Kailua walks on wild side to romp past Castle, 16-3
• Photo gallery: Castle vs. Kailua baseball
By Kyle Sakamoto
Advertiser Staff Writer
Kailua baseball players went to bat against Castle yesterday ready to swing away.
Few hittable pitches came their way, but the walks and runs sure did.
Kailua managed only five hits, but drew 17 walks and three hit by pitches in a 16-3 victory over Castle in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red East game.
"We don't like to swing at bad pitches," said Kailua coach Corey Ishigo. "We like to work the count and hit pitches that are hittable, and today we didn't have too much of that."
Heavy rain fell at certain points, but the game was completed without any delays. It was shortened to six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The conditions made it tough on everyone, especially the pitchers. Three Knights pitchers struggled through this one; while four Kailua pitchers issued six walks and hit a batter.
The most astonishing thing in the linescore is Castle actually out-hit Kailua, 6-5.
Surfriders clean-up hitter Alika Ramseyer-Ho drew walks in all five plate appearance.
"We're working on Alika being more patient at the plate because he's going up there swinging and wailing away usually at any pitch he can get a bat on," Ishigo said. "We want him to be more patient because other teams do respect him and they don't want to give him anything good to hit."
Ramseyer-Ho, a first baseman, did manage to score twice and drew two bases-loaded walks.
"I was waiting for my pitch. It never came to me," he said. "I didn't want to swing at anything that wasn't good."
Kailua's Alan Baldwin had a two-run single in the first, a sacrifice fly in the second and a two-run triple in the fourth. Baldwin came around to score on the triple after the throw from the catcher sailed past the third baseman in an attempt to get him.
"It felt good. I hit the ball good and after the throw (went into left field) I just used my speed (to score)," said Baldwin, a catcher.
Unlike Ramseyer-Ho, Ishigo wants Baldwin to be more aggressive at the plate.
"We're working on him swinging the bat earlier in the count and hitting the first good pitch," Ishigo said.
The Knights pitchers expecially struggled in Kailua's five-run second and five-run sixth.
In the second, the Surfriders' Ryan McMonigle, Ramseyer-Ho and Elia Lono drew consecutive bases-loaded walks.
In the sixth, Kailua scored without the benefit of a hit. Tyson Lono, Kory Sasaoka and Ramseyer-Ho drew bases-loaded walks, Jared Iha was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Riejg Aw-Chang scored on a passed ball. There were seven walks and one hit batsman in the inning.
"Walks will kill. Can't win with walks," said Castle coach Jason Berinobis.
Bryson Dymond worked the first 2[0xb0] innings for Kailua, Kahaku Iaea pitched the next 1 2/3 , and Kea Vierra and Jacob Cobb-Adams both worked one inning.
Seamus Yoneshige batted 2 for 2 with a double and two runs scored for Castle.
The teams will meet again tomorrow and the Knights will have top pitchers Yoneshige and Keola Jarrett available. They combined to beat Kailua last season.
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Bryson Dymond, Kahaku Iaea (3), Kea Vierra (5), Jacob Cobb-Adams and Alan Baldwin, Rusty Choy Foo (4). Aaron Kapeliela, Garrett Paredes (2), Brede Kochi (6) and Kochi, Robert Fram (6). W Kahaku. L Kapeliela.
Leading hitters Kailua: Kory Sasaoka 3 runs; Jared Iha 2 runs; Ryan McMonigle 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Alika Ramseyer-Ho 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Baldwin 2-2, triple, 5 RBIs; Riejg Aw-Chang 2 runs. Castle: Seamus Yoneshige 2-2, double, 2 runs.
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Leading hitters Kapolei: C. Kamei 2-3, RBI. Mililani: Miyasato 2-3, double, solo homer, 2 RBIs; Chad Bolibol double.
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'AIEA 4, WAI'ANAE 2
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Leading hitters Wai'anae: Josh Naki double. 'Aiea: Owen Fuellas 2 runs; Brok Asher 2-3, double, homer, 3 RBIs.
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Reported by Pat Ganeku
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