Hughes and Kahuku rally past Radford


POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kekoa Hughes fanned nine batters and allowed two earned runs in seven innings to lead Kahuku over host Radford 7-5 yesterday in an Oahu Interscholastic Association White Division baseball contest.

The Red Raiders snapped the Rams' three-game winning streak with a two-run sixth that broke a 5-5 tie.

Kahuku's St. John Lessary III led off the top of the sixth with a single, then came home on Joe Deal's single to center. Brian Kukahiko roped a double down the left-field line to add another run.

Kahuku reliever R.J. Van Ness pitched a scoreless seventh.

Radford's Brad Osbourne struck out eight in the loss.


Kahuku (3-2)0203020774
Radford (3-2)3100100553

Kekoa Hughes, R.J. Van Ness (7) and Brian Kukahiko. Brad Osbourne and Troy Evans. W—Hughes. L—Osbourne.
Leading hittersKahuku: Tima Tapusoa 2-3, 2b; St. John Lessary III 2-3, 2 RBIs; Joe Deal 2-3; Hughes 2 RBIs. Radford: Osbourne 2-4, 2b; Damon Puskarich 3b.


Waipahu 28, Farrington 3, 5 inn.

The Marauders scored 13 runs in the first inning and never looked back.

In the third, Ignatius MacKenzie hit a two-run triple to center as the Marauders continued to pound the Governors in a game shortened by the mercy rule.


Waipahu (5-0)(13)4704 28141
Farrington (1-4)11010 3510

Jonathan Igarta, Cheyne Stanique (4) and Ignatius MacKenzie. Paul Reyes and Bryston Doctolero. W—Igarta. L—Reyes.
Leading hittersWaipahu: Ed Agag 4-4, Sam Chee 3-4, Igarta 4 RBIs, Stanique 5 RBIs.


Kaimuki 16, Waialua 6, 5 inn.

Eddie Char hit a two-run home run to right-center field in the bottom of the second inning as Kaimuki beat Waialua in a game shortened by the mercy rule.

Kaimuki improved to 2-3, taking Bulldogs bragging rights for the day, while Waialua fell to 2-3.

Char added a double in the third inning, just missing a second dinger when he cranked a ball that hit near the top of the chain-link fence in left field.


Waialua (2-3)14001 664
Kaimuki (2-3)23803 1685

Kekai Rivera-Albeso, AJ Hernandez (4), Ronnie Powell (5) and Christian Whittaker. Tevin Nishiyama and Eddie Char. W—Nishiyama. L—Rivera-Albeso.
Leading hittersWaialua: Justin Fantog 2-3, 2 runs; Johnny Tago, 3b; Jakob Holland-Castro 3b; Whittaker 2 RBIs; Hernandez 2 runs. Kaimuki: Char 2-3, 2b, HR (2), 3 RBIs Maanoa Tau 4-4, 2b, 2 RBIs; Dallas Reis 2-4, 2 RBIs; Nishiyama 2 runs; Antonio Puerto 2 runs; Shawn Titahara 2 runs; Chad Kaaihue 2 runs.
McKinley 7, Nanakuli 0 (forfeit)



No. 5 Punahou 10, Maryknoll 3

Michael Suiter led off with a triple and the Buffanblu scored four quick runs on four hits in the bottom of the first to sprint past the Spartans.

Suiter went 3-for-4 with an RBI and teammate Alaka'i Aglipay knocked in two runs for Punahou.


At Ala Wai Community Park

Maryknoll (0-4)0003000363
Punahou (3-1)400222010130

Aaron Tom, Matthew Hara (7) and David Nishiki. Burt Kawamoto, Rawlin Sasamura (4), Ty Tirpak (7) and Nicklaus Lee. W—Sasamura. L—Tom.
Leading hittersMaryknoll: Matthew Guzman RBI; Kyle Hirata 2 RBIs. Punahou: Michael Suiter 3-4, 3b, RBI; Jordan Honjiyo RBI; Tyler Young 3b; Lee RBI; Evan Lim RBI; Kainoa Crowell 3-3, 3b, 2 runs; Tyler Hanzawa 2 runs; Alaka'i Aglipay 2b, 2 RBIs; Jeremy Ioane RBI.



Sacred Hearts 4, No. 2 Kamehameha 2

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Kamehameha (2-1)0001100242

Jocelyn Eugenio and Keicha Brunn. Jamie Millwood and Mai Kalakau. W—Eugenio. L—Millwood.
Leading hittersSacred Hearts: Taimane Vegas 1-3, RBI; Sara Souza 1-2, RBI; Keicha Brunn 1-2, RBI. Kamehameha: Millwood 2-3, HR, RBI.