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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 14, 2002

'Aiea remains perfect in OIA West baseball

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Swinging hard and running harder, the 'Aiea High School baseball team jumped all over visiting Campbell yesterday and won 11-1 in a game shortened to six innings by the 10-run rule.

The victory kept Na Ali'i unbeaten at 6-0 and atop the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Western Division standings. Campbell fell to 3-2.

'Aiea wasted little time taking control, stealing two bases and scoring two runs on four hits in the first inning. Na Ali'i made it 6-0 in the second on two hits, a walk, a hit batter and a balk.

Campbell, which committed five errors, made two in the third that led to two more 'Aiea runs and an 8-0 score.

"This ('Aiea Recreation Center) field is tough to play on, but that shouldn't be an excuse," Sabers coach Lane Watanuki said. "Give 'Aiea credit — they're tough, they hit the ball."

Campbell scored in the fourth on Bill Tennent's homer. Na Ali'i ended the game in the sixth by scoring three runs on two hits and two errors.

'Aiea finished with 11 hits and two stolen bases, and was caught stealing three times. Another time, Bryan Tucker-Salas was caught trying to take two bases on a one-base error.

Overall, Na Ali'i appeared more than willing to take risks for rewards.

"We do it every game; we're there to be aggressive," said Tucker-Salas, who went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases. "We like to put the pressure on and make (opponents) make bad throws."

'Aiea coach Ryan Kato said his team's style of play is developed during the week.

"When we play ball in practice, we hustle," Kato said. "If we're not going to use it in the game, then why do it in practice? We try to incorporate that into the game plan."

That style is epitomized by Tucker-Salas, an All-State defensive back/receiver who plans to play football and baseball at Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) College next year. He was thrown out trying to steal third in the first inning, tagged up and took third on a short fly in foul territory and was caught going to second after his fly ball was dropped in short right field.

"I like the aggressiveness Bryan brings," Kato said. "Sometimes we have to tone him down, but I'd rather do that than have to pump someone up to play like he does. You can't force anyone to be like Bryan."

Kato said his staff's main focus is on pitching and defense. Na Ali'i pitchers Blake Lamug and Dustin Grace scattered four hits, and 'Aiea played errorless defense.

"That's stuff we can control," Kato said. "It's hard to control hitting, because so much of that depends on who is pitching. If you're going up against Roger Clemens, there's not much you can control there. But defensively, a ground ball is a ground ball no matter who hits it."

CAMPBELL (3-2) 000 100 — 1 4 5
'AIEA (6-0) 242 003 — 11 11 0

Bill Tennent, Prentiss Anderson (3), Tristan Bailey (5) and Jacob Cadelinia; Blake Lamug, Dustin Grace (5) and Aaron Asher. W— Lamug. L— Tennent.

Leading hitters: Campbell — Tennent 2-4, double, HR. 'Aiea— Bryan Tucker-Salas 2-3, 2 sb; Dylan Libasisos 2-4, double, RBI; Chase Nakamura 2-4, RBI; Kepa Wong 2-4, RBI.

• WAI'ANAE 8, PEARL CITY 2: Dane Awana allowed two runs on three hits through five innings, and Cid Moses closed the game, striking out four in two innings.

Chevy Teves went 4-for-4 and Chad Rodrigues, Michael Ferreira and Kalani Vieres each paired hits for the Seariders.

Pearl city (3-2) 100 010 0—2 3 1
Wai'anae (5-0) 320 003 x—8 13 0

Davin Nakasone, Rex Yamaguchi (2), William Vaana (5), Andrew Abe (6) and Kellen Concepcion; Dane Awana, Cid Moses (6) and Michael Ferreira. W—Awana. L— Nakasone.

Leading hitters: Wai—Chad Rodrigues 2-4; Ferreira 2-3; Kalvin Uyechi double, 3 RBIs; Chevy Teves 4-4, 2 RBIs; Kalani Viernes 2-4, 2 RBIs.

• RADFORD 1, WAIPAHU 0: Victor Mejia pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts, and struck out the side with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning for Radford.

RADFORD (1-4) 001 000 0—1 5 3
WAIPAHU (1-3) 000 000 0—0 4 3

Victor Mejia and Matt Ryan; Jaryd Kiyabu and John Fauapea. W—Mejia. L—Kiyabu.

• KAHUKU 14, KALAHEO 13: Mel Silva III's triple was the only hit in a nine-run seventh inning, but the undefeated Red Raiders got four walks and four hit batters to rally from an eight-run deficit.

Spencer Nakamura batted 3-for-4 and drove in five runs for Kahuku.

Kalaheo (4-2) 001 434 1—13 11 0
Kahuku (5-0) 002 201 9—14 4 8

Mike Garcia, Nick Sargeant (7), Scott Galusha (7), Grant Shiroma (7) and Jake Myking; Mel Silva III, Cory Supranovich (6) and Alex Ponciano. W—Supranovich. L— Shiroma.

Leading hitters: Kalah—Sargeant 2-4; Aren Viveiros 3-3; Myking 2-4, 2 RBIs; Shiroma 2-4, 2 RBIs. Kahu—Spencer Nakamura 3-4, triple, 5 RBIs; Silva III triple, 3 RBIs.

• ROOSEVELT 14, KALANI 4: Matthew Terukina singled to start the fifth inning, and later hit a grand slam during a nine-run rally to keep the Rough Riders unbeaten.

Kalani (1-4) 003 100— 4 4 5
Roosevelt (5-0) 101 291—14 13 1

Davin Muramoto, Scott Komine (5), Ty Sarchet (5) and Reid Pamatigam, Brandon Ishii (5); Brandon Loo, Ranson Tamai (2), Chris Mols (5) and Kevin Fujii. W—Mols. L—Muramoto.

Leading hitters: Roos—Matthew Terukina 2-3, grand slam; Ivan Fujii 2-4.

• CASTLE 10, MCKINLEY 5: Jason Taniguchi had four hits, and Jordan Tom, Ryan Lum and Noah Kon each had three hits for the Knights.

Castle (3-2) 051 001 3—10 16 2
McKinley (1-5) 000 000 5— 5 4 4

Billy Fallan, Charles Teixeira (7), Jordan Tom (7) and Jason Taniguchi, Daniel Chinen (7); Ty Tokunaga and Tyson Kaneshiro. W—Fallan. L—Tokunaga.

Leading hitters: Cast—Tom 3-5, double; Taniguchi 4-5; Ryan Lum 3-4, double; Noah Kon 3-4.

• Kaiser 12, Kaimuki 1: Ricky Hamasaki batted 2-for-3 and scored two runs, and Casey Fukuda went 2-for-2 to lead the Cougars.

Kaimuki (1-4) 000 10— 1 5 3
Kaiser (2-4) 403 5x—12 10 2

Shaye Asoau, Tino Caires (4) and Leland Ohelo; Sean Samson, Darryl Nakano (5) and David Chu. W—Samson. L— Asoau.

Leading hitters: Kais—Neale Asato 3 runs; John Uehara double, 2 RBIs; Chu 2-4, double; Casey Fukuda 2-2; Ricky Hamasaki 2-3, 2 runs.

OIA Junior Varsity

Pearl City 9, Wai'anae 3

'Aiea 12, Campbell 8

Kalaheo 13, Kahuku 3

• KAMEHAMEHA 8, IOLANI 7: Zach McAngus hit an RBI single to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh as the Warriors remained in first place in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu.

The Raiders scored six runs in the top of the seventh on four hits, a walk and an error.

Iolani (7-5) 010 000 6—7 10 1
Kamehameha (10-2) 500 000 3—8 6 4

Rich Olsen, Chris Loo (7) and Reid Saito; Isaac Kamai, Zach McAngus (7) and Baba Merino. W— Kamai. L— Olsen.

Leading hitters: Iol—Kelly Teramoto 2-5, double, triple, 2 RBIs; Todd Yoshioka 2-4; Kila Kaaihue 2-3; Trenton Teruya 2 RBIs. Kam—Kahe Santos 3-4; Merino double, 3 RBIs.

• PUNAHOU 6, MID-PACIFIC 5: Kyle Seminara singled in the go-ahead run during a four-run fourth inning that allowed the Buffanblu to overcome a 5-0 deficit.

Jonathan Hee batted 3-for-3 for Mid-Pacific.

Mid-Pacific (8-4) 500 000 0—5 7 3
Punahou (9-3) 101 400 x—6 5 1

Ryan Basco, Justin Pate (4), Harrison Kuroda (4) and Matt Inouye; Mark Veneri, Jason Owens (1), Kurt Fujitani (2), Matthew Oda (4), Landon Nakata (6) and Todd LaFountaine. W—Oda. L—Pate.

Leading hitters: MPI—Jonathan Hee 3-3. Pun—Kyle Seminara 2-3.

• MARYKNOLL 6, ST. LOUIS 5: The Spartans took the lead for good by scoring four runs in the fourth inning on four hits, two walks and one hit batsman.

Travis Gonzaga tripled and homered for St. Louis.

Maryknoll (4-8) 002 400 0—6 9 2
St. Louis (7-5) 200 012 0—5 10 2

Kody Seminara and Brandon Goshima; Justin Goo, Guy McDowell (4), Kaimi Mead (4) and Jowen Murray-Thornton. W—Seminara. L—Goo.

Leading hitters: Mary—Greg Aquino 2 RBIs; Seminara 2-4. St. L—Grandon Costa 2-3; Shane Butcher 3-3, double; Travis Gonzaga 2-2, triple, home run, 2 RBIs.

• PAC-FIVE 13, DAMIEN 3: Paul Nishimura and Ryan Urabe each tripled during a seven-run fourth inning for the Wolfpack.

Damien (1-11) 102 000— 3 7 5
Pac-Five (2-10) 101 713—13 8 2

Daniel Chamizo, Chase Masuda (5) and Cheyne Kawamoto; Owen Simmons and Colby Holt. WP—Simmons. LP—Chamizo.

Leading hitters: Dami—Destin Alameida 2-3, triple; Chamizo 2-3; Raymond Alapai 2-3. Pac—Jacob Mellor 2-3, 2 RBIs; Paul Nishimura 2-3, triple, 3 RBIs; Dane Nakasone 2-3.

• STADIUM VIDEOS: Videotapes of Kamehameha's 5-4 extra-inning victory over Mid-Pacific on Thursday are on sale for $25 each.

Checks should be made out to Aloha Stadium and ordered by mail to PO Box 30666, Honolulu, HI 96820.

• LAHAINALUNA 16, KA'AHUMANU HOU 0: The Lunas sent 15 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring 10 runs on five hits and five errors.

Ka'ahumanu Hou 000 00— 0 1 8
Lahainaluna (10)20 4x—16 9 1

• ST. ANTHONY 22, SEABURY HALL 5: Panfilo Bascon had three hits, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs for the Trojans.

Seabury Hall 104 00 —5 5 7
St. Anthony 0(13)0 9x—22 14 1

• MAUI 6, KING KEKAULIKE 3: Manu Kaina pitched a four-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead the Sabers.

King kekaulike 000 012 0—3 4 2
Maui 300 120 x—6 9 2

• BALDWIN 5, MOLOKA'I 4: Baldwin, which beat Molokai 2-1 on Friday, came back and beat the Farmers again. No details were reported.


• Water polo: Iolani water polo player Brianne Castillo-Huang has not decided what university she will attend next year. A story yesterday reported that she had decided on a college.