencer Omalza and Jesse Matsuura; Tristan Bailey and Ian Pantorilla. W--Bailey. L--Omalza.
Leading hitters--Leil: Josh Fetters 1-2, 2b. Camp: Brandon Tanigawa 1-2, run; James Bannister 1-2, winning RBI; Keoni Gaui 1-2; Kendall Hudson 1-1.

OIA WEST

Pearl City 20, Waialua 0
The Chargers batted around twice and put 12 batters on base before making an out in the second inning to rout the Bulldogs.

Blake Kaneshiro drove in three runs and teamed with Craig Calantoc to throw a no-hitter for the Chargers. The Bulldogs loaded the bases on two walks and an error in the first inning but could not score.

Waialua (0-7) 0 0 0 00
-- 0 0 3
Pearl City (5-2) 3(15)0 2x
-- 20 17 1

Shawyn Peiler, Justin Manglallan (2) and Manglallan, Michael Kuraoka (2). Blake Kaneshiro, Craig Calantoc (4) and Corey Giammaldo, Kyle Poentis (3), Paul Domingo (5). W--Kaneshiro. L--Peiler.
Leading hitters--PC: Korey Dalenzona 3-3; Rex Yamaguchi 3-4, 3b, 5 RBIs; Kaneshiro 3-4, 3 RBIs; Rylan Nakahata 2-3, 2 RBIs.

Mililani 6, Radford 1
Kelsey Nakata gave up one run while striking out six in five innings and the Trojans got clutch two-out hits to move over .500 in the OIA West after defeating Radford.

At Mililani H.S. field
Radford (2-5) 001 000 0 -- 1 6 2
Mililani (4-3) 201 210 x -- 6 9 2

Kahoku Tampos, Chad Afi (4), Andrew Atmospera (5) and Kyle Howell. Kelsey Nakata, Chaz Miyashiro (6) and Kamaka Crabbe, Ian Koki (6). W--Nakata. L--Tampos.
Leading hitters--Rad: Tampos 2-4. Mil: Troy Flores 2-3; Tony Aquino 3-4, 3b; Miyashiro 2b.

Waianae 8, Kapolei 6
With the game tied at 6, Ranson Silva hit a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to score Darius Fuller and Mike Fereira with the go-ahead runs as Waianae edged Kapolei.

The Hurricanes took an early 4-1 lead behind pitcher Colin Dumlao, who was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored and had held Waianae to just one run in three innings before the Seariders exploded for seven runs in the final three innings.

At Waianae H.S. field
Kapolei (3-5) 210 120 0 -- 6 6 2
Waianae (4-4) 100 412 x -- 8 8 1

Colin Dumlao and Drake Kula. Dylan Guzman, Darius Fuller (5) and Mike Fereira. W--Fuller. L--Dumlao.
Leading hitters -- Kapo: Dumlao 2-4, 2 2bs, 2 runs; Bryan Padayao 2-4. Wain: Ranson Silva 3-4, 2 2bs, 2 RBIs; Fereira 1-4, 2-runs.

Aiea 12, Nanakuli 2
Blaze Moleta gave up one run in four innings to pick up the win, and Reid Nakamura belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning as Aiea rolled past the Golden Hawks in a game shortened by the 10-run rule.

At Aiea H.S. field
Nanakuli
100 010 -- 2 4 6
Aiea
061 131 -- 12 14 0

Bryson Felisi and Devan Harris. Blaze Moleta, Kahoku Piho (5) and Aaron Asher, CJ Tausaga (4). W--Moleta. L--Felisi.
Leading hitters--Nan: Rance Alferez 2-3; Lance Loa 2b. Aiea: Reid Nakamura HR, 2 RBIs; Bryson Tajiri 2b, 2 RBIs; Shane Koga 2-2; Dylan Libadisos 2-2, 2 3b's; Tausaga 2-4.

OIA EAST

Kailua 24, Kaimuki 0
Michael Kealoha led off the game with a home run and Matt Kinoshita belted a grand slam as Kailua scored 11 runs in the first inning en route to romping over the Bulldogs.

At Kailua H.S. field
Kaimuki (1-6)
000 00 -- 0 2 5
Kailua (6-1)
(11)27 4x -- 24 18 0

Tyson Seto-Mook, Corey Morihara (3) and Janson Hew. Bronson Kamaka, Kent Aaron (3), Chris Mahelona (5) and Sean Medeiros, Hoo Abed (4). W--Kamaka. L--Seto-Mook.
Leading hitters -- Kail: Michael Kealoha 2-4, HR, 4 runs; Tyler Harrison 4-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kekoa Sua 2-5, 2b, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Ryan Rodrigues 2 runs; Medeiros 2-4, 2b, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Derek Mailau 2 RBIs; Kevin Matsumoto 3-3, 4 runs; Obed 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Kamaka 2 runs; Matt Kinoshita grand slam.

Kahuku 9, McKinley 4
The Red Raiders withstood a late rally to beat the Tigers.

Down 9-1, McKinley scored three runs in the seventh and final inning, but couldn't pull off the comeback.

At Kahuku
McKinley 000 100 3 -- 4 6 5
Kahuku 111 033 x -- 9 11 3

Devin Okinaga and Andy Mitani. Melvin Silva and Bronson Ponciano.
Leading hitters -- McK: Abel Warner 2-4; Jarren Hirasaki 2b; Jefferson Okada 2b. Kah: Kurtney Silva 2-3, 2b; Bronson Ponciano 2-4; Kimball Niumatalolo 2-2; Melvin Silva 2-3, 2b; B.J. Adolpho 2-4.

Kaiser 10, Castle 1
Reyn Kimura pitched a three-hitter, striking out four and walking one as the Cougars scored four runs in the first inning en route to defeating Castle.

At Castle H.S. field
Kaiser (7-0) 400 013 2 -- 10 16 0
Castle (2-6) 010 000 0 -- 1 3 3

Reyn Kimura and Jarryd Maeda. Kaimi Ah New, Michael Hayasaka (6) and David Mohika. W--Kimura. L--Ah New.
Leading hitters--Kais: Landon Kaaua 2-5; Scott Uehara 2-5, 3-runs; Colby Ho 3-5, 3b, 2-runs, 2 RBIs; Nyles Nakama 3-5, 3 RBIs; Maeda 2-4, 2b, 2-runs, RBI; Neale Asato 2-4, 2b, RBI. Cas: Ah New 2-3, 2b.

Kalani 8, Kalaheo 0
Marcus Fujita smacked a three-run homer in the first inning and Reid Matsumura tossed a shutout as the Falcons improved to 6-1 with the win.

At Kailua District Park
Kalani (6-1) 301 220 0 -- 8 6 2
Kalaheo (3-4) 000 000 0 -- 0 8 9

Reid Matsumura and Preston Pires. Scott Galusha, Sonny Harbottle (5) and Jacob Myking. W--Matsumura. L--Galusha.
Leading hitters--Kaln: Marcus Fujita 3-run HR; Dustan Goya 3b, RBI. Kalh: Galusha 2-3; Sean Tamba 2-3; Cody Racoma 2b.

Roosevelt 5, Farrington 1
Kalani Yoshimura pitched a two-hitter, giving up one unearned run while striking out eight as Roosevelt defeated Farrington.

Jared Furtado tied the game at one with an RBI single in the first inning and then capped the game's scoring with a solo home run in the fifth inning. Derek Shigano added a two-run double in the fourth.

At Stevenson Intermediate field
Farrington (3-4-1) 100 000 0 -- 1 2 4
Roosevelt (5-3) 100 310 x -- 5 6 3

Bryan Cabral and Matt Bell. Kalani Yoshimura and Keviin Fujii. W--Yoshimura. L--Cabral.
Leading hitters--Roos: Derek Shigano 2b, 2 RBIs; Jared Furtado 2-3, HR, 2 RBIs.

Junior varsity
Kaiser 11, Castle 4

ILH

Pac-Five 13, Damien 9
Ryan Taketa, Jacob Mellor and Jasen Simmons all went 3-for-4 as the Wolfpack scored in every inning to defeat Damien.

At Joey DeSa field
Damien (2-9) 002 220 3 -- 9 11 3
Pac-Five (2-8-1) 221 125 x -- 13 15 2

Chris Stephenson, Brandon Baguio (2), Robert Cuizon (6), Ranson DeCosta (6) and Nick Zieser. Tyler Inouye, Samson Aina (5), Nick Miyamoto (5) and Aaron Chicote. W--Inouye. L--Baguio.
Leading hitters--Dam: Elijah Souza 2-4, 3-runs; DeCosta 2-5, run, RBI; Jason Luke 1-2, 2b, 2 RBIs; Stephenson 4-5, 2 RBIs. Pac: Ryan Taketa 3-4, 3-runs, RBI; Jacob Mellor 3-4, 2b, 2 RBIs; Chicote 2-2, 3 RBIs; Miyamoto 2-4, 2 RBIs; Jasen Simmons 3-4, RBI.

Maryknoll vs. Mid-Pacific
The game was suspended in the top of the third with the Owls up by nine runs, because the lights at Ala Wai Field did not go on. It has yet to be decided if the game will be rescheduled for a later date.

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