Roosevelt knocked Castle out of a tie for the Eastern Division championship yesterday and the Oahu Interscholastic Association had to go deep into its tie-breaking procedures to decide which teams are going into playoffs.
Roosevelts 4-2 upset at Castle left Kailua and Kaimuki (both 9-1) as co-champions of the East, but Kailua gets the No. 1 seed because it beat Kaimuki 4-3 on Saturday. Castle (8-2) falls to third and Moanalua (6-4) is fourth.
Farrington, Kahuku, Kaiser and Roosevelt all tied for fifth place with 5-5 records. OIA softball commissioner Gordon Miyashiro determined last night that Roosevelt and Farrington would get the final two East berths in the playoffs based on their records against common opponents.
In the Western Division, defending OIA champion Mililani completed an unbeaten (9-0) season by defeating Campbell 2-1 and Pearl City (8-1) broke a tie for second by outrallying Waianae 5-4.
Leilehua finished 6-3 for fourth place but the tiebreakers didnt resolve the last two spots and Waipahu, Campbell and Nanakuli (all 4-5) will have to flip coins at a meeting tonight to decide which two go on and which one is finished.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the OIA office at Radford High and Miyashiro said coaches of all teams in contention for the post-season must attend.
The OIA Tournament, with six teams from the Eastern and six teams from the Western Division, opens Tuesday. The championship game is Jan. 20 at Hawaii Pacific Windward in Kaneohe.
At Castle yesterday, "the bounces went our way," Roosevelt coach Clay Okamura said. Castle threatened in almost every inning and scored both its runs on three hits in the bottom of the seventh. The game ended when the last batter, representing the tying run, lined out to third base.
For the second year in a row, Roosevelt played the entire season with a total of nine players on its roster.
"Were blessed," Okamura said, to make it through with no injuries. Last year, Roosevelts iron-women won the East championship.
KAILUA 13, KALüHEO 0: In a game where four of six base hits were for extra bases, the host Surfriders defeated the Mustangs in a game shortened to five innings. Keala Menza pitched a one-hit complete-game victory with three strikeouts and two walks.
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WP-Keala Menza. Leading Hitters: Kail-Danielle Young triple; Loke Lastimosa double; Menza double; Kauwila Kane double.
KAIMUKI 8, KALANI 0: Chrissy Moefu struck out six and pitched a six-inning no hitter as the host Bulldogs beat the Falcons.
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WP-Chrissy Moefu. Kai-Jaime Reyes 2-4, Sarah Hussey 2-4 2 RBIs, Neolina Lakalaka 2-4 2 RBIs.
ROOSEVELT 4, CASTLE 2: Castle errors led to four Roosevelt runs as the visiting Rough Riders slipped by the Knights.
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WP-Kelly Tanabe. Leading Hitters: Roos-H.Le 2-4, K. Tanabe 2-4, N. Iwaskai 2-4, L. Nosse 2-3. Cas-Puna Waiolama 3-3, Shana Silva 2-3, Hollie Young 2-3.
MOANALUA 5, MCKINLEY 0: Chaz Ebalaroza, Melissa Force and Mika Tanji combined on a two-hitter as the host Menehune defeated the Tigers. Camille Peraro and Alicia Pada drove in two runs each for the Menehune.
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WP-Chaz Ebalaroza. Leading Hitters: Moan-Camille Peraro 2-2, 2 RBI; Alicia Pada 2 RBI.
KAISER 8, FARRINGTON 6: Cassie Chun-Ming drove in four runs as the visiting Cougars beat the Governors.
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WP-M. Kahalewai. Leading Hitters: Kai-C.Chun-Ming 3-3 4 RBIs, E. Silva 2-2. Far-Xania Cadoy 2-4, Narcaliza Domingo 2-3, Billie Morn 2-4.
NANAKULI 6, AIEA 3: Yvonne Arrington allowed three runs and one hit over seven innings as the Golden Hawks defeated Na Alii in a Western Division game. Jandie Higashi went 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run and Arrington went 2-for-3 for Nanakuli. Shawna Weeks hit a two-run homer for Aiea.
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WP-Yvonne Arrington. Leading Hitters: Aiea-Shawna Weeks two-run home run. Nana-Jandie Higashi 2-4, triple, home run, 2 runs; Arrington 2-3.
RADFORD 13, WAIALUA 1: Natacia Manuma allowed five hits and a run with six strikeouts and one walk in seven innings as the Rams routed the Bulldogs in a Western Division game. Radfords Jennifer Taylor went 2-for-5 and Waialuas Julia Yamanauchi went 2-for-4.
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WP-Natacia Manuma. Leading Hitters:Rad-Jennifer Taylor 2-5. Waia-
Julia Yamanauchi 2-4.
LEILEHUA 4, WAIPAHU 1: San Nicolas and Shalayna Nutter-Gaudet allowed one run over seven innings and Nicolas hit a two-run homer to lead the Mules over the host Marauders.
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WP-San Nicolas. Leading Hitters: Lei-Nicolas home run, 2 RBI; M. Christian 2-3. Waip-Jenna Rosario 2-4.
PEARL CITY 5, WAIANAE 4: Loihi McKeague allowed four runs in seven innings to lead the host Chargers over the Seariders.
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WP-Loihi McKeague. Leading Hitters: Waian-Monica Maneafaiga, 2 RBIs. PC- Marla Cheek 2 RBIs.
IOLANI 12, PUNAHOU 4: Ianeta Lei pitched a complete game, striking out three and walking five as the visiting Raiders defeated the Buffanblu. In the third inning, Iolani scored five runs on three singles, three walks, and a two-run double by Trisha Sakamoto.
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WP-Ianeta Lei. Leading Hitters: Iol-Lei 2-4, 2 triples, 3 RBI; Trisha Sakamoto 2-4, double, triple, 3 RBI; Noelle Izumi 2-4, 2 runs. Pun-Lauren Hiramoto 2-4; Natalie Fujimoto 2-4; Kira Kashiwa 2-3.
KAMEHAMEHA 27, LA PIETRA 0: Sharee Fonoti and Ashlee Adams combined for a perfect game as the host Warriors defeated the Kaimana. Kamehameha also went on an offensive explosion as they scored 27 runs on 24 hits, two of them grand slams.
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WP-Sharee Fonoti. Leading Hitters: Kam-Napua Naumu double, 2 RBI; Gina Cummings 2-3, RBI; Courney Cho 2-2, RBI; Brandi Peiler 2-3, double, RBI; Talia Ruth 2-2, 2 RBI; Katharine Spencer 2-3, double, RBI; Fonoti 2-3, 2 RBI; Chelsey Ruth 2-2, 2 home runs (grand slam), 5 RBI; Samantha Sardinha 2-3, 2 RBI; Christina Young 2-2, grand slam, 4 RBI; Jessica Alvarez home run, RBI.
SACRED HEARTS 12, MID-PACIFIC 1: Amber Juan and Justina Welch combined on a one-hitter for the Lancers. Welch had three hits, Juan, Kimi Daniel, Nicole Cazinha, and Pua Reis each had two hits for the Lancers.
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WP-Amber Juan. Leading Hitters. SHA-Juan 2-2, 3 runs; Kimi Daniel 2-3, 3 RBI; Nicole Cazinha 2-3; Pua Reis 2-3, 2 runs; Justina Welch 3-3; Ashley Mcshane 2 RBI.
UNIVERSITY HIGH 3, HAWAII BAPTIST/ST. FRANCIS/ST. ANDREWS 2: Two hits and a fielders choice that turned into an error resulted in the go-ahead run that put University in the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth. Kehaulani Yamaguchi pitched the complete game victory with four strikeouts and no walks.
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WP-Kehaulani Yamaguchi. Leading Hitters: HBA/ST.F/ST.A-AJ Fernandez double. UHS-Kara Ragragola 2-3; Brianna Tsukamoto double.
Hilo in state tourney: Hilo High crushed Waiakea 12-4 yesterday to win the Big Island Interscholastic Federation regular-season softball championship and become the first team to clinch a berth in the state tournament.
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