Pearl City shows off its arms


POSTED: Sunday, March 22, 2009

The OIA's new baseball format has placed a greater premium on pitching depth.

So far, Pearl City appears well equipped for the change.

The Chargers have started six different pitchers in six OIA Red West games this season on their way to a perfect start to league play.

Pearl City got quality starts from Micah Nakasone and Edwin Izumigawa and gave their pitchers ample support at the plate in a doubleheader sweep of Waianae yesterday at the Chargers' field.

Nakasone allowed one hit and struck out four in 5 innings before a blister ended his outing in Pearl City's 10-2 win in the opener.

In the second game, Izumigawa posted five strikeouts, walked none and retired 10 batters in a row in the middle innings while protecting a 2-1 lead. The Chargers then broke the game open with a five-run outburst in the sixth inning in a 7-1 victory over the Seariders (0-4).

“;You just have to have arms,”; Pearl City coach Gary Nakamoto said of the Saturday doubleheaders that have become a regular feature of the OIA schedule this season.

“;If you have a hard day you're going to end up using two or three pitchers a game and if you don't have that many pitchers it's tough. I think everybody's in the same boat.”;

Pearl City claimed the top spot in last week's Star-Bulletin Top 10 poll with a strong start despite losing a deep senior class that led the Chargers to the OIA championship and a third-place finish in the state tournament.

The juniors who waited their turn last year have stepped into starting roles as seniors as the Chargers have scored 40 runs while giving up 11 so far.

Pearl City's two returning starters - third baseman Bryson Namba and catcher Carlton Tanabe - both had first-inning homers in yesterday's games and combined to drive in nine runs in the sweep.

Namba opened the scoring in the first game with a two-run single and Tanabe followed with a three-run homer to left field to give Pearl City a 5-0 lead before Waianae could record an out in the bottom of the first inning.

Namba hit a two-run blast to left in the first inning of the second game. Pearl City wouldn't score again until the sixth, when Tanabe laced a two-run opposite-field triple into the right-field corner and Chace Numata followed with a home run to left.

“;Usually he's just a line-drive hitter,”; Nakamoto said of the Chargers shortstop. “;But he got one over.”;

Waianae started two freshmen yesterday in Joby Cabral and left-hander Alan Ibanes, who kept the Seariders close until the five-run sixth. After the Seariders gave up 13 walks in the opener, Ibanes surrendered just three and gave up three hits through five innings.

“;I think they'll get some experience this year and it'll help them in the future,”; Waianae coach Kekoa Kaluhiokalani said.

“;We were in there and you turn around and they put four on the board real quick. It's a play here and there, a pitch here and there.”;




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Joby Cabral, Daniel Madrano (5), Cody Telles (6) and Joe Frederick. Michael Nakasone, Isaac Shim (6) and Carlton Tanabe, Royce Murai (5). W-Nakasone. L-Cabral.

Leading hitters-Waianae: Bronson Barboza 2-3, 3b; Kale Hensley 1-3, RBI. Pearl City: Bronson Oda 2-2, 2 RBIs; Bryson Namba 1-3, 2 RBIs; Tanabe 1-2, 3 RBIs, HR; Kory Nakamura 1-2, 2 RBIs, 3b.




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Edwin Izumigawa, Royce Murai (7) and Tanabe. Alan Ibanes, Ryan Tabangcum (6), Edgar Tajarillo (7) and Joe Frederick, Dillon Cadirao (7). W-Izumigawa. L-Ibanez.

Leading hitters-Pearl City: Jordan Oshiro 2-3, RBI; Namba 2-3, 2 RBIs, HR; Tanabe 2-4, 2 RBIs, 2b, 3b; Chace Numata 1-3, 2 RBIs, HR.

Campbell, Aiea split

The Sabers dropped the first game to Aiea 8-4 before rallying in the second, handily defeating Na Alii 12-2 in five innings.

A balanced scoring attack helped Aiea to the win in Game 1, but offense was hard to come by in the second game.

Campbell's Allyn Olivia-Respicio and Keanu Kapana combined for seven RBIs in Game 2, with Kapana picking up the win as well.




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Allyn Olivia-Respicio, Chad Kaalekahi (6) and Keanu Kapana. Shane Okubo, Chase Aquino (5), Travis Uyeda (6) and Jay Nakamura. W-Aquino. L-Olivia-Respicio.

Leading hitters-Camp: Michael Memea 2-4, 2 2b, 2 RBIs; Keanu Kapana 2b. Aiea: Cedric Kojima 2-4; Kamalu Kamoku 2-4.




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Kamoku, Uyeda (3), Kevin Shibata (4) and Nakamura. Kapana and Kaalekahi. W-Kapana. L-Kamoku.

Leading hitters-Aiea: Kainoa Ansing-Kaahanui 1-2, 2b; Kamoku 2-2, 2b. Camp: Olivia-Respicio 2-4, HR, 4 RBIs; Kapana 2-3, 2 2b, 3 RBIs.

OIA Red East

No. 7 Kailua, No. 9 Kalani split

Kiel Odo doubled to drive in three runs in the bottom of the third inning, and the Falcons held off the Surfriders, 5-4, to salvage a split of the doubleheader.

In the first game, Reyn Matsuki's 3-run home run highlighted an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the second inning as Kailua blasted Kalani 11-0.




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Dylan Von Wiegandt, Gavin Okada (2) and Kiel Odo. Jared Matsumoto, Ethan Mahaulu (5), Michael Thomas (5) and Kale Sumner. W-Matsumoto. L-Von Wiegandt.

Leading hitters-Kalani: Cal Sumida 1-2, Sean Nii 1-1. Kailua: Jared Iha 2-3, 3b, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Reyn Matsuki 1-3, HR, 3 RBIs, Ryan McMonigle 2-3, run; Elia Lono 1-3, run, 2 RBIs.




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Ryan McMonigle, Alika Ramseyer-Ho (5) and Alan Baldwin. Dillon Matsuda and Kiel Odo. W-Matsuda. L-Ramseyer-Ho.

Leading hitters-Kailua: Kale Sumner 1-2, HR, 3 RBIs, Alan Baldwin 1-3, 2b, run. Kalani: Kiel Odo 2-3, 2b, run, 4 RBIs, Jordan Wong 1-2, run, 2b, RBI.

Kaiser sweeps Kalaheo

The Cougars shut out the Mustangs in both games of a doubleheader, winning 12-0 in the first and 18-0 in the second.

Zach Wong picked up the win in Game 1, throwing a no-hitter and five strikeouts.

In the second outing, Kaiser's Brian Arita led the way, hitting 4-for-4 with four RBIs, a double, a triple and three runs. Wong and Shane Tsutahara also finished with three runs.




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Zach Wong and Bryce Marcouiller. Richard Preza Haynes, Aaron Fernandez (4) and Lawaika Bator. W-Wong . L-Preza Haynes.

Leading hitters-Kais: Cal Tashiro 2b, 3 runs; Jaymes Kawashima 2-4, 3 runs; Joe Honma 3-4, 3 RBIs, 2b; Wong 2-3.




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Patrick Cruz, Micah Livingston (3), Frank Ormonde (4), Eli Davidann (4) and Lawaika Bator. Kekoa Torres, Brandon Toriki (5) and Bryce Marcouiller. W-Torres . L-Cruz.

Leading hitters-Kalh: Davidann 2b; Colby Lee 2b. Kais: Cal Tashiro 2 RBIs; Marcouiller 2b; Wong 2-2, 3b, 3 runs; Shane Tsutahara 2-2, 2b, 3 runs; Brian Arita 4-4, 4 RBIs, 3 runs, 3b, 2b; Landon Tamanaha 2-3, 3b, 3 RBIs.

Moanalua, Castle split

After losing 8-1 in the first game, the Knights rebounded to beat the Menehune 5-3 in Game 2.

Moanalua's Zachary Manago and Todd Takabuki combined to hold the Knights to three hits in the first game.

In Game 2, Seamus Yoneshige hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth to break a tie and carry Castle past Moanalua.




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Moanalua (2-1)0140030-870



Seamus Yoneshige and Robert Fram. Zachary Manago, Todd Takabuki (7) and Chris Liu-Saguid. W-Todd. L-Yoneshige.

Leading hitters-Cast: Jarrett Keola 1-3, HR. Moan: Miles Higa 1-2, 2b, Liu-Saguid 1-1, 2b, RBI, Michael Egami 2-3, RBI.




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Dae Yang Kim, Jordan Duponte (6) and Jordan Paulachak. Keola Jarrett and Justin Kaawai. W-Jarrett. L-Kim.

Leading hitters-Moan: Miles Higa 2-3; Jacob Fukuyama 2-3. Cast: Yoneshige 3b, 2 RBIs; Kaawai 2-3.

OIA White

Waipahu sweeps Waialua

Triton Gante cranked a three-run home run and struck out seven to lead the host Marauders over the Bulldogs in the first game 11-1.

In the second game, Sam Chee and Jonathan Casamina each hit triples and Waipahu sent 11 men to the plate in the third inning to blast Waialua 16-1 in five innings.

The Marauders' Drake Yoshioka struck out 10 and scattered four hits to notch the win.




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Justin Tantog and Christian Whittaker. Triton Gante and Ignatius MacKenzie. W-Gante. L-Tantog.

Leading hitters-Waipahu: Cheyne Estanique 2-3, RBI; Gante 3-run HR.




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Waialua (2-2)01000-1 44



Drake Yoshioka and Ignatius MacKenzie, Aldrin Padilla (2). Kekai Rivera-Albeso, Whittaker (1) and Christian Whittaker, Kaimana Tayaba-Hatchie (1), AJ Hernandez (3). W-Yoshioka. L-Rivera-Alveso.

Leading hitters-Waipahu: Yoshioka 3-4, RBI; Kaimi Haina 2-2, 2 RBIs; MacKenzie 2-2, 3 RBIs; Jonathan Casamina 2-2, 3b, 3 RBIs; Sam Chee 3b, 3 RBIs.

Kahuku sweeps Kaimuki

After capturing the first half of a doubleheader 3-2, the Red Raiders demolished the Bulldogs in the second game, winning 36-2 in five innings.

R.J. Van Ness picked up the win in Game 2, giving up only three hits with eight strikeouts, and going 5-for-5 at bat with a double and a home run.

St. John Lessary added a double and a home run to the mix and Timo Tapusoa went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a triple.




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Maanoa Tau and Eddie Char. JJ Nozawa and Brian Kukahiko. W-Nozawa. L-Tau.

Leading hitters-Kahu: R.J. Van Ness 2-3; Kekoa Hughes 2-3, 3 RBIs; AJ Kabota 2-3.




Kahuku (2-2)(10)0(14)66-36261
Kaimuki (0-4)20000-2310



R.J. Van Ness and Brian Kukahiko. Kevin Nishiyama and Eddie Char. W-Van Ness. L-Nishiyama.

Leading hitters-Kahu: Justin Van Ness 5-5; JJ Nozawa 3-4, RJ Van Ness 5-5, 2b, HR; John Lessery 3-4, 2b, HR; Timo Tapusoa 3-4, 4 RBIs, 3b. Kaim: Maanoa Tau 2-3, 3b.


No. 6 'Iolani 5, No. 2 Saint Louis 4

The Raiders scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to sneak past the Crusaders.

Jarrett Arakawa picked up the win at the mound and added an RBI, a double and a triple.

Breland Almadova went 3-for-3 to lead 'Iolani with three RBIs and a double.




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'Iolani (3-0)1000202-580



Kini Enos, Chris Chung (6), Kalei Contrades (7) and Moses Samia. JR Bunda, Jarrett Arakawa (6) and Grant Iwamoto. W-Arakawa. L-Contrades.

Leading hitters-StL: Kaeo Aliviado 2-4, RBI; Samia 2-2, RBI, HR; Contrades 2-4, 3b; Kaden Kamoe, RBI, 3b. Iol: Jensen Park 2-4, RBI, 2b, 3b; Breland Almadova 3-3, 3 RBIs, 2b.

No. 3 Mid-Pacific 6, No. 5 Punahou 1

Mid-Pacific broke open a 1-1 tie with a three-run fifth inning, defeating Punahou 6-1.

Wade Tamaru had two RBIs and scored a run for the Owls.




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Jeremy Fujimoto, Marcus Yoshii (5), Burt Kawamoto (7) and Tyler Young. Gavin Kinoshita, Robert Dittrick (3), Matthew McDaniel (3) and Dane Fujinaka. W-McDaniel. L-Fujimoto.

Leading hitters-Pun: Ryan Yamane 1-2. MPI: Wade Tamaru 1-1, 2 RBIs, run; Jordan Doi 2 runs.

No. 4 Kamehameha 14, Pac-Five 1

The Warriors lit up the Wolfpack with 14 runs in four innings, seven in the first.

Makana Ramie led Kamehameha with 3 RBIs and a double and Kewby Meyer scored three runs.

Ryan Ueunten suffered the loss.




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Ryan Ueunten, Christian Morimoto (2), Jordan Kumasaka (4), Trevor Hu (4) and Reid Morihara. David Lee, Harley Holt (3), Tucker Troy (5) and Keanu Carmichael, Brawnson Adams. W-Lee. L-Ueunten.

Leading hitters-Pac: Aaron Nagamine RBI; Noa Okinaka 3-3, 2b. KS: Jacob Meyer 2-2, RBI; Kewby Meyer 3 runs; Arlie Johnson 2-2; Jonathan James 2 RBIs; TC Campbell 2 RBIs; Makana Ramie 3 RBIs, 2b.

Damien 10, Maryknoll 9

The Monarchs came from behind to beat the Spartans in eight innings.

Taylor Kauweloa and Jordan Murai had three RBIs apiece for Damien, which picked up its first win in a game that saw Maryknoll register eight errors.

At Hans L'Orange Park




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Douglas Andrade, Issac Ventura (5) and Aalona Amimoto. Craig Shoji, Gavin Oyadomari (5) and David Nishiki. W-Ventura. L-Oyadomari.

Leading hitters-DMS: Andrade 2b, RBI, 2 runs; Taylor Kauweloa 3 RBIs, run; Jordan Murai 3 RBIs, run. Mryk: Oyadomari 2b, 2 RBIs, run; Matthew Guzman 2b, run.

ILH softball

'Iolani 2, Punahou 1

At Punahou




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Punahou (0-3)00010-131



Brittney Guro and Kelli Ann Lum. Jasmine Iaone and Taylor Yamauchi. W-Guro. L-Iaone.

Leading hitters-'Iolani: Kim Souza 2b. Punahou: Mysha Sataraka HR; Reyna Furuya 2b.

Pac-Five 6, Kamehameha 5

At Ala Wai Community Park




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Jaime Millwood and Mai Kalakau. Sheridan Mahelona and Joedee Lovell. W-Mahelona. L-Millwood.

Leading hitters-Kamehameha: Millwood 2-4, 2b, 3 RBIs; Mel Awa 3-3, run. Pac-Five: Angie Yoshizu 3-4, 3b, 2 runs; Keline Yoshimura, 3b, 4 RBIs, run.

Mid-Pacific 6, Maryknoll 1

At Mid-Pacific




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BATTERY: Brianna Guro, Ariel Silva (4) and Kori Nishitomi. Desi Dung, Keiki Carlos (4) and Kaydi Kochi. W-Dung. L-Guro.

Leading hitters-Mryk: Silva 2-3. Mid-Pacific: Jenna Savusa HR, 2 RBIs; Kochi 2-3, 2 RBIs; Mari Tanaka 2b, RBI; Tori Hamura 2b.

OIA Red East softball

Castle 6, Farrington 2, Game 1

At Castle




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Felecia Tui and Seaana Kaapu Napulua. Chandelle Dacosin and Kaisha Dacosin. W-Dacosin. L-Tui.

Leading hitters-Farr: Tui 2-run 2b. Cast: Dacosin, C. 3b; Leisha Liilii 2-3, 3b.

Castle 25, Farrington 0, Game 2




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Maycee Moe and Kaisha Dacosin. Felecia Tui, Mary Florendo (5) and Seaana Kaapu Napulua. W-Moe. L-Tui.

Leading hitters-Cast: Dacosin, C. 2-4; Moe 4-5, 3b; Katlynn Wills 2b; Liilii 4-5, grand slam HR, 7 RBIs; Brooke Kaulula'au 2-2, HR, 3 RBIs.

Roosevelt 8, Moanalua 1, Game 1

At Central Oahu Regional Park




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Moanalua (1-2)0010000-153



Lianna Dajarin and Lindsay Takekawa. Peyton Buen and Kylee Oshiro. W- Dajarin. L-Buen.

Leading hitters-Roos: Kathleen Nakata 4-4, 2 RBIs. Moan: Stephanie Putman 2-3.

Roosevelt 10, Moanalua 0, Game 2




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Putman and Oshiro. Dajarin and Takekawa. W-Dajarin. L-Putman

Leading hitters-Roos: Charisse Tanabe 4-5, RBI; Kamalei Pitoy 2-4, 3b; Nakata 2-4.

OIA Red West softball

Campbell 18, Waipahu 2, Game 1

At Campbell




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Campbell (3-0)8442x-18170



Tierra Fethal and Angie Sakamoto. Katie Manuma, Sharae Exprecion (5) and Jaycelyn Kim. W-Manuma. L-Fethal.

Leading hitters-Waipahu: Sakamoto 2-3. Campbell: Brittney Garcia 2-4, 3 RBIs, 3 runs; Sharae Esprecion 3-3, 3 RBIs, 3 runs; Manuma HR, 3 RBIs; Brenda Gonsalves HR, RBI; Gerika Panthohan HR, 2 RBIs; Taylor Rosa-Ramon 2-2; Nicole Arata 2 RBIs; Brianne Silva-Kapihe 2 RBIs; Kylie Tavai 2 RBIs.

Campbell 7, Waipahu 1, Game 2




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Katie Manuma and Gerika Panthohan. Dora Aiwohi-Dubol and Angie Sakamoto. W-Manuma. L-Aiwohi-Dubol.

Leading hitters-Campbell: Brittney Garcia HR, 2 RBIs; Panthohan 3b. Waipahu.

Kailua 6, Kaimuki 0, Game 1

At Kaimuki




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Jaelleen Johnson and Johnna-Lynn Pedro. Dejah Fa'asoa and Mikki Morihara. W-Johnson. L-Fa'asoa.

Leading hitters-Kail: Shelby Lono HR, 2 RBIs; Pedro 2-4.

Kaimuki 13, Kailua 11




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Sheena Hussey, Fa'asoa (5) and Morihara. Lono, Johnson (6) and Kiana Vierra-Marie. W-Fa'asoa. L-Johnson.

Leading hitters-Kaim: Lindsey Matsunaga 2-4, 2 2b, 2 RBIs, 5 runs; Hussey 2-3, 2 2b, 2 RBIs; Letishah Fa'asoa 4-5, 4 RBIs. Kail: Ashley Adversalo-Clark 3-4, HR, 3 RBIs.

OIA White softball

Kaiser 11, Aiea 0, 5 innings




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Rayna Strom-Okamoto and Nani Tylor-Gaison. Kayla Alcoran and Chelsy Okuma. W-Alcoran. L-Strom-Okamoto.

Leading hitters-Kaiser: Okuma HR, Chelsea Lima 2-3.

Waialua 8, Kalani 0

At Waialua




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Rayme Awaya, Jade Teruya (6) and Jamie Higa. Marissa Keao and Alyssiah Hernandez. W-Keao. L-Awaya.

Leading hitters-Waialua: Althia Dichon 3-4, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 runs; Hernandez 2-4; Lehua Naki 2-2, RBI.