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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Campbell, Kapolei win OIA playoff openers

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Kaimuki's Genesis Fruean pitched a five-hitter in yesterday's O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference playoff game.

DEBORAH BOOKER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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OIA PLAYOFFS

RED CONFERENCE

Yesterday

First round (all games at 3:30 p.m.)

Kapolei 12, Kahuku 2

Campbell 4, Kaimuki 0

East No. 5 Roosevelt (3-9) at West No. 4 Leilehua (6-6), ppd., inclement weather.

West No. 6 Nanakuli (1-11) at East No. 3 Moanalua (8-4), ppd., inclement weather.

TODAY

First round (games at 3:30 p.m.)

West No. 6 Nanakuli (1-11) at East No. 3 Moanalua (8-4)

East No. 5 Roosevelt (3-9) at West No. 4 Leilehua (6-6)

Quarterfinals (games at 3:30 p.m.)

West No. 3 Kapolei (8-5) at East No. 2 Kailua (10-2)

West No. 5 Campbell (7-6) at West No. 1 Mililani (11-1)

TOMORROW

Semifinals (at Central O'ahu Regional Park)

5 p.m. Quarterfinal winners

7 p.m. Quarterfinal winners

Consolation bracket

(at higher seed)

3:30 p.m. Quarterfinal losers

3:30 p.m. Quarterfinal losers

SATURDAY

3:30 p.m. Seventh place game at higher seed

3:30 p.m. Fifth place game at higher seed

(at Central O'ahu Regional Park)

5:30 p.m. Third place game

7 p.m. Championship game

WHITE CONFERENCE

Tomorrow

Semifinals (both games at 3:30 p.m.)

No. 4 McKinley (3-6) at No. 1 Kalaheo (9-0)

No. 2 'Aiea (9-0) at No. 3 Waipahu (6-2)

FRIDAY

(both games at 3:30 p.m.)

Championship

Semifinal winners at higher seed

Third place game

Semifinal losers at higher seed

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Campbell High School senior Anita Manuma already has two softball state championship medals, and she's not ready to give up hope on another.

Manuma pitched a five-hit shutout yesterday to help the visiting Sabers defeat Kaimuki, 4-0, in the first round of the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red Conference playoffs. Campbell (7-6) travels to defending state champion Mililani (11-1) for today's 3:30 p.m. quarterfinals; the winner earns a Division I state tournament berth.

Manuma was an Advertiser All-State first-team outfielder two years ago after helping Kapolei win the Division I state title. She then transferred to St. Francis as a junior, leading the Troubadours to the Division II state crown as a pitcher and shortstop.

Due to problems with her transcript, Manuma transferred to Campbell last fall (her family moved from Makakilo to 'Ewa Beach a year ago). The Sabers were eliminated in the first round of the 2005 OIA tournament.

"This is a young team, but we can still play championship softball," Manuma said. "It's my last year, and I want to go out on a good note. Our team goal is to make it to the state tournament."

Campbell is one victory away from that goal, thanks to yesterday's victory buoyed by Manuma's strong pitching, solid team defense and an opportunistic offense.

The Sabers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after a walk, error and wild pitch. Campbell made it 2-0 in the second after another walk, another wild pitch and Loreen Egdamin's run-scoring single. An inning later, freshman cleanup hitter Kai Clark slammed a one-out pitch over the left-field fence.

The Sabers stretched the lead to 4-0 in the fifth after Manuma's leadoff single, a stolen base and a two-base error.

Manuma, meanwhile, kept the Bulldogs (7-6) at bay with five strikeouts and no walks. Her defense helped by turning two double plays, including a 1-3-2 gem to end the game.

"What Anita has brought to our team is a hard-work ethic," Campbell coach David Perreira said. "She's very talented, but she also works very hard at her skills. We have a lot of juniors and sophomores on this team, and she's teaching the younger players how to take care of business. She knows that to be a champion, it takes hard work."

CAMPBELL (7-6) 111 010 0 4 5 2

KAIMUKI (7-6) 000 000 0 0 5 2

Anita Manuma and Chanel Baui-Gaui; Genesis Fruean and Louise Fiamate. W Manuma. L Fruean.

Leading hitters Camp: Loreen Egdamin 2-3, RBI; Kai Clark home run.

Kapolei 12, Kahuku 2: Kapolei overcame a 2-0 deficit by scoring 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning to beat Kahuku in an OIA first-round playoff game. Tajia and Ciara Acierto teamed on a six-hitter, and Kaili Smith had two hits and three RBIs to carry Kapolei. Agesha Lightsy batted 3 for 3 for Kahuku.

KAHUKU (2-11) 2 00 00- 2 6 0

KAPOLEI (8-5) (12)00 0X-12 10 0

Keli Saniatan, Marisa Kaeo and Agesha Lightsy, Tatiana Vaimoui. Tajia Acierto, Ciara Acierto and Ashlyn Ashby. W-C. Acierto. L-K. Saniantan.

Leading hitters-Kah: Lightsy 3-3. Kap: Tihane Kaaihue 1-2, double; Jasmin Yoro 1-2, double; Champagne Paris 1-3, double; Kaili Smith 2-2, 3 RBIs.

Reported by Linda Naone

Games postponed: Two OIA first-round playoff games Nanakuli at Moanalua and Roosevelt at Leilehua were postponed because of inclement weather. They are scheduled to be played today, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Reach Wes Nakama at wnakama@honoluluadvertiser.com.