Kailua earns bye in OIA playoffs


POSTED: Sunday, April 19, 2009

They don't win pretty.

The Kailua Surfriders just win in the clutch, as they did yesterday in scratching out a doubleheader split with Moanalua at Na Menehune's field. After losing the opener 4-3, Kailua rallied with three runs to tie the second game in the sixth inning before Alika Ramseyer-Ho belted an opposite-field two-run homer in the seventh to give the Surfriders an 8-6 win.

That also gave Kailua the edge in a three-way tie atop the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East baseball standings. Though Kailua, Moanalua and Kaiser all share 9-3 conference records, head-to-head play gives Kailua first place and a top seed in the playoffs. Kailua swept Kaiser earlier in the season, while Moanalua split with Kaiser.

“;We were lucky at the end,”; Kailua coach Corey Ishigo said. “;It's not easy to do, coming back against Moanalua. They don't make too many mistakes. Our guys never gave up.”;

Moanalua benefited by winning the opener with Kailua and secured second place. Kaiser gets the East's third seed. Moanalua athletic director Joel Kawachi confirmed the tiebreaker scenario after talking with league baseball coordinator Glenn Nitta.

The top two teams in the East get first-round byes in the playoffs, which begin on Tuesday.

“;Getting the bye is the key,”; Moanalua coach Scott Yamada said.

A sweep over Kailua would have given Moanalua outright first place in the Red East. It wasn't to be on a scorching-hot afternoon at Moanalua's manicured diamond.

Ramseyer-Ho, a sophomore, took the loss on the mound the first game but had plenty left in the tank for the second. In addition to his game-winning homer, he pitched two innings in relief for the win. Ramseyer-Ho fanned two, walked one and didn't allow a hit while Kailua rallied from a 6-3 deficit.

Kailua's hitters had moderate success against Moanalua's 6-4 side-armer, Dae Yang Kim, and southpaw Todd Takabuki.

Against relievers Jordan DePonte and Jacob Fukuyama, the visitors got hot. Tyson Lono's groundout with the bases loaded cut Moanalua's lead to 6-4 and Jared Iha followed with a two-out line drive to left, scoring Jared Matsumoto and Elia Lono to tie the contest.

In the seventh, Ryan McMonigle singled before Ramseyer-Ho connected with a hanging curveball from Fukuyama and sent it over the right-field fence roughly 340 feet away for Kailua—home team in the second game—to end it.

“;I was kind of hoping it was going out,”; Ramseyer-Ho said of the slicing drive.

Ishigo counted heavily on starting pitcher Bryson Gauthe, a senior who allowed four earned runs over five innings.

“;He did pretty good. He kept us in the game,”; Ishigo said. “;He's a bulldog.”;

Kailua (11-18) entered the weekend ranked No. 5 in the Star-Bulletin Baseball Top 10. Moanalua (17-12) is No. 9. Moanalua is now in the same playoff bracket with the state's No. 1 team, Pearl City, winner of the Red West.































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Jared Matsumoto, Reyn Matsuki (3), Ramseyer-Ho (4) and Kale Sumner. Zachary Manago, Jacob Fukuyama (6) and Chris Liu-Saguid. W—Manago. L—Ramseyer-Ho. Sv—Fukuyama.

Leading hitters—Kailua: Elia Lono 2-3. Moanalua: Liu-Saguid 2-3, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Daniel Sugihara 3-3, 2b, RBI.



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Dae Yang Kim, Todd Takabuki (4), Jordan DePonte (6), Jacob Fukuyama (6) and Jordan Paulachak. Bryson Gauthe, Alika Ramseyer-Ho (6) and Kale Sumner. W—Ramseyer-Ho. L—Fukuyama.
Leading hitters—Moanalua: Timothy Arakawa 2-4, HR; Chris Liu-Saguid 1-3, 2 RBIs; Paulachak 1-3, 2 RBIs; Landon Yoshikawa 2-3, 2b. Kailua: Jared Iha 1-4, 2 RBIs; Reyn Matsuki 1-4, HR; Ryan McMonigle 3-3, 3 runs; Ramseyer-Ho 2-2, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs.


Castle splits with Roosevelt

The Knights picked up a 3-2 win in Game 1 before the Rough Riders prevailed 3-1 in the second contest.

Castle's Seamus Yoneshige led the Knights in the first game with seven strikeouts in as many innings.


Castle 3, Roosevelt 2

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Rylan Ikehara, Billy Kamau (6), and Cameron Fuchigami. Seamus Yoneshige and Bryson Luke. W—Yoneshige. L—Ikehara.
Leading hittersRoos: Tyler Paranada 2-3. Cast: Chad Takaba 2-3.


Roosevelt 3, Castle 1

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Keola Jarrett, Nick Areta (3), and Justice Salas, Bryson Luke (6). Peter Rockholm and Tyler Paranada. W—Rockholm. L—Areta.
Leading hittersCast: Keola Jarret HR; Salas 2-3. Roos: Lowen Kahooilihala 2-3.



Pearl City sweeps Kapolei

The top-ranked Chargers used a combined eight pitchers over two games to defeat the Hurricanes 11-3 and 5-0.

Pearl City's Jordan Oshiro led the Chargers in game one, hitting 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs.


No. 1 Pearl City 11, Kapolei 3

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Micah Nakasone, Kawika Pruett (5), Isaac Shim (6), Chace Numata (7) and Carlton Tanabe. Cristian Nazareno, Jarin Katooka (4), Mycah Kincaid (5) and Brandon Damis, William Leskovec (5). W—Nakasone. L—Nazareno.
Leading hittersPC: Jordan Oshiro 3-5, 2b, HR, 5 RBIs, 3 runs; Tanabe 3b, RBI; Micah Turell 3b; Terry Ryan 2b. Kapo: Trey Kamachi 2b.


No. 1 Pearl City 5, Kapolei 0

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Carlos Rodriguez, Michael Filio (4) and Brandon Damis, William Leskovic (5). Edwin Izumigawa, Jordan Schweitzer (5), Royce Murai (6), Austin Bali (7) and Carlton Tanabe. W—Izumigawa. L—Rodriguez.
Leading hittersKapo: none. PC: Bronson Oda 2 runs; Kyle Kobayashi 2 runs.


Mililani sweeps Waianae

The Trojans' bats started off hot with a four-run first inning, then finished strong with a three-run sixth to edge the Seariders 8-7 in Game 1.

Mililani's offense remained hot in the nightcap, outscoring Waianae 13-9.


Mililani 8, Waianae 7

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Jobe Cabral and Dillon Cadirao. Pacolba and J. Matsukawa. W—Pacolba. L—Cabral.
Leading hittersWain: Kalei Hensley 3-4, 2b; Max Holloway 3-4, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Cadirao 2-4. Mil: Jordan Queja 2-4; Aquino 3-4, HR.

Mililani (6-5) 13, Waianae (2-8) 9



Kaiser 11, Kalani 8

Cal Tashiro and starting pitcher Brandon Toriki had two RBIs apiece to lead the Cougars past the Falcons.


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Brandon Toriki, Landan Tamanaha (4), Cal Tashiro (5), Kekoa Torres (7) and Bryce Marcouiller. Devin Lee, Takaya Fukui (4), Gavin Okada (5), Jordan Wong (6) and Kiel Ono. W—Tashiro. L—Okada.
Leading hittersKais: Tashiro 2-4, 2 RBIs; Marcouiller 2-3, RBI; Toriki 2 RBIs. Kaln: Jake Massey 3-4; Wataru Noguchi 2-4, HR, 3 RBIs; Sean Nii 3b.


Leilehua, Aiea split

In game one, Kenan Sadanada had two RBIs to lead the Mules past Na Alii.

In the second, winning pitcher Kamalu Kamoku hit 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs to lead Aiea over Leilehua.


Leilehua 9, Aiea 5

At Fred Wright Park

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Cedric Kojima, Shane Okubo (4) and Jay Nakamura. Desmond Ontai, Larry Paas (5) and Aaron Higa, Ontai (5). W—Ontai. L—Kojima.
Leading hittersAiea: Brennan Alejo 2-3, 2b, 2 runs; Nakamura 2-4, 2 2bs, 2 RBIs. Lei: Jake Baptista 2b, 3 runs; Kenan Sadanaga 2-4, 2 RBIs; Ontai 2-4, 2 2bs; Wayne Pacheco 2 runs.


Aiea 8, Leilehua 4

At Fred Wright Park

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Kenan Sadanaga, Sean McCaulley (5), Larry Paas (6) and Desmond Ontai. Kamalu Kamoku, Travis Uyeda (5), Brennan Alejo (6) and Jay Nakamura. W—Kamoku. L—Sadanaga.
Leading hittersLei: Bronson Smithe 2 RBIs; Cyrus Ah Quin 2b. Aiea: Kamoku 3-4, 3b, 3 RBIs.



Roosevelt 6, Farrington 2

At Stevenson Middle School field

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Felicia Tui and Kinciana Ngiralmau. Lianna Bajarin and Lindsay Takekawa. W—Bajarin. L—Tui.
Leading hittersFar: Seana Kaatu-Naopulou 2-3. Roos: Kamalei Pitoy 2-3, RBI; Takekawa 2-3, 3b.



Roosevelt 14, Farrington 1, 5 innings

At Stevenson Middle School field

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Lianna Bajarin and Lindsay Takekawa. Kinciana Ngiralmau, Felicia Tui (2), and Seana Kaatu-Naopulou (3), Ngiralmau. W—Bajarin. L—Ngiralmau.
Leading hittersRoos: Charisse Tanabe 4-5, 2b, 3 RBIs; Bajarin 3-3, 2b, RBI; Hayley Luke 3-4, 3b, 4 RBIs. Far: Tui 2-2.


Kailua 11, Kahuku 1

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Shelby Lono and Johnna-Lynn Pedro, Kiana Vierra (3). Brooke Beatty, Kelee Phelps (1) and Brenda Capillan. W—Lono. L—Beatty.
Leading hittersKail: Lono 2b, 3 RBIs; Sola Williams HR, 3 RBIs; Ehu Naki 2-2, RBI. Kah: Kylee Dicion-Leong 2b, RBI.


Kailua 12, Kahuku 1

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Kelee Phelps and Qiana Hefferman. Jaelleen Johnson and Johnna-Lynn Pedro, Kiana Vierra (4). W—Johnson. L—Phelps.
Leading hittersKah: Brooke Beatty 2-2, RBI. Kail: Tawny Kiko 2-2, 2 2bs, 2 RBIs; Vierra 2-2, 2b, RBI; Tanilei Pinto 2-2, 2 RBIs; Pedro 2b, 2 RBIs.



Mo. 1 Mililani 12, Waianae 3

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Kyree Naiwi and Kamalani Ekau. Kylee Rodrigues and Rebecca Lee. W—Rodrigues. L—Naiwi.
Leading hittersWain: Naiwiw 2b. Mil: Lee 3-4, 2b; Kishti Kamaka 2-4, 2b; Jamie Robinson 2-4, 3b; Rodrigues 2-4; Caitlin Basilio 2-3.


No. 1 Mililani 10, Waianae 0

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Kishti Kamaka, Tiari Jay Fernandez (5) and Lee. Samantha Kuakini, Cheani Manuel (5) and Ekau. W—Kamaka. L—Kuakini.
Leading hittersMil: Kristi Oshiro 3-5; Lee 2-3; Courtney Senas 3b, 2 RBIs; Jamie Aiwohi 2-3. Wain: Jasmine Sarini 2-3; Manuel 2-3, 2b.


Kapolei 8, Pearl City 6

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Courtney Ahlo and Maya Nagata. Kahana Higa, Shavanna Holt-Santiago (1) and Cherece Beyer. W—Holt-Santiago. L—Ahlo.
Leading hittersPC: Paige Daida 2-4. Kapo: Tehani Kaaihue 2-3, HR; Beyer 2-4, HR.


Kapolei 2, Pearl City 0

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Shavanna Holt-Santiago and Cherece Beyer. Courtney Ahlo and Maya Nagata. W—Holt-Santiago. L—Ahlo.
Leading hittersKapo: Beyer HR; Kai Clark 2-3; Brittni Crabbe 2-3. PC: Rachael Anoina 2-2.



McKinley 3, Kalaheo 2

At Aikahi Park

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Rachel Ragus and Amanda Sakagawa. Caira Pires and Jerica Olson. W—Ragus. L—Pires.
Leading hittersMcK: Triniti Cristobal 2b; Alyssa Barroga 2b. Kalh: Kawai Almeida 2-3, 2b; Sarah Fitzherbert 2b; Olson 2b; Erica Segura 2b.


Kalaheo 10, McKinley 5

At Aikahi Park

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Sarah Fitzherbert and Jerica Olson. Rachel Ragus and Amanda Sakagawa. W—Fitzherbert. L—Ragus.
Leading hittersKalh: Noelani Maglinti 4-4, 2b; Fitzherbert 3-5, 2b; Teone Farley-Mahoe 2-5; Tiffany Harada 2-4; Alisa Kala-Pasa 2b; Caira Pires HR, 3 RBIs. McK: Amanda Sakagawa 2-4, 2b; Kylie Sato 2-4, 2b; Ashlen Hanaoka 2-4, Trinity Cristobal 2b.


Waialua 10, Radford 1

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Erin Laurent and Leiandra Esclito. Marissa Keao and Gabby Maxwell. W—Keao. L—Laurent.
Leading hittersRad: Akalaina Bararlala 3-4; Samandra Sevao 2-4. Waia: Keao 2-4, HR; Alyssiah Hernandez 3-4, RBI; Maxwell 2-4; Chanelle Naki 3-3, RBI; Lehua Naki 2-4, Althia Dicion 3b.


Waialua 1, Radford 0

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Marissa Keao and Alyssiah Hernandez. Erin Laurent and Leiandra Esclito. W—Keao. L—Laurent.
Leading hittersRad: none. Waia: none.