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Waipahu and Radford advance in OIA White baseball playoffs


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POSTED: Friday, April 24, 2009

Three Waipahu runners scored in the fifth inning on an error by Kahuku, and the host Marauders pulled away to a 7-2 win to advance to today's Oahu Interscholastic Association White Conference championship baseball game.

Triton Gante tossed a two-hitter, going the distance for Waipahu, which hosts Radford today for the White division title.

                                                                                                                                                           
Kahuku (9-3)0001100222
       
Waipahu (10-1)101032X742
       

Joe Nozawa and Brian Kukahiko. Triton Gante and Iggy MacKenzie. W—Gante. L—Nozawa.

Leading hitters—Kahuku: none. Waipahu: Sam Chee 2-3, 2b, 2 RBIs.

Radford 12, McKinley 10

Riley Moore doubled down the left-field line to drive in two runs to break a 9-9 tie in the seventh inning and lead the Rams over the Tigers.

                                                                                                                                                           
Radford (9-3)114300312114
       
McKinley (8-3)140202110126
       

B. Osborne and T. Evans. Kelson Ganeku, Kurtis Kometani (3) and Cody Reyes (4) and Cody Reyes, Ganeku (4). W—Osborne. L—Reyes.

Leading hitters—Radford: E. Espensnade 2-4; Joby Fontenot 2-4; R. Moore 1-4, 2b. McKinley: Jon Ho 4-5, 2 2bs; Ganeku 2-4, 2b, 2-run HR; Josh Chun 2-3, RBI.

OIA Red Playoffs

Kalani 5, Roosevelt 1

Kiel Odo doubled in Cal Sumida and Jake Massey to lead Kalani over Roosevelt 5-1 in the Red fifth-place bracket game yesterday at Kahala Park.

Devin Lee went the distance for Kalani, scattering three hits.

Kalani plays Mililani for fifth place at Kahala Park tomorrow.

At Kahala Park

                                                                                                                                                           
Roosevelt (4-10)0010000132
       
Kalani (9-6)20100205102
       

Rylan Ikehara, B. Kamau (5) and Tyler Paranada, Peter Rockholm. Devin Lee and Kiel Odo. W—Lee. L—Ikehara.

Leading hitters—Roos: Lowen Kaho'oilihala 1-3, 2b, run; Zach Hamasaki 1-3. Kaln: Jake Massey 2-3, 2 runs; Odo 2-4, 2b, run 3 RBIs; Gavin Okada 1-2, run; Matthew Murakami 2-3, RBI; Spencer Shiroma 1-3; Cal Sumida 1-1, run.

Mililani 8, Kaiser 6, 6 inn.

Chad Bolibol cranked a two-run home run to right-center field to spark a three-run first inning as the Trojans held off the host Cougars in a rain-shortened fifth-place bracket game.

Kaiser rallied for five runs on no hits in the fifth, but Mililani held on to advance.

                                                                                                                                           
Mililani (8-7)304100891
       
Kaiser (10-5)001050621
       

Mikey Asamura, Brent Dubuque (5), Travis Inouye (5), Kainoa Rallita (5) and Kacey Iyasato. Austin Ortega, Landan Tamanaha (1), Cal Tashiro (3) and Bryce Marcouiller. W—Asamura. L—Ortega.

Leading hitters—Mil: Joey Aquino HR; Chad Bolibol 2-3, HR; Travis Goto 2-2, 3b; Micah Yabas 2-3, 2b. Kais: Tashiro 2 runs; 2b; Marcouiller 2 RBIs.

OIA Red semifinals

The two OIA Red semifinals were rained out yesterday and will be played today at 3:30 p.m.

Host Pearl City held a 1-0 lead over Moanalua yesterday when the game was suspended in the second inning.

The Kailua-Campbell game never started yesterday due to wet grounds.