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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hilo rolls to Junior baseball crown

Advertiser Staff

Keoni Chiquita batted 3 for 3 with a double, triple and four RBIs, and three pitchers combined on a one-hitter as Hilo beat 'Aiea/Halawa, 10-0, in the Little League Juniors (ages 13-14) State Tournament last night at Hans L'Orange Park.

The game was called after 4 1/2 innings because of the tournament's mercy rule.

Hilo advances to the West Regional at Aliso Viejo, Calif., Aug. 4 to 11.

Chiquita had a two-run single in a four-run first and a two-run triple in a five-run second.

Drew Kell pitched the first three innings for Hilo, and Quintin Torres-Costa and Kean Wong each worked an inning.

Earlier yesterday, 'Aiea/Halawa beat Kane'ohe, 11-0, to advance to the championship game against undefeated Hilo.

'AIEA/HALAWA 000 00— 0 1 5

HILO 451 0X—10 8 0

Daylen Pajimola, Kekoa Kaulukukui (1), Kai Tachino (2), Devin Lau (4) and Andy Verke. Drew Kell, Quintin Torres-Costa (4), Kean Wong (5) and Koa Matson. W — Drew Kell. L — Pajimola.

Leading hitters—Hilo: Wong 2-4, triple; Keoni Chiquita 3-3, double, triple, 4 RBIs; Tyler Higa-Gonsalves triple.


Players: Anson Arruda, Keoni Chiquita, Andy Filotea, Tyler Higa-Gonsalves, Randall Iha, Chayce Kaaua, Micah Kaaukai, Drew Kell, Kian Kurokawa, Koa Matson, Chad Teshima, Quintin Torres-Costa, Kean Wong.

Coaches: Kaha Wong, Charlie Matson, Roxanne Costa.



After years of close calls, Makena's Brian Sasada and Kirk Nelson closed out a victory in the Aloha Section PGA Pro-Pro Championship yesterday at Royal Ka'anapali Course on Maui.

Sasada's bunker shot on the final hole hit the flag and stopped two feet from the hole. He saved par to salvage a one-shot victory over Glenn Tamagawa, of Wailua Golf Shop, and Tom Freestone, of Princeville Makai. The winning team shot 2-under-par 69 in windy final-round conditions, one of just three sub-par scores the final day. Their two-day score was 132.

Tamagawa and Freestone had already finished with birdie on the final hole and the day's best round, a 68.

Sasada and Nelson led going into the final round after shooting a 7-under-par 63 Sunday at Ka'anapali Kai. They won $1,800.

Maui's Brandon Stengel and David Havens (70-136) were third, KMR School of Golf's Kevin Ralbovsky and John Hearn (70-137) were fourth.


Honolulu's Allisen Corpuz shot a 76 yesterday to finish fifth at the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Corpuz was the highest finisher among 12 Hawai'i golfers who competed in the event.

She competed in the girls 12-13 division, with her three-day total being 76-72-76—224.

Corpuz won the girls 10-11 division in 2008.