Carlos pitches a gem


POSTED: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

When it comes to the green Mid-Pacific Owls, a keiki shall lead them.

Freshman Lindsey “;Keiki”; Carlos struck out 16 in a no-hit shutout against Hilo yesterday in the opening round of the DataHouse/HHSAA State Softball Championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Mid-Pacific, the Interscholastic League of Honolulu runner-up, faces third-seeded Baldwin (13-0) in today's quarterfinal round.

“;We saw them play in preseason against Punahou,”; MPI coach William Quinn said. “;They've got everybody back from last year. They're tough.”;

Carlos said she's ready to go again if called, especially with the first-game butterflies out of the way.

“;We mixed it up here and there, mostly fastballs,”; she said. “;Today was exciting and different.”;

Shortstop Kristin Yama (3-for-4, three RBIs) and third baseman Kacy Aoki (3-for-3) sparked a 15-hit attack for Mid-Pac (11-4).

It was a 1-0 game entering the sixth inning, though Carlos dominated from the start, whiffing the first 10 Vikings she faced. That was good news for a nervous MPI squad; three starters are freshmen and the entire roster has just two seniors.

The Owls' nerves were real. They committed five errors out of only seven balls put in play. Quinn was thankful, though, that his team advanced to the quarterfinals.

“;Everybody was nervous, us and Hilo. Hilo made a lot of good plays out there,”; he said, referring to Vikings' left fielder

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Lindsey Carlos and Kaydi Kochi. Scottlyn Wong, Ashlyn Kaneshiro (5), Tiffany Hoota (7) and Kadilyn Pulgados. W—Carlos. L—Wong.

Leading hittersMPI: Corrie Morishige 2-4, 2b, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kristin Yama 3-4, 2b, run, 3 RBIs; Kaydi Kochi 2-4, 2b; Desiree Dung 1-3, run, RBI; Courtney Niino 2-4, 2 runs.

Mililani 4, Campbell 2

The Trojans rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Sabers.

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Kishti Kamaka and Rebecca Lee. Katie Manuma and Jacelyn Kim. W—Kamaka. L—Manuma.

Leading hittersMil: Courtney Senas 2-3, 2 2bs, run. Camp: Brianna Fujiyama 2 runs; Brittney Garcia 1-2, RBI; Randi Schoening 2-3, RBI.

Kapolei 12, Kamehameha-Maui 0, 5 inn.

Tehani Kaaihue went 2-for-4 with a home run and drove in four runs as the Hurricanes shut out the Warriors in five innings.

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Shavanna Santiago and Lauren Asato, Cherece Beyer (1), Aimee Aipa (5). Kierston Perry and Brieane Gomes. W—Santiago. L—Perry.

Leading hittersKapo: Tehani Kaaihue 2-4, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 runs; Dorian Acierto 3-4; Ai. Aipa 2-3, 2b, 2 runs; Alyssa Aipa HR.

Castle 4, Sacred Hearts 2

Joslyn Eugenio's double to center field drove in two runs and Sydney Vegas drove in another run in the fifth inning to lead the Lancers over the Knights.

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Chandelle Dacosin, Maycee Moe (4) and Brooke-Lee Kaululaau. Joslyn Eugenio and Keicha Brunn. W—Eugenio. L—Dacosin.

Leading hittersCas: Leisha Liilii 2-4, 2 RBIs; Brittney Lane 2-4; Kalena Lessary 2-3. SH: Raecha-A. Kauahikaua 1-3, run; Eugenio 3-3, 2 2bs, 2 RBIs; Meleina Fraga 1-3, run; Sydney Vegas 1-3, 2b, RBI; Sara Souza 1-3, RBI.

Division II

Kaiser 7, Konawaena 2

The Cougars rapped out 10 hits to turn back the Wildcats.

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Kayla Alcoran and Chelsy Okuma. Chelsey Shimamoto and Iisha Cho. W—Alcoran. L—Shimamoto.

Leading hittersKais: Alcoran 2 runs; Okuma 2-3, 2 2bs, 2 runs; Jessie Hathawy 2-4; Caliann Fukuda 2 runs; Tina Morales 2-4. Kona: Cho 2-3.

Kalaheo 3, Pahoa 0

The Mustangs blanked the Daggers to advance to today's quarterfinal against top-seeded Kauai.

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Tumama'o Enos and Val Sorcy. Caira Pires and Jerica Olson. W—Pires. L—Enos.

Leading hittersPahoa: Whitney Hirano 2b.

Aiea 6, Hana 2

Rayna Strom-Okimoto smacked a homer and earned the win to lead Na Alii past the Dragons into the quarterfinals. Aiea plays Waialua, the No. 2 seed, tonight.

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Jy-Len Hoopai and Kameaiomakamae Smith. Rayna Strom-Okimoto and Ashlei Liilii. W—Strom-Okimoto. L—Hoopai.

Leading hittersHana: Alohilani Kapoi 2-4; Miracle Helekahi 2-3. Aiea: Piilani Boner Lee 2-3, 2 runs, RBI; Strom-Okimoto 2-4, 3b, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.

Waimea 11, Kalani 6

The Menehunes outslugged the Falcons to move into the quarterfinals.

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Jade Teruya, Rayme Awaya (4) and Jamie Higa. Michelle Koerte and Taylor Ephan. W—Koerte. L—Teruya.

Leading hittersKaln: Awaya 3-4; Chelsea Yamamoto 2-4; Kristiann Endow 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs; Hikaru Kumagai 2-4, 2 RBIs; Kulia Wann 2b. Waim: MarieBeth Watanabe 2 RBIs; Krysta Kali 3b, 2 runs; Taylor Ephan 2-3, HR, 2 RBIs; 2 runs; Tanisha Defabian 2b, 2 RBIs; Fiare Moe 2 runs.