Prep Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, May 8, 1999

Rising to the challenge

By George F. Lee, Star-Bulletin
Punahou's Andrea Bork defends against Iolani's Becky Hong
during the Buffanblu's 9-5 victory in Interscholastic League
of Honolulu water polo action yesterday.


Waipahu, Pearl City
in title game

Star-Bulletin staff

West rivals Waipahu and Pearl City both won their semifinal games yesterday at Hans L'Orange Park and will meet for the Oahu Interscholastic Association Baseball Tournament title at 6 p.m. tonight.

Today's play at Hans L'Orange began with the OIA junior varsity championship game. The top five varsity teams will advance to the state tournament, May 18-21, at Rainbow Stadium.


Jerome Williams took the mound in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and none out. He struck out the next three batters to save the game for Joseph Moananu and the Marauders.

The Trojans left 10 runners on base in the game and the Marauders only stranded two.

Mililani will face Kailua in the 3 p.m. third-place game.

Mililani	010 000 0-1 6 3
Waipahu		013 001 x-5 4 0
Eric Oshita, Wade Szemeitat (4) and Bryce Watanabe; Joseph Moananu, Jerome Williams (7) and Cedric Crisestomo. W-Moananu. L-Oshita. Sv-Williams.

Leading hitters-Mil: Bryce Watanabe 2-3, 2b. Waip: Jerome Williams 2 .; Andrew Asine 2 RBIs.


The Chargers used a two-run home run by Brandon Hookala in the third inning to blow open what had been a 4-4 game.

Pearl City scored six runs in the inning and Kenny Sato allowed only one more run the rest of the way. The Chargers have scored 36 runs in their three-game march through the playoffs.

The Surfriders were hurt by three errors.

Kailua		310 001- 5 10 3
Pearl City	226 212-15 14 1
Jory Pearce, Keahi Mau (3), Pomai Mokulehua (3) and Lopaka Burgess; Kenny Sato and Tyler Lee. W-Sato. L-Pearce.

Leading hitters-Kai: Travis Teshima 2-3, RBI; Justin Lui 1-2, RBI; Ryan Exstrom 2-3, RBI. PC: Tyler Lee 2-3, 4, RBI; Robin Miyataki 2-4, RBI; Brandon Hookala 1-3, 2 RBIs; Chad Yamamoto 3-4, 3b; Gavin Concepcion 2-4, 3 RBIs; Jeffrey Iwata 2-3, 2 RBIs.


The Knights kept their state tournament hopes alive when Justin Ikehara and Paul Kamau each drove in a pair of runs and Reid Santos threw a two-hitter.

Santos had eight strikeouts in eliminated the Rough Riders. Castle faces Aiea in today's fifth-place game.

Roosevelt	000 00- 0 2 4
Castle		604 0x-10 9 1
Brandon Tanabe, Allen Imamura (3) and Chad Kapanui; Reid Santos and Russell Kimura, Thad Wai (5). W-Santos. L-Tanabe.

Leading hitters-Cas: Boyd Taniguchi 2-3; Justin Ikehara 2-2, HR, 2 RBIs; Reid Santos 2-2; Paul Kamau 2-2, 2 RBIs.


Paul Yoshida singled home the winning run in the top of the seventh and Na Alii eliminated the Cougars.

With the score tied at 9-9, Derek Kawakami led off the seventh with a triple and scored on Yoshida's third hit of the game. Aiea reliever Adrien Williams retired the side in the bottom of the inning to earn the win.

Aiea		004 041 1-10  8 0
Kaiser		200 331 0- 9 14 1
Kyle Correa, Adrien Williams (6) and Kirk Powell; Derek Yonamine, Travis Sato (6), Landon Amoy (7) and Landon Amoy, John Kugisaki (7). W-Williams. L-Amoy.

Leading hitters-Kais: Jesse Yoshino 3-5, 2 RBsI; Kaulana Kaapana 4-4, 2 2b, RBI; Ross Furuhashi 2b, 2 RBIs; Blake Sato 2-4, RBI. Aiea: Derek Akimoto 2-3, ., RBI; Paul Yoshida 3-4, RBI; Reid Shimogawa 2-3, RBI; Derek Kawakahi 2b.

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