Kailua, Pearl City gain title game in OIA Red
|Photo gallery: OIA baseball: Kailua vs. Campbell|
By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer
By Wes Nakama
KAILUA With its biggest bat back in the lineup, Kailua scored eight runs in the first inning and pounded out 18 hits in 5 2/3 innings yesterday to rout Campbell, 16-6, in O'ahu Interscholastic Association baseball semifinal action.
The Surfriders, ranked No. 5 in The Advertiser's statewide Top 10 poll of coaches and media, improved to 11-3 in league play and will face No. 1 Pearl City (14-0) for the championship at 5 p.m. Monday at Hans L'Orange Park.
The game will be televised live statewide on OC16.
Kailua suffered a scare during batting practice Tuesday, when No. 3 hitter Kale Sumner was struck in the head by a pitch. He was diagnosed with a mild concussion and sat out Wednesday's quarterfinal victory over Mililani before being cleared to play Thursday afternoon.
Sumner's vision obviously was sharp at the plate yesterday, as he went 4 for 5 with a double, home run and four runs batted in. His only out was a 300-foot fly ball to straight center field.
"He put a concussion on the ball today," said Campbell coach Rory Pico.
The Surfriders wasted no time getting started on offense, as Kory Sasaoka led off with a walk in the bottom of the first inning and Sumner had a one-out single to left field, setting the table for Reyn Matsuki's two-run triple to left.
Ryan McMonigle followed with a single to right, scoring Matsuki to make it 3-0. After a single by Alika Ramseyer-Ho, Keoki Reis-Moniz brought home McMonigle with a single to left and Elia Lono loaded the bases with a bunt single.
Back-to-back walks to Alan Baldwin and Sasaoka scored two more runs, making it 6-0, and Sumner added a two-run double to center to push the lead to 8-0.
"It feels like we're coming together as a team," said Sumner. "It's about trusting the guy behind you to do the job."
Keanu Kapana's two-run double to left cut the lead to 8-2 in the third, but Sumner answered with a two-run homer over the fence in right-center to make it 10-2.
CAMPBELL (9-5) 002 301 6 8 3
KAILUA (11-3) 802 213 16 18 0
Keanu Kapana, Dane Benz (1), Eddie Gascon (4), Nicholas Tiglao (5) and Chadwick Ka'alekahi; Jared Matsumoto, Ryan McMonigle (4), Alika Ramseyer-Ho (6) and Alan Baldwin. W Matsumoto. L Kapana.
Leading hitters Campbell: Sau Momoe 2-2, home run, 3 RBIs; Kapana double, 2 RBIs; Tiglao 2-3. Kailua: Kale Sumner 4-5, double, home run, 4 RBIs; Baldwin 3 RBIs; Keoki Reis-Moniz 4-4, 2 RBIs; Ramseyer-Ho 3-4, double, RBI; Reyn Matsuki 2-5, triple, 2 RBIs; Elia Lono 2-3, RBI; McMonigle double, RBI.
PEARL CITY 6, MOANALUA 3
Kahana Neal pitched five shutout innings and Terry Ryan drove in two runs to lead the Chargers past Na Menehune in a completion of Thursday's semifinal game which was suspended after one inning.
MOANALUA (10-4) 000 000 33 8 0
PEARL CITY(14-0) 113 001 X6 8 0
Dae Yang Kim, Jesse Nakasone (3), Bronson Shim (3) and Chris Liu-Saguid. Micah Nakasone, Kahana Neal (2) and Carlton Tanabe. W Neal. L Kim.
Leading hitters Moanalua: Miles Higa 2-4; Tim Arakawa double. Pearl City: Jordan Oshiro 2-4, 2 doubles; Carlton Tanabe 2-3, double; Terry Ryan 2 RBIs.
Reported by Gary Nakamoto
MILILANI 11, KALANI 5
Micah Yabes went 3-for-3, Tanner Nakasone and Ryan Valovich each had two hits and two RBIs, leading the Trojans over the Falcons at Kahala Field to the claim the OIA Red's fifth and final state tournament berth.
MILILANI (9-7) 114 002 311 12 4
KALANI (9-8) 100 220 0 5 8 5
Preston Pacolba and Jacob Matsukawa. Dylan Von Wiegandt, Gavin Okada (4), Dillon Matsuda (7), Jordan Wong (7), Kiel Odo (7) and Odo, Bryson Shiraishi (7). W Pacolba. L Von Wiegandt.
Leading hitters Mililani: Chad Bolibol double; Kacy Miyasato 2 runs; Tanner Nakasone 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Travis Goto double, 2 runs; Ryan Valovich 2-4, 2 RBIs; Micah Yabes 3-3. Kalani: Jake Massey 2-4; Cal Sumida 2-3.
Reported by Shannon Hirai
WAIPAHU 9, RADFORD 2
Kaimi Haina allowed two runs and four hits, Sam Chee went 3-for-3 and Ignatiuss Mackenzie had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the host Marauders past the Rams for the White Conference title.
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WAIPAHU (11-1) 000 027 X9 10 2
Damon Puskarich and Troy Evans. Kaimi Haina and Ignatius Mackenzie. W Haina. L Puskarich
Leading hitters Radford: Robert Cevallos homer. Waipahu: Mackenzie 2-3, double, 2 RBIs; Ed Agag double, 2 RBIs; Cheyne Estanique double, 2 RBIs; Sam Chee 3-3.
Reported by Waipahu Athletics
MCKINLEY 9, KAHUKU 1
Jon Ho gave up a run on six hits in pitching a complete game as the host Tigers beat the Red Raiders to claim third place and the final state tournament berth.
KAHUKU (8-4) 010 000 01 6 2
MCKINLEY (9-3) 112 005 X9 7 3
Greg Cochia, AJ Kubota (3), RJ Van Ness (5) and Bryan Kukahiko. Jon Ho and Cody Reyes. W Ho. L Cochia.
Leading hitters Kahuku: None. McKinley: Matsukato 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; Brandon Maeda-Onogi 2-3.
Reported by Shayne Greenland
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