rolls to hold on
to share of first place

Sheer power beats scrappiness more often than not, and that's why Kamehameha rolled past Saint Louis 15-0 last night in a first-place Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball showdown.

The defending league and state champion Warriors (6-1) remained in a first-place tie with Mid-Pacific, while the Crusaders (5-2) fell a game back.

Kamehameha first baseman A.J. Satele was a major factor in the game's early finish after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Satele sent a Marc Nobriga pitch over the left-field fence for a first-inning grand slam and a 6-0 lead.

"I got one of his curves," Satele said after the game. "Marc is a good pitcher. I played against him in the summer and feel pretty comfortable facing him. We were really looking forward to this game and we've been really cracking that ball."

Satele added a two-run double down the left-field line in the Warriors' five-run fourth for a 12-0 lead. He also scored four runs and finished with seven RBIs. The Warriors belted 13 hits against three Crusaders pitchers and took advantage of six Saint Louis errors.

"Kamehameha is the defending state champion and they deserve that respect," Saint Louis coach Scot Paiva said. "It's theirs until someone takes it away from them. This was a big game and they came to play; they played fantastic."

Hiding, but not completely lost in the hit parade, was Warriors lefty David Parrow, who tossed a complete-game one-hitter. Parrow finished with five strikeouts, and fanned the side in the fifth.

"Early this season, we struggled with our bats," Kamehameha coach Vern Ramie said. "Game by game, we've gotten a little better at-bats. We were fortunate to jump out early. That's a good Saint Louis club that didn't play up to its potential."

Ala Wai Field
Kamehameha (6-1)
601 53 -- 15 13 0
Saint Louis (5-2)
000 00 -- 0 1 6

David Parrow and Stuart Kam; Marc Nobriga, Ryan Sasaki (4), Gavin Ching (5) and Jowen Murray-Thornton.
Leading hitters--Kam: Travis Young 3b; Dayne Ogawa 2-3, 2 runs, RBI; Nick Freitas 2-4, two runs, 2b; A.J. Satele 2-3, grand slam, 2b, 4 runs, 7 RBIs; Spenser McCready 3 runs; Stuart Kam 2-4, 2b, 2 RBIs.

Pac-Five 9, Maryknoll 9, 9 inn.
In a back-and-forth slugfest, the Spartans' Brett Ikei hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to secure the tie that neither team wanted.
The game ended after nine innings at about 6:50 p.m. by ILH officials. They cited a rule that no inning can start after 6:15 during an afternoon game at Ala Wai. They didn't give a reason as to why the game wasn't called sooner.
The rule is in place to ensure that night games (usually 6:30 p.m. start time) can finish before the lights go off at 9:35 p.m.
Both coaches -- Maryknoll's Duane Eldredge and Pac-Five's Todd Koishigawa -- argued the ruling, to no avail.
"It's funny, because I don't think people realize how important this game is to the kids on both teams," Eldredge said. "We were fighting for our first win."
At Ala Wai Field
Pac-Five (1-4-1) 012 005 100 -- 9 9 3
Maryknoll (0-5-1) 013 030 200 -- 9 12 2

Tyler Inouye, Paul Nishimura (4), Owen Simmons (9) and Aaron Chilcote and Shane Osaki (4); Peter Kirst, Nick Holmberg (6), Hiroshi Kuroda (8) and Brian Tabata.
Leading hitters--P5: Simmons 2b; Ronel Trias 2-4; Cheyne Abbey-Chong 2-5. Mryk: Brennan Young 2b, 3b; Tabata 3b; Reid Nakamura 3-4, 2 3bs; Kirst 3-3, 3b, 2 RBIs; Brett Ikei 3b, 2 RBIs.

Mid-Pacific 6, Damien 0
Jayson Kramer held Damien to two hits over seven innings and struck out seven to lead the Owls in a shutout of the Monarchs.
At Mid-Pacific Field
Damien (2-4) 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2
Mid-Pacific (6-1) 130 020 x -- 6 7 2

Robert Cuizon and Nick Zieser, Brandon Baguio (5); Jayson Kramer and Kip Masuda. W--Kramer. L--Cuizon.
Leading hitters--Dam: Ranson DeCosta, 3b. MPI: Chris Goya, 2-2, 2 RBIs.

Iolani 4, Punahou 2
The Raiders scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on four hits, a walk and an error to beat the Buffanblu.
At Iolani
Punahou (4-3) 002 000 0 -- 2 3 3
Iolani (2-5) 001 030 x -- 4 6 1

Shaun Kiriu and Robert Kurisu. Eric Muraoka, Christian Johnson (6), Wally Marciel (7) and Bert Mitsunaga. W--Muraoka. L--Kiriu. S--Marciel.
Leading hitters--Pun: Noah Phillips, 2b. Iol: Galen Komo, 2b; Travis Nishioka, 2b.


Junior varsity
Moanalua 24, Farrington 0

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