Fast start powers Saint Louis


POSTED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Derek Nakasato got in his licks early.

The Crusaders right fielder went 2-for-3 with a double and two-run single to spark a seven-run first inning for Saint Louis, which battered Pac West 10-3 to open its season in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park.

After Pac West (0-2) scored in the top of the first, the Crusaders (1-0) struck back in the bottom half of the inning. After Jordan Fukumoto grounded out to short to lead off the home half, Nakasato doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

Nakasato added a two-run single later in the inning as the Crusaders batted around.

Saint Louis added one run in both the second and third innings to push the lead to 9-1 before Pac West responded in the fifth.

Kellen Abe's double off Saint Louis pitcher Jaris Popaca-Falefa drove home Micah Witty and Kyle Nakagawa to make it 9-3.

Saint Louis' Noa Siegfried picked up the win while Pac West's Abe, who went the distance, was tagged with the loss.



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Kellen Abe and Shayne Nakagawa. Noa Siegfried, Moses Samia (2), Jaris Popaca-Falefa (4), Taylor Troy (6) and Dallas Correia, Kekoa Peltier (5). W—Siegfried. L—Abe.

Leading hitters—PW: Abe 2-3, run, 2b, 2 RBIs. StL: Jordan Fukumoto 1-2, RBI; Derek Nakasato 2-3, run, 2b, 2 RBIs; Kalei Contrades 1-1, 2 runs, 3b; Kaeo Alivado 1-2, 2 RBIs; Ka'ai Tom 1-2, run, RBI.



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Waialua 11, McKinley 1



Aiga Malagamualii and Amanda Sakagawa. Karina Bayudan and Tiana Canaday. W—Bayudan. L—Malagamualii.

Leading hitters—McK: Ashlen Hanaoka 2-3; Sakagawa 1-3, 3b. Wail: Althia Dicion 2-3, 2 runs; Charee Wong 1-4, HR, 3 RBIs; Pua Naki 1-3, 3b, 2 RBIs.


Kaiser 13, Radford 7



Erin Laurent and Ilona Peterson. Shaydon Apela-Mkou and Sadie Karratti-Abordo W—Apela-Moku. L—Laurent.

Leading hitters—Rad: Tuiai Elisara 2-4, 2b. Kais: Chelsea Lima 2-4, 2 3bs; Krysta Yasui 2-4, 3b.