Kamehameha squeaks past 'Iolani, 5-4
• Photo gallery: Kamehameha vs. Iolani softball
By Kyle Sakamoto
Advertiser Staff Writer
Two outs, final inning, potential winning run at third base.
Never hurts to have some serious speed at the plate.
Tia Perreira legged out an infield single to score Keanu Au with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Kamehameha beat 'Iolani, 5-4, in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu softball game at Central O'ahu Regional Park.
"I had two strikes and I was just thinking, 'Gotta do whatever it takes to win,' " said Perreira, who hit lead off. "I kind of had a feeling (the shortstop) was going to get it, so I just ran my hardest all the way to first."
Au led off the inning by reaching on a fielding error by the second baseman. Marche Llanos sacrificed her to second and Au reached third on a fly out to right.
On a 1-2 pitch, Perreira hit a grounder to the back-hand side of the shortstop, who fired low and late to first.
"She has awesome speed," said Kamehameha coach Aloha Yamaguchi. "She's looking for extra bases or getting that timely hit. She came up clutch in the bottom of the seventh. All we needed from her was a base hit and with her speed I knew she was going to get there."
It was a back-and-fourth game.
'Iolani led 2-0 after the top of the sixth; Kamehameha took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth; and 'Iolani tied it at 4-4 in the top of the seventh.
In the Kamehameha sixth, Perreira and Nohea Keaunui-Gould singled, and Kulia Kaluhiokalani walked to load the bases with no outs for Jamie Millwood. 'Iolani switched pitchers, and Millwood drilled a 3-1 pitch to right-center for a double to score all three runners.
"That felt really good because I knew my team needed me at that point," said Millwood, the clean-up hitter. "I just had to do what I had to do. I knew we were going to break through. I was just waiting for one. We had the attitude the whole time that we were going to win the game."
Millwood, who advanced to third on the throw to the plate, later scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2.
'Iolani had the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh and Kryn Masutani at the plate. On a 1-1 pitch, Masutani hit a blooper down the line just out of the reach of the Kamehameha right fielder. Pinch runner Kirstyn Namba and Kaleen Terayama scored on the play to tie it at 4-4.
"Kryn is a clutch player," said 'Iolani coach Lance Watanabe. "Last year she did the same thing and I'm sure this year she'll have many more clutch hits."
Kamehameha's Millwood, a senior right-hander, pitched an eight-hitter with 10 stikeouts.
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Nani Taniguchi, Chelsea Nakai (6) and Kryn Masutani. Jamie Millwood and Fraser Ann Fellezs. W Millwood. L Nakai.
Leading hitters'Iolani: Kimberlee Souza 2-4; Masutani 2-4, 2 RBIs. Kamehameha: Tia Perreira 2-4; Millwood double, 3 RBIs.
PUNAHOU 2, ST. FRANCIS 1
Jasmine Ioane pitched a four-hitter and the Buffanblu scored a run in the top of the seventh to beat the Saints at CORP.
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ST. FRANCIS (0-2) 100 000 01 4 1
Jasmine Ioane and Kayla Shimoda. Shealee Koki and Briana Tovio-Asato. W Ioane. L Koki.
Leading hitters Punahou: Mysha Sataraka 2-2; Kylie Popovich 2-3; Reina Furuya 2-4; Kayla Shimoda 2-4. St. Francis: Chelsea Kaluhiokalani 2-3.
Reported by Paul Smith
Maryknoll 4, Sacred Hearts 2
Mid-Pacific 6, Pac-Five 0
OIA RED EAST
ROOSEVELT 10, KAIMUKī 4
Lianna Bajarin fired a one-hitter and Kamalei Pitoy, Leani Berinobis and Lindsay Takekawa had two hits apiece as the host Rough Riders beat the Bulldogs in a game shortened by the mercy rule.
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ROOSEVELT (2-0) 020 3510 9 1
Ehlen Awaya and Mikki Morihara. Lianna Bajarin and Lindsay Takekawa. W Bajarin. L Awaya.
Leading hitters Roosevelt: Kamalei Pitoy 2-3; Leani Berinobis 2-3; Takekawa 2-3, double; Bajarin triple.
Reported by Kodie Akamine
MOANALUA 14, FARRINGTON 4
Doriann Sugai went 3 for 5, Hope Arakawa added two hits and Peyton Buen drove in four runs as Nā Menehune beat the host Governors.
Natasha Miller tripled and drove in three runs for Farrington.
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FARRINGTON (0-2) 103 000 45 14
Peyton Buen and Jaimee Tabangay. Seaana Kaapa-Napuloa and Kinciana Ngiralmau. W Buen. L Kaapa-Napuloa.
Leading hitters Moanalua: Doriann Sugai 3-5; Hope Arakawa 2-3; Buen 4 RBIs. Farrington: Natasha Miller triple, 3 RBIs.
Reported by Kristie Morikawa
OIA RED WEST
WAI'ANAE 11, PEARL CITY 1
The Seariders remained unbeaten by taking an 8-1 lead after six innings and rolling past the host Chargers.
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PEARL CITY (0-2) 000 001 0 1 5 7
W. Keopuhiwa and K. Keomalu. S. Rodriguez, C. Ahlo (5) and T. Walker. W Keopuhiwa. L Rodriguez.
Leading hitters Wai'anae: Savini 2-5, 2 runs; Naiwi 2-5. Pearl City: Ahlo 2-3.
Reported by Keoke Behic
WAIALUA 4, KAISER 2
Karina Bayudan scattered eight hits and went 2 for 3 at the plate, and Alyssiah Hernandez added two hits as the host Bulldogs beat the Cougars.
Mele Adams and Jadie Karratti-Abordo had two hits apiece for Kaiser.
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WAIALUA (1-1) 020 200 X48 9
Shaydon Apela-Moku, Shana Mook (2), Apela-Moku (5) and Sadie Karratti-Abordo. Karina Bayudan and Jessica Temblor. W Bayudan. L Apela-Moku.
Leading hitters Kaiser: Mele Adams 2-4, Jadie Karratti-Abordo 2-4. Waialua: Alyssiah Hernandez 2-4, Bayudan 2-3, Michaela Chalker RBI.
Reported by Marilyn Keao
KALāHEO 7, RADFORD 6
Teone Farley-Mahoe and Tiffany Harada had two hits apiece as the host Mustangs fended off the Rams.
Samantha Poe and Brayanne Moe led Radford with two hits apiece.
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KALāHEO (2-0) 140 200 07
Amanda Nicholas, Erin Larrant and Ilona Peterson. Sarah Fitzherbert, Teone Farley-Mahoe (6) and Tiffany Harada. W Fitzherbert. L Larrant.
Leading hitters Radford: Samantha Poe 2-5, double; Brayanne Moe 2-4, 2 double. Kalāheo: Teone Farley-Mahoe 2-4, triple, Tiffany Harada 2-4.
Reported by John Spencer