St. Louis scored five runs on just two hits - a double by Jandin Thornton-Murray and single by Jeremy Yoro - in the first inning and went on to beat Punahou, 13-6, in Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball yesterday at Ala Wai Field.
St. Louis cruises
The Crusaders (7-3) cashed in on three of Punahou's five errors and two walks to get the early jump on the Buffanblu (3-7).
St. Louis 500 123 2-13 11 1 Punahou 000 132 0- 6 9 5Isaac Harbuttle, Jovaustin Murray-Thornton (5), Sean Paiva (5), Chad Santos (6) and Joe Cabansag; Josh Cardwell, Larry Burgess (4), Kai Austin (6) and Chad Sakumoto. W-Harbuttle. L-Cardwell.
Leading hitters-StL: Milton Grado, 2-3, 2 2b; Gerald Welch, 2-4, 2 RBI; Sean Paiva, 3b, RBI; Jandin Thornton-Murray, 2b, RBI. Pun: Keola Ane, 2-3, RBI; Ryan Komagome, 2-3; Nick Torres, 2-4, 2b; Nick Seriya, 3b, 2 RBI.
MID-PACIFIC 13, UHBA 2At Mid-Pacific, Marc Nakasuji homered, doubled and drove in five runs as Mid-Pacific beat University High/Hawaii Baptist.
Mid Pacific 620 32-13 10 0 UHBA 002 00- 2 3 2Ricky Bauer, Nathan Kabei (5) and Jacob Flick, Brian Tanabe (5); Jarret Walters, Brent Yonimoto (2) and Kyle Abe. W--Bauer. L--Walters.
Leading hitters--MP: Garrett Kuwahara 2-2, Blake Sing Chow 2-4, RBI; Marc Nakasuji 2-3, 2b, HR, 5 RBI.
KAMEHAMEHA 11, DAMIEN 1At Joey DeSa Field, Kamehameha used four walks and six hits in the first inning to fuel a rout over Damien. Alika Kuraoka drove in two runners with a double into the right field gap to cap the seven run inning.
Damien 100 00- 1 3 1 Kamehameha 713 0x-11 11 0Matthew Higa, Ryan Lancaster (1), Jared Chun (3) and Ricky Yogi, Marshall Sebay (3); Kelii Correa, Kainoa Yoshida (4), Alika Minami (5) and Issac Boncaco. W-Correa. L-Higa.
Leading hitters-Kam: Bruce Simeona 2-2, Issac Boncaco 2-3, 2b; Paki Lum 1-1, 2 RBI, HR; Alika Kuraoka 2-2, 3 RBI, 2b, HR; Joshua Martin 2-2, 2 RBI, HR.
The scheduled Iolani-Maryknoll game was postponed and will be made up at a later date.