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Posted at 2:22 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2006

Waiakea beats Baldwin, 4-3, in state baseball quarterfinal

Advertiser Staff

Rory Inouye drew a bases-loaded walk to score Kevin Sagawa with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Waiakea defeated Baldwin, 4-3, in a Friday morning quarterfinal at the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championship at Iron Maehara Stadium.

Waiakea will play Kamehameha-O'ahu in a semifinal on Friday at 8 p.m.

The game finished at 1:16 a.m. on Friday because overnight rains on Wednesday delayed the start of earlier games.

In the seventh inning, Sagawa drew a leadoff walk from Baldwin starter Jimmy Legsay and moved to second when Jensen Sato was hit by a pitch.

After a sacrifice bunt advanced both runners, Jarom Lee was intentionally walked to load the bases. Legsay struck out Kekoa Yockman, but walked Inouye to end the game.

Waiakea scored one run in the bottom of the second inning when Lee reached on a leadoff single, and one out later, moved to third on Inouye's single and scored on Garrett Amaral's squeeze bunt.

The Warriors made it 3-0 in the third inning on Lee's two-run double.

The Bears scored one run when they loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning.

Shaun Shima hit a sacrifice fly, but Waiakea relief pitcher Gary Yu stranded runners on the corners when he got the next batter to ground out to third.

Baldwin tied the game at 3 in the top of the sixth inning.

Kainoa Klask and Logan Kanamu each singled to start the inning, and Kanamu was lifted for courtesty runner Skyler Cabacungan. Both runners advanced on a double steal, and Klask scored when the catcher's throw sailed over third base. Cabacungan took third on a groundout and stole home on a bizzare play when Micah Echiverri missed a squeeze bunt and
the ball trickled away from the catcher.

BALDWIN (11-2) 000 012 0 — 3 9 3
WAIAKEA (11-2) 012 000 1 — 4 5 1
James Legsay and Logan Kanamu. Brian Simeona, Gary Yu (5), Sheldon
Otsuka (7) and Rory Inouye. W—Otsuka. L—Legsay.
Leading hitters: Baldwin—Shaun Shima 2-3, RBI; Legsay 2-4; Kainoa
Klask 3-4. Waiakea—Jarom Lee 2-3, RBI.