Kailua sticks it to host Roosevelt, 16-5
• Photo gallery: Roosevelt vs. Kailua baseball
By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer
The O'ahu Interscholastic Association baseball regular season is winding down, and like clockwork, Kailua appears to be heating up for another strong playoff run.
The defending league runner-up Surfriders routed Roosevelt, 16-5, yesterday at Stevenson Middle School field to overtake the Rough Riders for first place in the OIA Red Conference Eastern Division at 8-2. Roosevelt, which began the week in first place at 7-1, fell to 7-3 after its second loss to Kailua in four days.
Jared Matsumoto went 3 for 4 with a triple, home run and five RBIs and leadoff batter Kory Sasaoka went 2 for 2 with four runs scored as the Surfriders took leads of 4-0 in the first inning, 8-2 in the second, 10-4 in the third and 16-4 in the fourth.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
"We knew this was a big game, pretty much for first place," said Matsumoto, a senior left-hander who also pitched the first inning. "We've been practicing hard and sticking together. Today I knew I didn't pitch well, so I had to get them back with the bat."
Matsumoto drove in Kailua's first run with a single to left field, and the Surfriders made it 4-0 after an error and Elia Lono's two-run double off the fence in right-center. The Rough Riders cut the lead in half in the bottom of the first, after Billy Kamau's RBI double and a wild pitch that scored courtesy runner Shane Miyasato from third base.
Kailua stretched the lead to 8-2 in the second on three hits highlighted by Matsumoto's two-run triple and a two-out error.
Roosevelt again cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second, after Jensen Miyasato scored on a double-play grounder and Donnevon Ito came home on a wild pitch.
But the Surfriders made it 10-4 in the third on Alan Baldwin's two-run single and then blew open the game in the fourth by scoring six runs on three hits including Matsumoto's towering two-run homer over the fence in left-center and another two-out error.
"Our sticks are finally starting to come around," Kailua coach Corey Ishigo said.
Rough Riders coach Matt Apana said his team's lack of focus proved costly. All four of their errors came with two outs, leading to 10 unearned runs.
"If we executed, I think it would have been a much different gane," Apana said. "We're young and inexperienced, but there's still no reason why we cannot come out with a better approach. We didn't make the right pitches and didn't play defense ... We can't afford to make those mistakes against a good team like Kailua."
KAILUA (8-2) 442 60 16 13 0
ROOSEVELT (7-3) 220 01 5 4 4
Jared Matsumoto, Kahaku Iaea (2) and Alan Baldwin; Jensen Miyasato, Randon Mamuad (2), Leighton Kaho'oilihala (3), Brandon Ikeda (3), Steven Hamel (4) and Cameron Fuchigami. W Iaea. L Miyasato.
Leading hitters Kailua: Matsumoto 3-4, triple, home run, 5 RBIs; Kory Sasaoka 2-2, 4 runs; Alika Ramseyer-Ho 3-4, triple; Elia Lono double, 2 RBIs, Baldwin 2 RBIs. Roosevelt: Drayson Ito 2-2; Billy Kamau double, RBI.
MOANALUA 3, KAISER 0
Todd Takabuki, Kamalu Kamoku and Jacob Fukuyama combined on a three-hitter, and Tim Arakawa hit a solo home run as Nā Menehune beat the visiting Cougars in an OIA Red East game.
Arakawa, Takabuki and Jordan Deponte had two hits apiece for Moanalua.
KAISER (5-5) 000 000 00 3 3
MOANALUA (5-5) 110 100 X3 8 0
Kekoa Torres, Shane Tsutahara (6) and Makana Lyman. Todd Takabuki, Kamalu Kamoku (5), Jacob Fukuyama (7) and Brandon Kong. W Takabuki. L Torres. SV Fukuyama
Leading hitters Kaiser: Landon Nakai double. Moanalua: Tim Arakawa 2-3, homer; Takabuki 2-3, 2 doubles; Jordan Deponte 2-3.
Reported by Erika Fukushima
KALANI 1, KALāHEO 0
Bryson Shiraishi fired a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and Matthew Murakami had two hits as the Falcons beat the host Mustangs in an OIA Red East game.
Kalani scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on an errant pick-off throw to third base.
KALANI (3-7) 000 001 01 4 1
KALĀHEO (0-10) 000 000 00 2 2
Bryson Shiraishi and Kiel Odo. Chris Palmer and Justin Pagan. W Shiraishi. L Palmer.
Leading hitter Kalani: Matthew Murakami 2-3.
Reported by Alex Racoma
LEILEHUA 4, KAPOLEI 3
Kenan Sadanaga, Jeremy Sugitan, Alfred Paas, Lopaka Chandler and Ryan Gomes had two hits apiece as the host Mules beat the Hurricanes in an OIA Red West game.
Christian Estabillo had two hits and two RBIs for Kapolei.
KAPOLEI (3-7) 000 210 0–3 6 4
LEILEHUA (5-6) 021 010 X–4 11 3
Michael Filio and Brandon Damas, William Leskovec (6). Lawrence Paas, Kenan Sadanaga (6) and Aaron Higa. W L. Paas. L Filio.
Leading hitters Kapolei: Christian Estabillo 2-3, triple, 2 RBIs; Trey Kamachi double. Leilehua: Sadanaga 2-3; Jeremy Sugitan 2-4; Alfred Paas 2-3, 2 doubles; Lopaka Chandler 2-3; Ryan Gomes 2-3, double.
Reported by Lane Watanuki
PEARL CITY 13, CAMPBELL 2
Chace Numata and Chevas Numata combined on a three-hitter, Austin Bali hit a home run, and Reid Ramos drove in four runs as the Chargers beat the Sabers in an OIA Red West game at Central O'ahu Regional Park.
Chadwick Kaalekahi hit a home run and drove in two runs for Campbell.
PEARL CITY (10-0) 204 102 413 11 2
CAMPBELL (6-4) 000 200 0 2 3 5
Chace Numata, Chevas Numata (6) and Royce Murai. Robert Kahana, Eddie Gascon (5), Matt Joao (7) and Chadwick Kaalekahi. W Chace Numata. L Kahana.
Leading hitters Pearl City: Jordan Oshiro double, 3 runs; Chace Numata triple, 2 RBIs; Chevas Numata 2 runs; Austin Bali 2-4, homer, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Kahana Neal 3-4, double; Reid Ramos 2-3, 4 RBIs. Campbell: Kaalekahi homer, 2 RBIs; Mike Memea double.
Reported by Rory Pico
MILILANI 16, 'AIEA 5
Jared Ichimura drove in four runs and Chad Bolibol batted 4 for 4 with three RBIs as the Trojans beat host Nā Ali'i in an OIA Red West game.
Kainoa Ahsing-Kaahanui went 2 for 2 with four RBIs for 'Aiea.
MILILANI (5-3) 201 02– 5 6 0
'AIEA (3-6) 304 9X–16 14 1
Kaulana Wong, Trevor Ling (3), Remi Davenport (5) and Woodin. Cody Mark, Tommy Moreno (4) and Jacob Matsukawa. W Mark. L Wong.
Leading hitters Mililani: Chad Bolibol 4-4, 2 doubles, 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Andrew Benitez 3-4, double, 2 runs; Kacey Miyasato double, 2 runs; Peter McMahon 2 runs; Tanner Nakasone 2-2, 2 runs; Jared Ichimura double, 4 RBIs. 'Aiea: Chase Aquino 3 runs; Owen Fuellas 2 runs; Kainoa Ahsing-Kaahanui 2-2, double, 4 RBIs.
Reported by Mark Hirayama
RADFORD 5, WAIPAHU 4
Dustin Phelps and Jobi Fontenot combined on a three-hitter and Joseph Masnas batted 2 for 2 as the Rams beat the visiting Marauders in an OIA White game.
Drake Yoshioka had two hits for Waipahu.
WAIPAHU (8-2) 110 000 24 3 4
RADFORD (10-0) 012 100 15 3 5
Cheyne Estanique, Jarrin Abreu (3) and Aldrin Padilla. Dustin Phelps, Jobi Fontenot (4) and Troy Evans. W Fontenot. L Abreu.
Leading hitters Waipahu: Drake Yoshioka 2-4, double; Sam Chee double. Radford: Joseph Masnas 2-2, 2 runs.
Reported by Lon Passos
KAHUKU 11, MCKINLEY 4
Michael Sabido, Hekili Greycochea, Ken Peters and Job Greenall had two hits apiece as the Red Raiders beat the visiting Tigers in an OIA White game.
Ryan Franzen, Rendell Cardano and Kaipo Souza had two hits each for McKinley.
MCKINLEY (2-8) 400 000 0 4 10 2
KAHUKU (6-4) 501 050 X11 12 2
Ryan Franzen, Ben Lautez (3), Roman Nelson (6) and Rendell Cardano. Iukini Hughes and Joe Nozawa, Samson Mamizuka (4). W Hughes. L Franzen.
Leading hitters McKinley: Franzen 2-3, double; Cardano 2-4, double; Kaipo Souza 2-4. Kahuku: Michael Sabido 2-2, double; Hekili Greycochea 2-2; Ken Peters 2-3; Job Greenall 2-2, double.
Reported by Roger Van Ness
KAIMUKī 13, FARRINGTON 3
Kohta Nishitani hit a grand slam in the third inning, and Pono Ayers and Tevin Nishiyama combined on a four-hitter as the host Bulldogs beat the Governors in an OIA White game.
Justin Rabago had two RBIs for Farrington.
FARRINGTON (2-8) 300 0003 4 10
KAIMUKĪ (8-2) 414 00413 8 0
Shane Machado, Paul Reyes(4) and Bryston Doctolero, Mark Jamorabon (4). Pono Ayers, Tevin Nishiyama (6) and Eddie Char, Pono Ayers (6). W Ayers. L Machado.
Leading hitters Farrington: Justin Rabago 2 RBIs. Kaimukī: Kohta Nishitani grand slam.
Reported by Brandon Baniaga
'IOLANI 15, PAC-WEST 1
Tanner Nishioka and Sean Nada both scored three times as the Raiders beat Pac-West at Central O'ahu Regional Park in five innings.
Kila Zuttermeister, Jarrett Arakawa, Kurt Yoshikawa and Westin Fabro drove in two runs apiece for 'Iolani.
The Raiders' Carlos Rodriguez and Troy Odo combined on a five-hitter.
'IOLANI (7-4, 2-2) 125 20515 14 0
PAC-WEST (1-9, 0-2) 001 001 2 5 2
Carlos Rodriguez, Troy Odo (4) and Tiras Koon, Kurt Yoshikawa. Kellen Abe, Christian Nelligan (3), Alec Kimura (4) and Frank Perkins, Shayne Nakagawa. W Rodriguez. L Abe. S Odo.
Leading hitters 'Iolani: Kila Zuttermeister 2 RBIs; Jarrett Arakawa 2-2, double, 2 RBIs; Yoshikawa 2 RBIs; Corey Gokan 2-4, double, 2 runs; Tanner Nishioka 3 runs; Sean Nada 2-2, triple, 3 runs; Sean Odo 2 runs; Westin Fabro double, 2 RBIs; Kevin Barayuga 2-2. Pac-West: Evan Fujimoto 2-2; Abe double.
MID-PACIFIC 8, KAMEHAMEHA 7
Dane Fujinaka hit a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh and Nik Alarcio was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Jordan Obata with the winning run for the host Owls.
Marcus Doi pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the victory.
Kamehameha's Bryson Kenolio batted 3 for 4 with a double, homer, three runs and three RBIs.
KAMEHAMEHA (5-4, 2-1) 402 010 07 7 1
MID-PACIFIC (9-3, 2-1) 010 210 48 10 6
Jordyn Ah Chong, Harley Holt (4), Bryson Kenolio (7) and Moku Kukonu. Kurt Okita, Kelly Meguro (1), Marcus Doi (5) and Dane Fujinaka. W Doi. L Kenolio.
Leading hitters Kamehameha: Kenolio 3-4, double, homer, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Kukonu double. Mid-Pacific: Doi 3-4, double, 2 runs; Fujinaka homer, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Jordan Obata 3-3, 2 runs; Ryan Muraoka double.
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