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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mid-Pacific holds off Punahou in ILH, 7-4

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Mid-Pacific's Lawrence Chew pitched seven innings, allowing six hits while striking out one in a 7-4 win over Punahou at Ala Wai field.

KENT NISHIMURA | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Lawrence Chew pitched a gutsy complete game, but Justin Protacio and Tyler Yoshizawa stole the show.

The junior left-handed Chew pitched into jams in part to five walks and four errors, but escaped more harm with two double plays to help No. 4 Mid-Pacific beat No. 5 Punahou, 7-4, yesterday in Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division I second-round action at Ala Wai Field.

But it was Protacio's steal of third in the fourth inning one of three for him yesterday and a throwing error from the catcher with the game tied at 3 that scored the go-ahead run for the Owls (10-3 overall, 3-1 second round).

Yoshizawa cushioned MPI's 6-4 lead in the top of the seventh with a steal of home with runners at second and third with two outs against the Buffanblu (9-4-1, 4-2). Yoshizawa said he was waiting for Eldredge, who moved from catcher to pitcher in the sixth, to see if he would pitch from the stretch or windup.

"I took a chance and it paid off," Yoshizawa said. "I popped up (after the slide). I had to sell it."

Protacio's steal came after a bit of controversy. He led off with a single, took second on Nikolas Alarcio's sacrifice and remained there when Ryan Muraoka flied out to center. Marcus Doi's apparent ground single to right scored Protacio, but he was ordered back to second, as Doi was ruled to have reached on catcher's interference.

The umpire told the official scorer that there was a protest on the catcher's interference. According to National Federation rules, the batting team has the option of accepting the result of the play (the RBI single) or take the catcher's inference, which the ball is ruled dead and the runner returns to his base. But MPI wasn't awarded the option because the latter was enforced, so Doi lost out on a 3-for-3 day.

The ruling ended up irrelevant. With Dane Fujinaka at the plate, Protacio stole third on a 2-1 count and scored on the catcher's errant throw into left field.

"I just tried to get a good jump," Protacio said. "I had to try to make something happen."

While the Owls were able to hold off the Buffanblu with single runs in each of the last four innings, it was Chew who was able to hold the lead.

"My defense was good for me today," Chew said of his defense, despite four errors. "They made a couple of double plays for me. It was huge. I just tried to throw strikes out there, make them put the ball in play."

Chew threw 115 pitches, but retired the last five in a row after giving up an RBI single to Jeremy Ioane in the sixth that pulled Punahou to 6-4.

"I've been throwing over a hundred pitches for a long time," Chew said. "During (American) Legion in the summer, I'll throw a hundred pitches twice in one week. It's just conditioning. You just have to get in good shape."

Chew gave up four runs (two earned), six hits and struck out one in seven innings.

"He won't pitch for a while," MPI coach Dunn Muramaru said.

The Owls' defense didn't help matters, as three of their four errors accounted for two unearned runs. The Owls failed to execute when they trapped a runner between third and home on a safety squeeze in the second. A throwing error to double off a runner at first after a lineout to second put runners in scoring position to set up Rick Nomura's two-run single in the third that tied the game at 3.

MID-PACIFIC (10-3, 3-1) 102 111 17 10 4

PUNAHOU (9-4-1, 4-2) 012 001 04 6 4

Lawrence Chew and Dane Fujinaka. Jacob Ellis, Ty Tirpak (3), Kaiana Eldredge (6) and Eldredge and Reece Toma. W Chew. L Tirpak.

Leading hitters Mid-Pacific: Justin Protacio 2-4, 3 SB; Marcus Doi 2-3; Dane Fujinaka 2-3. Punahou: Rick Nomura 2 RBI; Brent Fukushima triple.


David Nishiki drove in five runs, Jarren Chun went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and Jeffery Hagino had three RBIs as the Spartans outlasted PacWest at Ala Wai Field.

Shayne Nakagawa batted 3 for 5 with a home run and seven RBIs for PacWest.

PAC-WEST (1-12) 225 321 116 20 4

MARYKNOLL (2-10) 165 114 X18 16 3

Kellen Abe, Shayne Nakagawa (2), Shawne Hampton (6) and Frank Perkins. Craig Shoji, Gavin Oyadomari (5), Tyler Todd (7) and Spencer Young. W Oyadomari. L Nakagwa. Save Todd.

Leading hitters Pac-West Kellen Abe 3-5, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; S. Nakagawa 3-5, homer, 7 RBIs; Kyle Nakagawa 2-6, 2 runs; Daniel Muraoka 3-4, double; Hampton 2-5, double, 2 RBIs; Colin Schmidt 2-5, double; Perkins 2-3, 3 runs; Corey Nakamura 2-5, 3 runs. Maryknoll: Trevor Saiki 2-4, 3 runs; David Nishiki 2-4, triple, 5 RBIs, 2 runs; Jeffery Hagino 2-5, two doubles, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Jarren Chun 4-5, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Tyler Todd 2-4, 2 RBIs; Shoji 2-5, triple.


Derek Nakasato batted 3 for 4 and four pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Crusaders beat the Monarchs at Ala Wai Field.

Jordan Fukumoto and Kaeo Aliviado each had one double for Saint Louis.

SAINT LOUIS (13-1) 200 010 03 6 1

DAMIEN (2-8) 000 010 01 3 2

Tre Haliburton, Noa Siegfried (4), Joshua Nakamura (6), Chris Chung (7) and Dallas Correa. Jeremy Dela Cruz and Alan Mohika. W Nakamura. L Dela Cruz. SV Chung.

Leading hitters Saint Louis: Jordan Fukumoto double; Derek Nakasato 3-4; Kaeo Aliviado double. Damien: None.



Charles Kaalekahi fired a two-hitter and Chadwick Kaalekahi hit a double, triple, home run and drove in four runs, and Benny Carino had three RBIs as the host Sabers went on to sweep the Seariders in an OIA Red West doubleheader.

In the second game, Matt Joao drove in three runs, and Mike Memea and Avery Marquez had three hits apiece for Campbell.

WAI'ANAE (2-9) 000 00 0 2 2

CAMPBELL (7-4) 011 2610 11 0

Jobe Cabral, Alan Ibanez (5) and Austin Reece. Charles Kaalekahi and Chadwick Kaalekahi. W Kaalekahi. L Cabral.

Leading hitters Wai'anae: None. Campbell: Chadwick Kaalekahi 3-4, homer, triple, double, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Michael Memea 3 runs; Benny Carino 2-2, 3 RBIs.

CAMPBELL (8-4) 403 010 08 9 2

WAI'ANAE (2-10) 010 010 02 6 1

Robert Kahana, Matt Joao (2), Eddie Gascon (4), Jaris Flora (6) and Eddie Gascon, Kaeo Kapana (4), Gascon (6). Kalei Hensley, Chrenston Kauwe (4), Daniel Madrano (6) and Jobe Cabral, Austin Reece (6). W Joao. L Hensley.

Leading hitters Campbell: Kapana 2-2; Mike Memea 3-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Avery Marquez 3-4, double; Joao 2-3, triple, 3 RBIs. Wai'anae: Kana Kuiee 2-3; Lawrence 2-3.



Bryson Gabriel doubled and drove in two runs in a five-run fifth inning as the Hurricanes went on to sweep host Nā Ali'i in an OIA Red West doubleheader.

In the second game, Trey Kamachi and Micah Kincaid combined on a four-hitter and Matthew Moses hit a home run and drove in two runs for Kapolei.

KAPOLEI (4-7) 000 050 05 5 0

'AIEA (3-8) 000 300 03 7 7

Michael Filio and William Leskovec. Kaulana Wong, Travis Uyeda (5) and Brett Tanonaka. W Filio. L Wong.

Leading hitters Kapolei: Trey Kamachi double; Joshua Simmons double. 'Aiea: Chase Aquino 2-4; Trevor Ling double; Bryson Gabriel double, 2 RBIs; Owen Fuellas triple.

'AIEA (3-9) 000 000 00 4 6

KAPOLEI (5-7) 213 000 X6 3 2

Brock Asher, Remi Davenport (2), Jarin Agtang (4) and John Woodin. Trey Kamachi, Micah Kincaid (4) and Brandon Damas, William Leskovec (6). W Kamachi. L Asher.

Leading hitters 'Aiea: Kevin Shibata 2-2. Kapolei: Matthew Moses homer, 2 RBIs.



Alika Ramseyer-Ho and Kahaku Iaea combined on a five-hitter, and Ramseyer drove in three runs as the Surfriders went on to sweep the visiting Cougars in an OIA Red East doubleheader.

In the second game, Patrick Wolfe batted 2 for 3 and Kailua scored five runs in the second inning.

KAISER (5-6) 000 100 01 5 0

KAILUA (9-2) 101 016 X9 14 0

Kaipo Oamilda-Scholtz, Shane Tsutahara (6) and Makana Lyman. Alika Ramseyer-Ho, Kahaku Iaea (7) and Alan Baldwin. W Ramseyer-Ho. L Oamilda-Scholtz.

Leading hitters Kaiser: Austin Ortega 2-3,double. Kailua: Kory Sasaoka 2-4; Bryson Dymond 3-3; Ryan McMonigle double; Ramseyer-Ho 2-4, two doubles, 3 RBIs; Baldwin 2-4; Tyson Lono 2-3.

KAILUA (10-2) 050 100 06 6 0

KAISER (5-7) 011 001 03 7 3

Kea Vierra, Bobby Spencer (2), Bryson Dymond (4), Elijah Davidann (7), Rusty Choy Foo (7) and Patrick Wolfe. Royce Kuramoto, Kekoa Torres (5) and Makana Lyman. W Dymond. L Kuramoto.

Leading hitters Kailua: Kory Sasaoka double; Wolfe 2-3. Kaiser: Landon Nakai double; Lyman 2-4.

Reported by Corey Ishigo



Tatu Jarrett pitched a perfect game with eight strikeouts, Garrett Paredes drove in three runs as the Knights completed a sweep of the host Mustangs in an OIA Red East doubleheader.

In the first game, Brede Kochi, Robert Fram, Seamus Yoneshige and Hans Reppuhn each hit a home run for Castle. Yoneshige drove in four runs, and Fram had three RBIs.

CASTLE (7-4) 300 004 310 11 1

KALAHEO (0-11) 000 010 0 1 5 3

Garrett Paredes, Seamus Yoneshige (6) and Brede Kochi, Robert Fram (5). Justin Pagan, Frank Ormonde (6) and Joe Whiting. W Paredes. L Pagan.

Leading hitters Castle: Kochi 3-3, homer; Fram 2-2, homer, 3 RBIs; Chaz Kobayashi 2 runs; Yoneshige 2-4, homer, 4 RBIs; Hans Reppuhn homer; Froy Smith 2 runs. Kalāheo: Pagan 2-2.

KALAHEO (0-12) 00 0 00 0 0 4

CASTLE (8-4) 01(10) 0X11 10 0

Chris Palmer, Luke Pauli (4) and Justin Pagan. Tatu Jarrett and Brede Kochi, Manoa Medrano (4). W Jarrett. L Palmer.

Leading hitters Kalāheo: none. Castle: Kochi double, 2 RBIs; Tyler Kon 2 runs; Keola Jarrett 3-3, double, triple, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Garrett Paredes 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Seamus Yoneshige triple 2 runs.

Reported by Alex Racoma



Billy Kamau and two relievers combined on a two-hitter and Cameron Fuchigami went 2 for 3 with two doubles as the Rough Riders went on to sweep the visiting Falcons in an OIA Red East doubleheader.

In the second game, Randon Mamuad had three RBIs and Kamauu added two RBIs for Roosevelt.

KALANI (3-8) 000 000 11 2 2

ROOSEVELT (8-3) 130 110 X6 5 2

Ryan Ige, B. Valenzuela (3), Joey Asuncion (4), Cal Sumida (6) and Kiel Odo. Billy Kamau, Steven Hamel (7), Brandon Ikeda (7), Kamau (7) and Cameron Fuchigami. W Kamau. L Ige.

Leading hitters Kalani: none. Roosevelt: Fuchigami 2-3, 2 doubles; Donnevon Ito double.

ROOSEVELT (9-3) 500 210 08 6 0

KALANI (3-9) 202 000 04 9 3

Jensen Miyasato and Cameron Fuchigami. Bryson Shiraishi, Chase Sumida (2), Devin Lee (4), Kiel Odo (6) and Odo, Cal Sumida (6). W Miyasato. L Shiraishi.

Leading hitters Roosevelt: Randon Mamuad triple, 3 RBIs; Brent Tanaka 2-3; Billy Kamau 2 RBIs; Drayson Ito 2 runs. Kalani: J. Shimabukuro 2-3, double, 2 runs; Gavin Okada 2 runs; Cory Nakashima 2-3; Odo 2 RBIs.

Reported by Matt Apana