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Sunday, May 6, 2001


tips Iolani for ILH

Marcouiller's clutch hit
gives the Owls the win

>> Kailua wins big in OIA East
>> BIIF baseball roundup

By Jason Kaneshiro

Dane Marcouiller's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Mid-Pacific Owls a 4-3 win over Iolani for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball tournament championship last night at Aloha Stadium.

With the win, the Owls, who also won the ILH regular season crown, clinched the league's lone berth in the upcoming Hawaii High School Athletic Association state tournament.

Mid-Pacific thought it had earned the state tournament spot last month, but the revamped tournament format provided only one spot for the ILH, meaning the Owls would have to go through the league playoffs to reclaim their shot at the state title. And they did so by winning all four of their double-elimination tournament games.

"We've been waiting a long time for this," Marcouiller said. "They took it away from us once, but they couldn't deny us this time."

Like their battle for the state tournament berth, the Owls had to go the extra mile to win the tournament title game last night.

Leading 3-2 with two out in the top of the seventh inning, Mid-Pacific pitcher Ricky Bauer quickly hung two strikes on Iolani pinch hitter Reed Tanaka, but ended up walking him. Ikaika Goo followed with a pinch-hit single to left field. Aaron Ing then hit a grounder past first baseman Ryan Basco. MPI second baseman Isaac Omura picked up the ball and fired to the plate, but Travis Watanabe, running for Tanaka, slid under the tag of catcher Matt Inouye to score the tying run. Brad Takamori then grounded into a force out to end the threat.

Kyle Yanabu, who homered in the first inning, led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple down the first-base line. The Raiders then intentionally walked Matt Inouye and Kevin Kahn to load the bases. Omura popped out to left field for the first out. Marcouiller then drilled a shot to center field, over the drawn in outfield, to score Yanabu with the game winner.

"The kids handled adversity again, and I'm really happy for them," said Mid-Pacific coach Dunn Muramaru.

At Aloha Stadium

Iolani 110 000 1-- 3 4 1
Mid-Pacific 102 000 1-- 4 9 3

Travis McGaughy and Travis Mitsuda; Ricky Bauer and Matt Inouye. W -- Bauer. L -- McGaughy.

Leading hitters--Iolani: McGaughy, RBI. Mid-Pacific: Kyle Yanabu, 2-4, home run, triple; Isaac Omura double, RBI; Dane Marcouiller 3-4, double 2 RBIs.


Kailua wins big
in OIA East

Star-Bulletin staff

Surfrider pitcher Kawika Kekaula earned the win and helped himself by hitting a home run in the fifth inning to lead Kailua past Moanalua, 14-5.

Kekaula's blast highlighted an 18-hit Kailua attack. Jory Pearce drove in five runs.

At Moanalua H.S. field

Kailua (6-2) 311 252 0 -- 14 18 1
Moanalua (5-3) 002 030 0 -- 5 9 2

Kawika Kekaula, Kamaile Santos (6) and Cody Texeira-Vickery; Stephen Green, Nathan Mansberger (2), Joey Sierra (6) and Lorin Nakagawa. W--Kekaula. L--Green.

Leading hitters--Kailua: Jory Pearce, 3-4, double, 5 RBI; Kekaula, 3-5, double, home run, 4 RBI; Mike Cathcart 2-3, double, RBI; Travis Hayashida, 3-3, double, 2 RBI. Moanalua: James Strombach, 2-3, triple, RBI; Ric Fukushima, 3-3, double, RBI; Nakagawa, 2-4, RBI; Green, double, RBI.

Junior varsity: Kailua 16, Moanalua 10.

Kaiser 7, Kahuku 2:

David Chu legged out an inside-the-park home run to spark a three-run fifth inning for the Cougars.

Thomas Kam pitched a complete game for Kaiser, which remains in a virtual tie with Roosevelt for first place.

At Kaiser H.S. field

Kahuku (3-5) 110 000 0 -- 2 7 1
Kaiser (6-1-1) 120 301 x -- 7 10 2

Nelson Silva, Kyle Pao (5), Spencer Colburn (6) and Alex Ponciano; Thomas Kam and Nathan Ota, Chris Gallego (4). W--Kam. L--Silva.

Leading hitters--Kahuku: Silva 2-3, double. Kaiser: Rylen Yamamoto, 2-4, 2 stolen bases; David Chu, 2-3, double, home run, 3 RBI; Casey Fukuda, 3-3; Ian Matsuda 3 runs, 2 stolen bases.

Farrington 8, McKinley 5:

The Governors erupted for four runs in the fourth inning en route to picking up their first win of the season.

At McKinley H.S. Field

Farrington (1-7) 120 410 0 -- 8 11 3
McKinley (2-6) 000 103 1 -- 5 12 5

Paul-Alan Dela Cruz, Shaun Tabil (6) and Dennis Rodrigues; Ty Tokunaga and Kaipo Avilez. W--Dela Cruz. L--Tokunaga.

Leading hitters--Farrington: Micah Alexander 2-2, 3 RBI; Chris Nardo 2-3, 2 RBI; Tabil 2-4, 2 RBI. McKinley: Todd Miyasato 3-4; Kai Lopez 2-3, 2 RBI.OIA West

Campbell 3, Mililani 2:

The Sabers claimed sole posession of first place in the OIA West by ralliying past the Trojans for their third one-run victory in as many games.

Trailing 2-1, Campbell's Shaunsey Saito and Abe Lobetos led off the sixth inning with singles and were bunted ahead by William Tennent. Keahi Kapana singled in the tying run. The Sabers then executed a delayed steal to bring Lobetos home with the go-ahead run.

At Mililani H.S. field

Campbell (6-1) 100 002 0 -- 3 3 0
Mililani (6-2) 100 010 0 -- 2 4 1

Shaunsey Saito, Jensen Mata (5), Chad Bailey (7) and Ikaika Trinidad; Adam Inaba, Weston Kurisu (6) and Kurt Miyahira. W--Mata. L--Inaba.

Radford 8, Nanakuli 1:

The Rams' first four hitters of the game singled to spark a four-run rally and give pitcher Victor Mejia all the support he would need.

At Radford H.S. field

Nanakuli (1-6) 100 000 0 -- 1 6 3
Radford (2-5) 400 040 0 -- 8 11 2

Kaipo Bright, Asher Valenzueia (5) and Valenzueia, Bright (5); Victor Mejia and Richard Killen. W--Mejia. L--Bright.

Leading hitters--Nanakuli: Ikaika Asinsin, 2-3, double; Maka Vickers 2-3, double. Radford: Nick Sanderson, double, 2 RBI; Killen 2-3, 2 RBI.

Aiea 13, Waialua 0:

Calvin Kawai was the only Waialua player to reach base as Omar Tucker and Kevin Oishi combined to throw a near-perfect game (no walks, four strikeouts and one hit).

At Aiea Rec. Center

Aiea (5-2) 040 630 0 -- 13 8 0
Waialua (0-7) 000 000 0 -- 0 1 10

Omar Tucker, Kevin Oishi (4) and Justin Nii, Aaron Powell; Calvin Kawai, Charles Tantog (4) and Tantog, Keone Peiler. W--Tucker. L--Kawai.

Leading hitters--Aiea: Casey Onaga 2-4; Ricky Takushi 2-4.


St. Joseph 11, Honokaa 0:

Tyson Usui pitched a five-inning TKO no-hitter as the Cardinals blanked the Dragons yesterday.

Usui, who struck out eight, walked Joshua Hart in the fourth to miss his bid for a perfect game, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

At Wong Stadium

Honokaa (1-6)
000 00 -- 0 0 3
St. Joseph (6-2)
063 2x -- 11 11 0

WP--Tyson Usui. LP--Dexter Alpiche.

Leading hitters--St. Joseph: Aaron Carvalho 2-3; Ronnie Carvalho 2-3, 3 RBIs; Conrad Madrona 2-2, 2 RBIs.

Kealakehe 11, Pahoa 5:

Chaun Heu had a perfect day, batting 3 for 3 with three RBIs to lead the Waveriders over the host Daggers.

Kealakehe (5-3) 113 231 0 -- 11 12 1
Pahoa (2-5) 000 200 3 -- 5 7 3

WP--Sean Sharpe. LP--Tyler Borge.

Leading hitters--Kealakehe: Ganesh Lange 2-3; Jaime Masukawa 2-4; Chaun Heu 3-3, 3 RBIs; Jake Vancil 2-4; Jarrett Kahanu 2 RBIs. Pahoa: Eric Bihag 2-3; Greg Lucas 2 RBIs.

Hilo 9, Kohala 1:

Davin Feary pulled double duty, earning the victory on the mound and batting 4 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Vikings over the Cowboys.

Hilo (5-2) 602 010 0 -- 9 15 0
Kohala (3-4) 000 010 0 -- 1 4 0

WP-- Davin Feary. LP-- Elliot Naito.

Leading hitters--Hilo: Daven Flores 2-3; Jeremy Kaaukai 2-4; Davin Feary 4-4, 3 RBIs; Brandon Moke 2-4; Mark Nishimura 2-3. Kohala: Beau Cazimero 2-4.

Konawaena 10, Ka'u 0:

Jonathan Kusano pitched a two-hit, five-inning shutout to lead the Wildcats over the Trojans.

Konawaena (4-2) 342 01 -- 10 12 2
Ka‘u (1-7) 000 00 -- 0 0 2

WP--Jonathan Kusano. LP--Bronson Avenue. Leading hitters--Konawaena: Travis Shiraishi 3-4, 2 RBIs; Kellen Iwane 2-run homer, 3 RBIs; Cody Maeda 2-3, 4 RBIs.

Waiakea 12, Hawaii Prep 0:

Daniel Leite and Warren Shikuma combined on a four-hit shutout to lead the Warriors (7-0) over the Ka Makani (2-5). No other details were available at press time.

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