Radford claims OIA White crown
• Photo gallery: OIA White baseball championship
Damon Puskarich fired a four-hitter, and Troy Evans and Joseph Mafnas had two hits apiece to help Radford rally past Waipahu, 3-2, for the O'ahu Interscholastic Association White Conference championship.
The victory at Patsy Mink Central O'ahu Regional Park left the Rams with a perfect 12-0 mark in league play and earned them the OIA's top seed and first-round bye in the Division II state tournament.
Waipahu (10-3) also has qualified for the DII state tournament.
The Marauders took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after an error andSam Chee's RBI groundout. Radford tied it in the fourth on J.B. Fontenot's run-scoring single and his delayed steal of home.
The Rans took a 3-2 lead in the sixth after Rylee Moore walked with two outs, advanced to second on Mafnas' single and Evans' RBI single to center.
Drake Yoshioka had two hits for Waipahu.
WAIPAHU (10-3) 200 000 0—2 4 0
RADFORD (12-0) 000 201 X—3 6 3
Jerry Tanupo, Sam Chee (5) and Aldrin Padilla. Damon Puskarich and Troy Evans. W — Puskarich. L — Tanupo.
Leading hitters — Waipahu: Drake Yoshioka 2-3. Radford: Evans 2-3, 1 RBI; Joseph Mafnas 2-3; Jesus Tenorio Jr. double.
KAIMUKī 6, KAHUKU 4
Chevas Takasaki batted 2 for 3 and Pono Ayers spaced five hits as the Bulldogs held off the visiting Red Raiders for third place in the OIA White Tournament.
Dallas Reis and Shawn Kitahara each doubled for Kaimukī.
KAIMUKĪ (9-3) 020 040 0—6 6 2
KAHUKU (6-7) 000 000 4—4 5 3
Pono Ayers and Eddie Char. Hekili Greycochea, Kini Hughes (6) and Sam Mamizuka, Kai Saniatan (6). W — Ayers. L — Greycochea.
Leading hitters — Kaimukī: Dallas Reis double; Chevas Takasaki 2-3, double; Shawn Kitahara double. Kahuku: Mike Sabido double.
Reported by Reid Yoshikawa
KAMEHAMEHA 7, PUNAHOU 5
Kewby Meyer batted 2 for 2 and drove in two runs, TC Campbell went 3 for 4 with two doubles as the Warriors beat the Buffanblu in an ILH game at Ala Wai Field.
Kaiana Eldredge had three hits, and Kainoa Crowell, Rick Nomura and Ryan Yamane had two hits apiece for Punahou, which totaled with 14 hits.
KAMEHAMEHA (8-5, 5-2) 221 101 0—7 6 1
PUNAHOU (10-5, 5-3) 310 000 1—5 14 4
Harley Holt, Kewby Meyer (7), Bryson Kenolio (7), Keanu Sato (7) and Moku Kukonu. Zachery Muenster, Ty Tirpak (2), Marcus Yoshii (3), Scott Peters (4), David Eldredge (7) and Reece Toma. W — Holt. L — Yoshii. Save — Sato.
Leading hitters — Kamehameha: TC Campbell 3-4, 2 doubles; Jacob Meyer double; K. Meyer 2-2, 2 RBIs; Kenolio double; Alii Pedrina 2 runs. Punahou: Eldredge 3-3; Kainoa Crowell 2-4; Rick Nomura 2-4; Ryan Yamane 2-4, double.
PAC-FIVE 6, DAMIEN 3
Adam Oshiro and Aaron Nagamine each drove in two runs, and Landry Kiyabu, Royce Fujii and Christian Morimoto combined to scatter eight hits as the Wolfpack beat the Monarchs in an ILH game at Ala Wai Field.
Bryson Kihara added two hits for Pac-Five.
PAC-FIVE (5-8) 210 200 1—6 9 3
DAMIEN (3-10) 002 001 0—3 8 3
Landry Kiyabu, Royce Fujii (6), Christian Morimoto and Bryson Kihara. Isaac Ventura, Jeremy Dela Cruz (6) and Alan Mohika. W — Kiyabu. L — Mohika. S — Morimoto.
Leading hitters — Pac-Five: Adam Oshiro double, 2 RBIs; Reyn Sugai 1 RBI; Aaron Nagamine 2 RBIs; Kihara 2-3, double. Damien: Kaluna Vasconcellos 1 RBI; DJ Dudoit 2 runs, triple.
Reported by ILH
SAINT LOUIS 15, PAC WEST 1
Joshua Nakamura, Jaris Popaca-Falefa and Kekona Mauricio combined on a four-hitter, while Jordan Fukumoto and Dallas Tumlalo each drove in two runs as the Crusaders beat Pac West in an ILH game at Ala Wai Field.
Fukumoto had three hits and Kini Enos added two RBIs for Saint Louis.
SAINT LOUIS (15-1) 513 15—15 11 1
PAC WEST (1-14) 100 00— 1 4 5
Joshua Nakamura, Jaris Popaca-Falefa (3), Kekona Mauricio (4) and Dallas Correa. Corey Nakamura, Alec Kimura (3), Shawne Hampton (5) and Shayne Nakagawa. W — J. Nakamura. L — C. Nakamura.
Leading hitters — Saint Louis: Jordan Fukumoto 3-4, double, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Chad Duyag double, 1 RBI; Moses Samia 1 RBI; Kalei Contrades 1 RBI; Ka'ai Tom 1 RBI; Dallas Tumalo 2-2, double, 3 RBIs; Kini Enos 2-2, double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Correa triple, 2 runs. Pac West: Evan Fujimoto triple.
Reported by Kelly Sakuda