HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Raiders' Marciel 1-hits Monarchs
Iolani's Wally Marciel fired a one-hitter and struck out 10 to lead the No. 2-ranked Raiders over Damien 10-0 yesterday in Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball at Ala Wai Field.
Brett Hasegawa's two-run single in the bottom of the fifth gave Iolani a 10-run lead and the mercy-rule victory.
Chris Johnson hit a solo homer and drove in two runs for the Raiders, who had 10 hits against Damien pitchers Duncan Ebert and Jonathan Awa.
Kaimana Balanon had the Monarchs' only hit -- a double to start the second inning.
Iolani's Brennan Nacario and Travis Nishioka also helped the attack with two his each. Nishioka had a double and Nacario drove in two runs.
The victory gave the Raiders a 1 1/2-game lead over Mid-Pacific and two-time defending state champion Punahou (5-2) in the ILH standings.
At Ala Wai Field
Duncan Ebert, Jonathan Awa (5) and Kai Higa. Wally Marciel and Jarvis Nohara. W
Leading hitters--Dam: Kaimana Balanon 2b. Iol: Travis Nishioka 2-2, 2b; Chris Johnson 2-3, solo homer, 2 RBIs; Brennan Nacario 2-2, 2 RBIs, Brett Hasegawa 1-4, 2 RBIs.
Pearl City 6, No. 6 Leilehua 1
The Chargers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and held off the Mules by scoring four unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings at Fred Wright Park in Wahiawa.
Jason Tamanaha went the distance for Pearl City, and he got plenty of support as his teammates banged out nine hits.
Casey Fujishige had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for the Chargers (5-2), who moved a game behind OIA Western Division co-leaders Waianae and Aiea (both 6-1).
Leilehua (6-2) dropped out of a first-place tie in the jammed top tier of the division, a half-game behind the Seasiders and Na Alii.
Mililani (5-3) is right behind the top four.
Kellen Ushijima also dented the Mules' defense for the Chargers yesterday, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
At Fred Wright Park
|Pearl City (5-2)
Jason Tamanaha and Jeff Domingo; Joshua Pastor, John Olley (6) and Ehukai Woolley. W
Leading hitters--PC: Casey Fujishige 4-4, 2b, 3 RBIs; Kellen Ushijima 2-4, 2b, 2 RBIs; Rorry Nakayama 2b; Kurt Tanabe 2b.