Mid-Pacific takes advantage of Saint Louis


POSTED: Sunday, March 29, 2009

Different opponent, same problem.

Saint Louis continued its yearlong struggle of stranding runners on base, and Mid-Pacific took advantage for a 6-5 victory in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball game yesterday afternoon at Ala Wai Community Park.

Despite outhitting the Owls 12-8, Saint Louis stranded 12 runners on base, including nine in scoring position. The problem is a lingering one for the Crusaders, as over the past eight days the club has lost three times, and in those games, Saint Louis left 32 runners hanging on the base paths—an average of nearly 11 a game.

“;It's a problem for us. We're killing ourselves,”; said Saint Louis coach Duane Fraticelli. “;We've just got to hit in clutch situations. We get guys on, but we can't drive them in, and that's our biggest problem this year.”;

Trailing 6-3 entering its home half of the seventh inning, the Crusaders mounted a comeback as Vonn Fe'ao drew a leadoff walk, and came home on Derek Nakasato's triple. After Josh Tapua fouled out, Kaeo Aliviado brought home Nakasato on a fielder's choice groundout to second base.

But ensuing batter Kini Enos could not extend the rally as the hot-hitting junior flied out to center field, and Saint Louis found itself on the wrong end of a 6-5 defeat eight days after falling to five-time defending state champion Punahou by the identical score.

“;We've just got to get ready for the next team—it's the toughest league, the ILH,”; said Fraticelli, less than a day after falling to Kamehameha 12-4. “;We can't start off flat. Two games we've lost by one run, we've just got to clutch up.

“;We know what everyone's doing to us (strategically), but I can't give that secret out. They're just going to have to be disciplined and understand what we're telling them about different approaches.”;

Mid-Pacific (5-1) accounted for all its scoring with three-run spurts in the first and fourth innings. Seven different players accounted for the team's eight base knocks, and although Tyler Yoshizawa's two-run single in the fourth inning with two out marked the club's final base hit of the game, the lack of further offensive production did not hurt the Owls in the end.

“;We were lucky today. It's more a mental thing for them, nothing we did,”; said Mid-Pacific coach Dunn Muramaru. “;And that's how it is until somebody breaks through, so I hope they don't do it against us. Somebody's going to get that base hit, and when that happens, look out.”;

The Owls received a strong effort from their bullpen, as starter Gavin Kinoshita was removed after just 1 1/3 innings due to an inability to control his pitches. The hurler allowed two hits, walked a batter and hit three more foes while retiring just four.

Dylan Tawata came on to hold Saint Louis (3-3) to a run through 2 2/3 innings in which he scattered four hits and became the pitcher of record worthy of the victory. Matt McDaniel moved over from first base to pitch the final three innings, and earned the save despite surrendering three runs on six hits.

Muramaru was also impressed with both McDaniel and Tawata—the latter of which had barely worked on hitting this season—as both hurlers notched RBI singles, which ultimately gave the Owls the upper hand.

“;He never hit before all year. I don't even think he hit in the cage,”; said Muramaru of Tawata's base hit. “;But the way we had (the rotation) set up, we knew he'd have to hit. That was a real added bonus.”;


At Ala Wai Community Park

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Gavin Kinoshita, Dylan Tawata (2), Matt McDaniel (5) and Dane Fujinaka. Kalei Contrades, Noah Siegfried (6) and Moses Samia. W—Tawata. L—Contrades. S—McDaniel.

Leading hittersMPI: Tyler Yoshizawa 2 RBIs; Derek Tan 2B, RBI; Tawata RBI; McDaniel RBI; Bryson Chang 2-3, 2B, RBI. STL: Kaeo Aliviado 3-3, 2 runs, RBI; Kini Enos 2-5, 2B, RBI; Jordan Fukumoto 2 RBIs; Samia 2-3; Derek Nakasato 3-4, 3B, 2 runs.


No. 3 'Iolani 17, Damien 1

The Raiders ran away from the Monarchs early, scoring 16 runs in three innings to cut the game short.

JR Bunda picked up the win and four 'Iolani players hit multiple RBIs.

Sean Nada hit 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a home run and Breland Almadova finished with 3 RBIs and a double.


At Ala Wai Community Park

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JR Bunda, Sheldon Lee (4) and Grant Iwamoto. Douglas Andrade, Jeremy Dela Cruz (4), Derrick Dudoit (4), Joey DeMello (5) and Aalona Aminoto. W—Bunda. L—Andrade.

Leading hittersIol: Jensen Park 3-5, 3 RBIs; Breland Almadova 3 RBIs, 3b; Jarrett Arakawa 2 RBIs, Sean Nada 2-2, 2 RBIs, HR. DMS: Jordan Murai RBI.

Kamehameha 4, Punahou 1
Maryknoll 10, Pac-Five 9


No. 7 Kailua sweeps Kalaheo

The Surfriders allowed the Mustangs just one hit and one run in 12 innings, winning 11-1 and 4-0 in yesterday's doubleheader.

Jared Matsumoto picked up the win in game one and Bryson Gauthe threw a no-hitter to claim game two. Tyson Lono led Kailua with a double in each outing.


No. 7 Kailua 11, Kalaheo 1

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Colby Lee and Justin Pagan. Jared Matsumoto and Alen Baldwin. W—Matsumoto. L—Lee.

Leading hittersKail: Mike Thomas 2b, Baldwin 3b, Tyson Lono 2-3, 2b.


No. 7 Kailua 4, Kalaheo 0

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Bryson Gauthe, Alika Ramseyer-Ho (6) and Baldwin. Rich Preza-Haynes and Pagan. W—Gauthe. L—Preza-Haynes.

Leading hittersKail: Grant Watanabe 2b, Lono 2b.


Kalani sweeps Castle

Strong pitching in the first game and clutch hitting in the second led the Falcons to a doubleheader sweep over the Knights.

Kalani's Devin Lee pitched a complete game, fanning seven and allowing just four hits in Game 1. In Game 2, Dylan Von Wiegandt singled home Wataru Noguchi for the game-wining run in the top of the 10th inning.


No. 9 Kalani 5, Castle 0

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Elika Jarrett, Seamus Yoneshige (3) and Bryson Luke. Devin Lee and Kiel Odo. W—Lee. L—Jarrett.

Leading hittersKaln: Jake Massey 2-3, RBI; Jordan Wong RBI; Gavin Okada 2b, 2 RBIs; Sean Nii RBI.


No. 9 Kalani 5, Castle 3, 10 inn.

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Dillon Matsuda, Dylan Von Wiegandt (7) and Kiel Odo. Keola Jarrett, Harry Kawaihalau (8) and Bruson Luke. W—Von Wiegandt. L—Kawaihalau.

Leading hittersKaln: Wataru Noguchi 2-4, 2b, 2 runs; Odo 2-5, 2b, 2 RBIs; Von Wiegandt RBI; Spencer Shiroma 2b. Cas: Luke 2 runs; Justin Salas RBI; Froy Smith 2 RBIs.


Moanalua sweeps Roosevelt

Na Menehune shut out the Rough Riders in the first game 6-0, before barely escaping 7-6 in the second game of the doubleheader.

Timothy Arakawa hit a sacrifice fly to score Miles Higa for the game-winning run in the second game.


Moanalua 6, Roosevelt 0

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Zachary Manago, Todd Takabuki (6), Regan Lum (7) and Chris Liu-Saguid. Rylan Tomita, Rylan Ikehara (6) and Cameron Fuchigami. W—Magao. L—Tomita.

Leading hittersMoan: Miles Higa 2-4; Bronson Shim 3-4; Daniel Sugihara 2-4. Roos: Aaron Yamane 2-3.


Moanalua 7, Roosevelt 6

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Peter Rockholm, Zachary Hamasaki (7) Rylan Ikehara (8) and Tyler Paranada . Dae Yang Kim, Jacob Fukuyama (5) and Jordan Paulachak . W—Fukuyama. L—Ikehara .

Leading hittersRoos: Sean Matsumoto 2 RBIs; Lowen Kahooilihala 2-4, 2b, 2 RBIs; Brett Tominaga 2-4, RBI. Moan: Higa 2b; Timothy Arakawa 2-4, HR, RBI; Chris Liu-Saguib 2-4, 3b; Daniel Sugihara 2-3, HR.


Campbell, Kapolei split

Allyn Oliva-Respicio finished 4-for-7 as the Sabers and Hurricanes split their doubleheader with Campbell winning the first game 5-1 and Kapolei taking the second 6-1.

Charles Kaalekahi struck out six batters in the first game for Campbell.


Campbell 5, Kapolei 1

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Carlos Rodriguez, Trey Kamachi (6) and Brandon Damas. Charles Kaalekahi and Chadwick Kaalekahi. W—Kaalekahi. L—Rodrigues.

Leading hittersKapo: Damas 2-3. Camp: Allyn Oliva-Respicio 2-3, 3 runs; Keanu Kapana 2-4, 3b, 2 RBIs; Char. Kaalekahi 2-3, RBI; Chad. Kaalekahi 2-4, 2b.


Kapolei 6, Campbell 1

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Allyn Oliva-Respicio, Nicholas Tiglao (3) and Keanu Kapana. Michael Filio and Brandon Damas. W—Filio. L—Oliva-Respicio.

Leading hittersCamp: Oliva-Respicio 2-4; Chad. Kaalekahi 2b. Kapo: Matt Moses 2 runs; Christian Estabillo 2-3, 2b, 2 RBIs.


Leilehua sweeps Waianae

The Mules picked up their first wins of the season, beating the Seariders 10-9 and 10-8.

In Game 1, Cyrus Ahquin hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Leilehua the come-from-behind victory.


Leilehua 10, Waianae 9, 8 innings

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Daniel Madrano, Jobe Cabral (5) and Joe Frederick. Edieson Dumlao, Desmond Ontai (3), Brendan Nagaji (6), Larry Paas (7) and Jeremy Sugitan, Ontai (6). W—Paas . L—Cabral .

Leading hittersWain: Dillon Cadirao 2-3; Ryan Tabangcura 2b; Bronson Barboza 2-3; Allan Ibanez 3b. Lei: Sugitan 3-4; Lopaka Chandler 2b; Nagaji 2b; Cyrus Ahquin 2-4, grand slam.


Leilehua 10, Waianae 8

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Kenan Sadanaga, Paas (5), Sean McCaulley (7), Jake Baptista (7) and Ontai. Ibanez, Tabangcura (4), Adgar Pajarillo (5), Kana Kuiee (6) and Frederick. W—Sadanaga. L—Ibanez .

Leading hittersLei: Baptista 2-5; Ontai 4-4, 2b, 3b, 4 RBIs; Sugitan 2-4, 2b; Ahquin 3-4, 2 2b, 2 RBIs; Nagaji 2-4, 2 RBIs. Wain: Ryan Tabancura 4-5; Kana Kuiee 2-4, 2b; Ibanez 2-3, 3b.


No. 1 Pearl City sweeps Aiea

The Chargers outplayed Na Ali'i in two straight games, winning the first 15-1 and the second 10-2.

Pearl City scored 15 runs on 14 hits with no errors in the first game of the doubleheader.

Jordan Schweitzer picked up the win in five innings in the second.


No. 1 Pearl City 15, Aiea 1

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Jordan Schweitzer, Royle Murai (3) and Carlton Tanabe, Isaac Shim (5). Kamalu Kamoku, Cedric Kojima (4), Remi Davenport (5) and Jay Nakamura. W—Schweitzer. L—Kamoku.

Leading hittersPC: Jordan Oshiro 2-4, 2 runs; Bronson Oda 2-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Kyle Kobayashi 3b, 2 RBIs; Bryson Namba 2-3, HR, 2b, 3 RBIs; Reid Ramos 2b; Derrick Viela 2b; Kahana Neal 2-3, 2b, 2 RBIs; Terry Ryan 3b.


No. 1 Pearl City 10, Aiea 2

OIA WHITE Kahuku sweeps Farrington

The Red Raiders swept the Governors with a shutout in the first game.

Justin Van Ness had three hits, including a double and triple in the second game, to lead Kahuku.


Kahuku 24, Farrington 0, 5 inn.

At Lanakila Park

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Joe Deal and Brian Kukahiko. Bryston Doctolero, Mark Jamorabon (4), Jeremiah Crisostomo (5) and Wayne Segundo. W—Deal. L—Doctolero.

Leading hittersKah: Kekoa Hughes 2-3; Kukahiko 2-3. Far: Chester Mallao 2-2.


Kahuku 13, Farrington 3, 5 inn.

At Lanakila Park

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Paul Reyes, Wayne Segundo (5) and Bryston Doctolero. Justin Van Ness, Roger Van Ness (4) and St. John Lessary. W—J. Van Ness. L—Reyes..

Leading hittersFar: Reyes 2-3. Kah: J. Van Ness 3-4, 3b, 2b; AJ Kubota 2-3.

Waipahu def. Nanakuli (forfeit)




No. 6 'Iolani 1, Maryknoll 0

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Ariel Silva and Kori Nishitomi. Brittney Guro and Kelli Ann Lum. W—Guro. L—Silva.

Leading hittersMryk: none. 'Iol: Kryn Masutani 2b; Shanna Tashiro RBI.



Kailua 4, No. 10 Roosevelt 1

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Lianna Bajarin and Lindsay Takekawa. Jaelleen Johnson and Johnna Tedro. W—Johnson. L—Bajarin.

Leading hittersRoos: Charisse Tanabe 2b. Kail: Saige Manatad 2b; Tiffany Pereza 2 RBIs.


No. 10 Roosevelt 3, Kailua 2

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Shelby Lono and Johnna Tedro. Lianna Bajarin and Lindsay Takekawa. W—Bajarin. L—Lono.

Leading hittersKail: Saige Manatad 2-3, 2b, RBI; Lono 2-3, RBI; Tiffany Pereza 2b. Roos: Charisse Tanabe 3b, 3 RBIs.


Kaimuki 3, Farrington 1

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Felicia Tui and Kinciana Ngiralmau. Deanna Byers and Mikki Morihara. W—Byers. L—Tui.

Leading hittersFarr: none. Kaim: Sheena Hussey 2b; Letishah Fa'asoa HR, 2 RBIs.


Kaimuki 5, Farrington 3

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Dejah Faasoa and Mikki Morihara. Felicia Tui and Kinciana Ngiralmau. W—D. Fa'asoa. L—Tui.

Leading hittersKaim: D. Fa'asoa 2 runs; Lindsey Matsunaga 2 runs. Farr: Seaana Kaapu-Napulou 2b, RBI.



Waianae 6, No. 9 Leilehua 5

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Alexandria Smith and Ciara Paracuelles. Kyree Naiwi and Kamalani Ekau. W—Naiwi. L—Smith.

Leading hittersLei: Kaylen Ynigues 2-4, Paracuelles 2 RBIs; Smith 3b, 3 RBIs; Wain: Samantha Kuakini 2-4, HR; Naiwi 2-4, 2b; Hope Tootoo 2b, RBI; Ekau 2-3.


Waianae 1, No. 9 Leilehua 0

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Kaylen Ynigues and Ciara Paracuelles. Samantha Kuakini and Kamalani Ekau. W—Kuakini. L—Yngigues.

Leading hittersLei: Alexandria Smith 3-4. Wain: Hope Tootoo 2-4, RBI.


Waipahu 7, Pearl City 1

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Tierra Fethol and Angie Sakamoto. Courtney Ahlo and Maya Nagata. W—Fethol. L—Ahlo.

Leading hittersWaip: Sakamoto 2 runs; Dara Aiwohi-Durto 2-4, 2 runs; Shanelle Sato 2-4, 2 runs.


Waipahu 10, Pearl City 7

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Courtney Ahlo and Maya Nagata. Tierra Fethol and Angie Sakamoto. W—Fethol. L—Ahlo.

Leading hittersPC: Ahlo 2 runs; Keani Passi 4-4, 2 runs; Nagata 2-3; Colina Tayler Olarti 2-3. Waip: Sakamoto 2-4; Aiwohi-Durto 2-3, 2 runs; Shanelle Sato 3-4, 3 runs; Jon Mendiola 2-4; Aiwohi Durto 2-4.


No. 3 Campbell 2, Kapolei 0

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Katie Manuma and Jaycelyn Kim. Shavanna Holt and Cherece Beyer. W—Manuma. L—Holt.

Leading hitters—Camp: Randi Schoening 2-5, 3b; Manuma 2 RBI, HR; Gerika Pantohan 3sb.


Kapolei 3, No. 3 Campbell 1

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Kahana Higa and Beyer. Manuma and Kim. W—Higa. L—Manuma.

Leading hittersCamp: Manuma 2-4. Kapo: Beyer RBI, 2b; Tehani Kaaihue RBI.



McKinley 16, Anuenue 6, 5 inn.

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Nalani Kamano and Wewehi Ganeau. Rachel Ragus, Kylie Sato (1) and Amanda Sakagawa. W—Sato. L—Kamano.

Leading hittersAnue: Kala Lewis 3-3, Lilia McKeague-Salgodo 2-3. McK: Amanda Sakagawa 3-5, 4 runs; Trinity Cristobal 2-4, 2b; Richael Carey 2b; Yoon Ryu 2b.


McKinley 12, Anuenue 5

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Rachel Ragus and Amanda Sakagawa. Kala Lewis and Lilia McKeague-Salgodo. W—Ragus. L—Lewis.

Leading hittersMcK: Amanda Sakawaga 4-5, HR; Trinity Cristobal 2-5, HR. Anue: Lewis 2-4, 2b, HR; Nalani Kamano 2-4, 2b.


Kaiser 5, Kalani 2

At Aina Hina Community Park

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Kayla Alcoran and Chelsy Okuma. Rayme Awaya and Kristi Belshe. W—Alcoran. L—Awaya.

Leading hittersKais: Okuma 2-4; Krysta Yasui 2-4, HR; Alcoran 2b; Amy Austin 2-4.


Kaiser 11, Kalani 1

At Aina Hina Community Park

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Alcoran and Okuma. Jade Teruya and Belshe. W—Alcoran. L—Teruya.

Leading hittersKais: Okuma HR, 2RBIs; Yasui 3b; Austin 3-4; Caliann Fukuda 2-3, HR; Bailey Miller 2-3, 3b; Chelsey Lima 2-3. Kaln: Awaya 2-3, 2b; Belshe 3-3, HR.