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Posted on: Sunday, April 5, 2009

Campbell topples Mililani in OIA, 4-1

Photo gallery: Mililani vs. Campbell softball

By Stanley Lee
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Campbell's Katie Manuma struck out seven in a 4-1 victory over Mililani. Fourth-ranked Campbell improved to 6-2. Top-ranked Mililani dropped to 5-1.

ANDREW SHIMABUKU | Th Honolulu Advertiser

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WAIPI'O To rebound from a tough loss on Tuesday to Mililani, the Campbell High School softball team devoted several days to mental conditioning.

With a new mindset and focus, Campbell defeated top-ranked Mililani, 4-1, in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red West game last night at Patsy T. Mink Central O'ahu Regional Park.

The Sabers, ranked fourth in The Advertiser's statewide poll, improved to 6-2.

Mililani (5-1) had pulled off a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday to beat Campbell, 4-3.

"We not only worked on the physical game, but the mental," said Campbell pitcher Katie Manuma, who pitched a four-hitter, struck out seven and doubled twice yesterday. "The coaches said have a positive attitude; if you make an error, come back on defense."

Campbell coach David Perreira called Tuesday's loss a mental breakdown.

"We were up 3-1, we let that first batter get on with a bases on balls, (then an) error, and then couple base hits here and there, and errors and what not, we just fell apart at the end," Perreira said. "Maybe we should've done it earlier, but I wanted to focus on the mental part of the game, staying focusing, staying strong for seven innings.

"We did a lot of what I call mental conditioning this week. Instead of running the mile, we sat with them."

Mililani scored in the top of the first inning. With one out, Rebecca Lee tripled to left field, then scored on Courtney Senas' single to center field.

Campbell's Jaycelyn Kim drove in Brianne Silva-Kapihe in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 1-1.

In the third inning, Manuma drove the ball deep into the left-center field gap. The ball dropped in front of the fence and Manuma ended up at second base. Brianna Fujiyama came in as a courtesy runner for Manuma and scored when Nicole Arata grounded to third and the throw got past the first baseman. Taylor Rosa-Ramon later singled in Arata to make it 3-1.

In the fourth, Manuma drove in Randi Schoening with a ground-rule double that bounced over the right-field fence to make it 4-1.

Manuma struggled a bit in the fifth. After throwing two errant pitches with Mililani's Andi Felsie at the plate, catcher Kim called a meeting in the pitching circle.

"She's a good leader out there and knows when I'm struggling, to call time and breathe on the mound," Manuma said. "She said to stay focused."

Felsie grounded out, but Kylee Rodrigues reached on a single and Kristi Oshiro reached first after her grounder was fielded by the third baseman, but thrown past the shortstop covering at second. Manuma then struck out Lee, and Senas grounded out to end the inning.

Mililani's Oshiro, the second baseman, made two brilliant defensive plays in the bottom of the fifth. Rosa-Ramon had a potential hit to the outfield, but Oshiro fielded the ball with one knee on the ground and made a quick throw to first. After Silva-Kapihe was hit by a pitch, Daylene Antonio lined out to Oshiro, who threw back to Felsie at first to double off Silva-Kapihe.

Manuma got all three Mililani batters to ground out in the seventh.

"We thought we could do it," Lee said of another late rally.

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CAMPBELL (6-2) 012 100 X4 10 1

Kishti Kamaka and Rebecca Lee. Katie Manuma and Jaycelyn Kim. W Manuma. L Kamaka.

Leading hitters Mililani: Lee triple. Campbell: Brianne Silva-Kapihe 2-2; Sharae Esprecion 3-4; Manuma 2-3, 2 doubles.

LEILEHUA 5, PEARL CITY 2

Ciara Paracuelles had a go-ahead RBI single in the fourth inning and Krystin Kubo added a run-scoring single later in the inning as the host Mules beat the Chargers.

Alex Smith picked up the victory with four scoreless innings of relief. She struck out seven. Smith's solo homer tied the game at 2 in the fourth.

PEARL CITY (0-8) 011 000 02 4 1

LEILEHUA (3-5) 001 121 X5 8 1

Courtney Ahlo and Maya Nagata. Kaylen Ynigues, Alex Smith (4) and Ciara Paracuelles. W Smith. L Ahlo.

Leading hitters Pearl City: Ahlo 2-3, triple; Keani Passi triple; Nagata triple. Leilehua: Ynigues 2-3, double; Paracuelles 2-4, 2 RBIs; Jasmine Villegas double; Smith solo homer.

Reported by Berdina Kubo.

OIA RED EAST

KAILUA 10, FARRINGTON 3

Kiana Vierra had a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning as the host Surfriders beat the Governors.

Kailua's Johnna-Lynn Pedro batted 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs.

FARRINGTON (1-7) 100 020 0 3 5 3

KAILUA (4-2) 220 006 X10 12 1

Seanna Kaapa-Napulou, Felicia Tui (6) and Tui, Kinciana Ngiralmau (6). Shelby Lono, Jaelleen Johnson (6) and Johnna-Lynn Pedro. W Lono. L Kaapa-Napulou.

Leading hitters Farrington: Natasha Miller double. Kailua: Pedro 3-4, triple, 2 RBIs; Kawehilani Hall 2-3; Kiana Vierra 2-3, double, 2 RBIs; Dancel Williams 2-4; Lono double.

Reported by Allen Goo.

KAHUKU 4, KAIMUKI 1

Brookelinn Beatty and Kalee Phelps combined on a one-hitter as the visiting Red Raiders picked up their first victory of the season.

Beatty, who allowed an infield single in the first, struck out three over five innings. Phelps struck out four over the final two innings for the save.

Kahuku's Kaohinani Kaili-Gomes batted 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

KAHUKU (1-5) 010 003 04 6 3

KAIMUKI (4-4) 100 000 01 1 2

Brookelinn Beatty, Kalee Phelps (6) and Qiana-Sophia Heffernan. Deanna Byers, Dejah Faasoa (7) and Mikki Morihara W Beatty. L Byers. S Phelps.

Leading hitter Kahuku: Kaohinani Kalili-Gomes 2-3, double, 2 RBIs.

Reported by Shad Hussey.

OIA WHITE

KALANI 11, KALAHEO 8

Kristi Belshe batted 2 for 5 with a double and three RBIs as the host Falcons rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the Mustangs.

Kalani's Jamie Higa and Chelsea Yamamoto each had three hits.

KALAHEO (3-2) 511 000 1 8 8 3

KALANI (4-4) 230 300 311 14 7

Teone Farley-Mahoe, Caira Pires and Hii Olson. Jade Teruya and Kristi Belshe. W Teruya. L Pires.

Leading hitters Kalaheo: Olsen 2-4; Pires 4-4, 2 doubles. Kalani: Jamie Higa 3-4; Chelsea Yamamoto 3-5; Belshe 2-5, double, 3 RBIs; Janiece Taira 2-4.

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MARYKNOLL 4, SACRED HEARTS 3

Shay Shibata squeezed in Hillary Uekawa with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Spartans beat the Lancers at Mo'ili'ili field.

Maryknoll's Ariel Silva pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

SAC. HEARTS (1-5) 012 000 03 4 3

MARYKNOLL (2-4) 100 200 14 13 4

Joslyn Eugenio and Keicha Brunn, Chelsea Kamai (7). Ariel Silva and Kori Nishitomi. W Silva. L Eugenio.

Leading hitters Maryknoll: Melissa Ching 2-4; Hillary Uekawa 2-4; Silva 2-4, double; Shay Shibata 2-4; Jessica Guillermo 2-4, Kiana Fuller 2-4.

Reported by John Uekawa.

PUNAHOU 4, MID-PACIFIC 3

Kayla Shimoda hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to lift the Buffanblu over the Owls at Central O'ahu Regional Park.

Punahou's Jasmine Ioane pitched a complete game with five strikeouts.

No details reported.

ST. FRANCIS 15, PAC-FIVE 6

Ululani Reyes, Kayla Sakamoto and Shealee Koki each had three hits as the Troubadours beat the Wolfpack in a game Friday at Kamamalu field.

PAC-FIVE (4-2) 002 040 0 6 5 1

ST. FRANCIS (3-2) 152 340 X15 15 4

Sheridan Mahelona and Joedee Lovell. Petisi Tualau, Shealee Koki (5) and Briana Tovio-Asato. W Tualau. L Mahelona.

Leading hitters Pac-Five: Chante Tesoro 2-run homer. St. Francis: Chelsea Kaluhiokalani double; Kelcee Santos 2-4; Ululani Reyes 3-4; Kayla Sakamoto 3-3; Keala Bertulso double; Koki 3-4.

Reported by Ricardo Santos.

Reach Stanley Lee at sktlee@honoluluadvertiser.com.