DIVISION II STATE SOFTBALL
Kauai to meet Sacred Hearts
Kauai bounced back from a four-run deficit by scoring five runs in the fifth inning and pulling out a 6-4 win over Maryknoll in a semifinal game of the Datahouse/Division II softball state championships yesterday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Datahouse/HHSAA State Softball Championships
All remaining games at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
Sacred Hearts 23, Lanai 1
KS-Hawaii 7, Molokai 1
Kauai 14, Pahoa 7
Maryknoll 13, Kahuku 3
Sacred Hearts 5, Kamehameha-Hawaii 0
Kauai 6, Maryknoll 4
Sacred Hearts vs. Kauai, 6 p.m.
Wailana Borrero went the entire way in the circle for the Red Raiders, giving up six hits and four walks but allowing only four runs, none of them earned.
Jessica Iwata had a pair of hits for Kauai and Borrero drove in two with a double. Nicole Larue tripled in a run as a pinch hitter to keep the rally going in the fifth inning.
The Red Raiders have a chance to become the first non-Interscholastic League of Honolulu team to win the Division II title since its inception in 2004. University High, St. Francis, and Pac-Five were the last three champions, in order.
On the other hand, it could be four out of four for the ILH if top-seeded Sacred Hearts wins the final today at 6 p.m.
The top-seed Lancers shut out Kamehameha-Hawaii 5-0 yesterday to earn a spot in the final and end the Warriors' season for the second straight year. Joslyn Eugenio went 3-for-4 at the plate and pitched all seven innings for the Lancers.
Sacred Hearts finished in second place in the tournament last year, falling to Pac-Five 6-0 in the title game.