MPI softball girls stay undefeated, 3-2
• Photo gallery: Mid Pacific vs. Iolani softball
By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer
Holding firmly to a slim lead and its grip on the Interscholastic League of Honolulu softball championship race, Mid-Pacific denied 'Iolani, 3-2, yesterday in a key ILH showdown at Ala Wai Field.
Sophomore ace Keiki Carlos ended the game on a strikeout with the tying run on second base as MPI, the league's first-round champ, improved to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in the second round.
The Raiders, first-round runner-up, fell to 7-3, 1-1.
Carlos and the Owls entered the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead, but 'Iolani's Ka'ili Taniguchi reached on a one-out error, advanced to second on a groundout and then scored on Kim Souza's single to right field.
Kryn Masutani then reached on a dropped infield popup, advancing Souza to second.
The next batter was hit by a 3-2 pitch but was called out because she swung the bat.
"I was just concentrating on hitting my spots, not too overpowering," said Carlos, a right-hander who allowed six hits and finished with three strikeouts. "(The Raiders) can hit real good, they're always a strong hitting team, so I had to work hard."
Mid-Pac took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning after Tasi Docktor singled with one out, advanced to third after an error and scored on Kaydi Kochi's single. The Owls made it 2-0 in the third on Docktor's solo home run to left field, then 3-0 in the fourth after Corrie Murashige led off with a single to center and scored on Tori Hamura's triple into the right-center gap.
'Iolani cut it to 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth after Masutani led off with a double, advanced to third on Marisa Terayama's groundout and scored on Kaulawena Reis-Moniz's grounder to second.
The Raiders got their leadoff batter aboard in the fifth and loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, only to come up empty both times.
"We came out flat today," 'Iolani coach Lance Watanabe said. "We didn't come up with the big hit when we needed to. We put the ball in play, but Keiki is a tough pitcher."
MID-PACIFIC (9-0, 2-0) 101 100 0 — 3 7 3
'IOLANI (7-3, 1-1) 000 100 1 — 2 6 3
Keiki Carlos and Kaydi Kochi; Nani Taniguchi and Kryn Masutani. W — Carlos. L — Taniguchi.
Leading hitters — Mid-Pacific: Tasi Docktor 3-3, home run, 2 runs; Tori Hamura triple, RBI. 'Iolani: Kim Souza 3-4, RBI; Masutani double.
PAC-FIVE 4, PUNAHOU 1
Sheridan Mahelona scattered nine hits and Cassandra Koja drove in two runs as the Wolfpack won their first Interscholastic League of Honolulu softball game of the season.
PAC-FIVE (1-7) 030 010 0 —4 8 2
PUNAHOU (7-4) 010 000 0 —1 9 2
Sheridan Mahelona and Cassandra Koja. Jasmine Ioane and Kayla Shimoda. W — Mahelona. L — Koja.
Leading hitters — Pac-Five: Quirena Natividad 2-4, RBI; Kylee Yamamoto 2-4; Kailyn Osaki 2-3, RBI; Aja Keyes double; Koja double, 2 RBIs. Punahou: Dori Leong 3-4; Shimoda 2-4; Reina Furuya 2-4, double.
Reported by Cecil Hasegawa
ST. FRANCIS 5, MARYKNOLL 2
Kelcee Santos, Kayla Sakamoto, Keala Bertulfo and Kamaka Silva each had two hits and Sakamoto and Shealee Koki combined on a two-hitter as the host Saints beat the Spartans.
MARYKNOLL (3-6) 000 110 0—2 2 1
ST. FRANCIS (3-5) 002 120 X—5 11 3
Kristy Yamasaki, Briana Guro (5) and Carolann Toyama. Kayla Sakamoto, Shealee Koki (7) and Kelsie Hee. W — Sakamoto. L — Yamasaki.
Leading hitters — Maryknoll: none. St. Francis: Kelcee Santos 2-3, 2 doubles; Sakamoto 2-3, double, triple; Keala Bertulfo 2-3; Hee double; Kamaka Silva 2-3.
Reported by Jen Scott
KAMEHAMEHA 11, SACRED HEARTS 2
Leana Naki-Kanohi went 3 for 4 with a homer, Kahea Taniguchi had three hits and Marche Llanos homered to lead the visiting Warriors past the Lancers.
KAMEHAMEHA (6-4) 300 205 1—11
SACRED HEARTS (1-8) 002 000 0— 2
Jamie Millwood and Marche Llanos. J. Waraoka and V. Simpson. W — Millwood. L — Waraoka.
Leading hitters — Kamehameha: Tia Perreia triple; Kahea Taniguchi 3-4; Llanos 2-4, homer; Leana Naki-Kanohi 3-4, homer, double; Nohea Keaunui-Gould 2-3, double. Sacred Hearts: M. Uchida 2-4.
Reported by Aloha Yamaguchi
OIA SOFTBALL RED WEST
WAI'ANAE 6, MILILANI 4
Aukai Hauhio hit a home run and drove in two runs, and Samantha Kuakini added two RBIs and Kyree Naiwi had three hits, including two doubles, as the Seariders beat visiting Mililani on Tuesday.
MILILANI (6-3) 100 000 3 — 4 9 2
WAI'ANAE (7-2) 202 200 X — 6 7 1
Alysia Madison, T.J. Fernandez(4) and Rebecca Lee. Piilani Keopuhiwa and Kristi Keomalu. W — Keopuhiwa. L — Madison.
Leading hitters — Mililani: Kristi Oshiro 1-4, double; Lee 2-4, double; Andi Feliz 1-4, double, RBI; Cheyenne Koki double; Casey Oshiro 3-3, 2 doubles, triple. Wai'anae: Samantha Kuakini 2 RBIs; Kyree Naiwi 3-4, 2 doubles, RBI; Aukai Hauhio 2-3, home run, 2 RBIs; Tiani Hensley 1-3, double; Kaio Kamai 2-3
Reported by Lincoln Naiwi
KAMEHAMEHA 12, PAC-WEST 2
Bryson Kenolio had three hits and three RBIS, and Jacob Meyer had two hits and two RBIs, powering the Warriors to an Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball victory.
KAMEHAMEHA (5-4, 3-1) 333 03—12 9 1
PAC-WEST (1-10, 0-3) 101 00— 2 3 2
Brennan Doane-Alcos, Keanu Sato (3) and Moku Kukonu, Kaulana Smith. Shawne Hampton, Corey Nakamura (3) and Shayne Nakagawa. W — Sato. L — Hampton.
Leading hitters — Kamehameha: Jacob Meyer 2-3, double, 2 RBIs; Bryson Kenolio 3-4, 3 RBIs. Pac-West: Kyle Nakagawa RBI.
OIA BASEBALL RED EAST
MOANALUA 12, KALANI 1
Timothy Arakawa and Dae Yang Kim combined on a three-hitter, Ryan Cortes went 3 for 3, and Miles Higa and Evan Horio each drove in two runs to power host Nā Menehune past the Falcons in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red East game.
KALANI (3-7) 000 01— 1 3 3
MOANALUA (7-5) 013 8X—12 11 1
Kiel Odo, Joey Asuncion (4), Cal Sumiday (5) and Chase Sumida, Kiel Odo (4). Timothy Arakawa, Dae Yang Kim (4) and Austin Inabata. W — Aarakawa. L — Odo.
Leading hitters — Kalani: none. Moanalua: Inabata 2-3; Arakawa double, 1 RBI; Ryan Cortes 3-3, 1 RBI; Todd Takabuki double; Miles Higa double, 2 RBIs; Jordan Deponte double, 1 RBI; Evan Horio double, 2 RBIs.
Reported by Erika Fukushima
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