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Posted on: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mid-Pacific's rally stuns Punahou, 13-12


By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Mid-Pacific's Marcus Doi throws the ball to first base to get Punahou's Michael Suiter in the fourth inning at MPI's Damon Field. Doi singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh in the 13-12 victory.

NORMAN SHAPIRO | The Honolulu Advertiser

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The wild and intense chase for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's baseball first-round title will fittingly be extended by one more day.

Freshman Marcus Doi's bases-loaded bloop single to right field scored Tyler Yoshizawa from third base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning yesterday to lift Mid-Pacific to a pulsating 13-12 victory over visiting Punahou.

MPI finished the ILH first round at 7-1, tied for first place with Saint Louis (7-1). Saint Louis defeated Damien, 2-0, earlier yesterday afternoon. Mid-Pac and Saint Louis will meet in a one-game playoff at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ala Wai Field, with the winner clinching the first-round title and automatic state tournament berth.

Six-time defending state champion Punahou (5-2-1) led yesterday's game 5-0 in the first inning and 11-5 in the third, but MPI rallied back both times, eventually taking a 12-11 lead in the bottom of the sixth. The Buffanblu then tied it at 12-12 in the top of the seventh.

"We're a fighting team, and the game is not over until the seventh inning," said Doi, who was also the winning pitcher after 4 2/3 innings of relief. "We knew we had the heart to come back, and we had some clutch hits and made some clutch plays."

After Punahou tied it at 12-12 in the top of the seventh on Michael Suiter's run-scoring single to center field, Doi induced a forceout to second and one batter later a popup to first to end the inning.

In the bottom half, Yoshizawa led off with a single to left, and Justin Protacio followed with a ground single to center, advancing Yoshizawa to third. Nik Alarcio was then intentionally walked to load the bases, and Ryan Muraoka popped out to short right field in foul territory, holding Yoshizawa at third.

On a 1-0 pitch, Doi then poked a blooper to right just in front of charging right fielder Jeremy Ioane, and Yoshizawa easily scored standing up ahead of the throw.

"It was a slider away, and Coach (Dunn Muramaru) had been telling me to look at that all day," Doi said. "I just sat back on it and took it to right field. Sometimes something small can be the biggest thing."

The single ended a nearly three-hour roller coaster of a game which started with Suiter's leadoff home run in the first inning. That sparked a five-run rally, but the Owls got a run back in the bottom half and then scored four runs on three hits and two errors in the second to tie it at 5-5.

The Buffanblu struck back in the third with six runs on three hits and two errors to make it 11-5. But Mid-Pac again rallied back, scoring five runs in the fourth on five hits highlighted by Jordan Obata's two-run double to close the margin to 11-10.

"We tried to hold them down, but they put the ball in play and we couldn't get outs," Punahou coach Eric Kadooka said.

The Owls took a 12-11 lead in the sixth after three hits, two errors, two passed balls and a wild pitch. The Buffanblu then tied it again in the seventh after Ryan Yamane led off with a walk, advanced to second on Brent Fukushima's sacrifice bunt and scored on Suiter's single.

"This is a good fun place," Muramaru said of MPI's Damon Field. "But it's scary, too, because you're never out of it."

PUNAHOU (5-2-1) 500 600 112 9 4

MID-PACIFIC (7-1) 140 502 113 16 1

Tyler Kanazawa, Jacob Ellis (2), Scott Peters (6), Alaka'i Aglipay (6) and Kaiana Eldredge; Ryan Muraoka, Lawrence Chew (2), Marcus Doi (3) and Dane Fujinaka. W Doi. L Aglipay.

Leading hitters Punahou: Michael Suiter 2-4, home run, 3 RBIs; Ryan Yamane 2-2, 2 RBIs; Matthew Barrett-Wright single, 2 RBIs. Mid-Pacific: Doi 2-4, double, 3 RBIs; Jordan Obata 3-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs; Justin Protacio 3-4, RBI; Tyler Yoshizawa 3-4; Nick Alarcio 2-3.

KAMEHAMEHA 26, PAC WEST 2

Christian Akana hit a home run and drove in six runs and the Warriors had 16 hits in their win over Pac West that was shortened to 4 1/2 innings because of the mercy rule at Ala Wai Field.

Alii Pedrina had three RBIs, Kash Kalohelani and Alika McGuire had two RBIs apiece for Kamehameha. Evan Fujimoto had three hits and two RBIs for Pac West.

PAC WEST (1-7) 0 0 0 02 2 5 6

KAMEHAMEHA (4-3) 4(17)4 1X26 16 1

Corey Nakamura, Alec Kimura (2), Kellen Abe (2), W. Micah Oakland-Witty (3), Shayne Nakagawa (4) and Nakagawa, Frank Perkins (3). Keanu Sato, Joey Chun (2), Anthony Boorengasser (3), Harley Holt (4), Bryson Kenolio (5) and Moku Kukonu, Kaulana Smith. W Holt. L Nakamura.

Leading hitters Pac West: Evan Fujimoto 3-3, 2 RBIs; W. Micah Witty double. Kamehameha: TC Campbell triple, 2 runs; Kash Kalohelani 2-2, triple, 2 RBIs; Jacob Meyer triple, 2 runs; Kewby Meyer double; Christian Akana homer, 3 runs, 6 RBIs; Alika McGuire 2-5, triple, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Alii Pedrina 2-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.

SAINT LOUIS 2, DAMIEN 0

Kalei Contrades fired a two-hitter and Derek Nakasato doubled as the Crusaders beat the Monarchs at Ala Wai Field.

DAMIEN (2-5) 000 000 00 2 5

SAINT LOUIS (7-1) 001 010 X2 6 1

Isaac Ventura and Alan Mohika. Kalei Contrades and Moses Samia. W Contrades. L Ventura.

Leading hitter Saint Louis: Derek Nakasato double.

PAC-FIVE 13, MARYKNOLL 1

Landry Kiyabu scattered five hits and Ryan Uenten drove in four runs as the Wolfpack beat the Spartans at Ala Wai Field.

Aaron Nagamine had three RBIs, Keenan Shigematsu added three hits and Royce Yamaki had two hits for Pac-Five.

PAC-FIVE (3-5) 051 00713 11 0

MARYKNOLL (1-7) 001 000 1 5 3

Landry Kiyabu and Bryson Kihara. Aaron Tom, Craig Shoji (2), Matthew Hara (5), Brandon Hinck (6), Tyler Todd (6), Jarren Chun (6) and David Nishiki. W Kiyabu. L Tom.

Leading hitters Pac-Five: Aaron Nagamine 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Ryan Uenten 2-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Keenan Shigematsu 3-3; Noa Okinaka double; Royce Yamaki 2-3, 2 runs. Maryknoll: Kyle Hirata double; Trevor Saiki 2-3.

OIA

KAPOLEI 11, CAMPBELL 2

Cody Kamei pitched a seven-hitter, Brandon Damas batted 3 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBIs as the host Hurricanes handed the Sabers their first league loss in an OIA Red West game.

Kamei, a knuckle-ball pitcher, walked two and struck out six.

Michael Filio scored three times and drove in two, Kamei had two RBIs and Christian Estabillo scored twice for Kapolei.

CAMPBELL (5-1) 002 000 0 2 7 0

KAPOLEI (3-5) 331 004X11 14 0

Robert Kahana, Kaeo Kapana (5) and Chadwick Kaalekahi. Cody Kamei and Brandon Damas. W Kamei. L Kahana.

Leading hitters Campbell: Don Gallano 2-4; Kahana 2-run homer. Kapolei: Michael Filio 2-3, triple, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Damas 3-4, double, triple, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Kamei 3-4, 2 RBIs; Christian Estabillo 2-3, solo homer, 2 runs.

Reported by Tom Ebanez

LEILEHUA 11, WAI'ANAE 10

Aaron Higa hit a bases-loaded single to left to plate two runs, and Jeremy Sugitan scored the winning run when the relay throw to the plate got past the catcher in the bottom of the seventh for the Mules.

Jake Bapista and Cyrus Ahquin scored on the play prior to Sugitan at Hans L'Orange Park in an OIA Red West game.

Daniel Medrano and Chrenston Kauwe drove in three runs apiece for Wai'anae, which led 9-1 in the second.

WAI'ANAE (2-6) 090 000 110 12 2

LEILEHUA (3-5) 111 031 411 10 3

Alan Ibanez, Daniel Medrano (5), Jobe Cabral (7) and Austin Reese. Kenan Sadanaga, Cyrus Ahquin (7) and Aaron Higa. W Ahquin. L Cabral .

Leading hitters Wai'anae: Ibanez double, 2 RBIs; Medrano 2-5, double, 3 RBIs; Josh Naki 2-3, 3 runs; Chrenston Kauwe 2-4, double, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Reese 3-4, double, 2 RBIs. Leilehua: Wayne Pacheco 2 runs; Sadanaga 2 runs; Jake Baptista 2 runs; Bronson Smithe double, 2 RBIs; Ahquin 2-3, 2 runs; Jeremy Sugitan homer, 2 runs; Higa 2-4, 4 RBIs.

Reported by Lane Watanuki

PEARL CITY 19, 'AIEA 2, 5 INN.

No details for this OIA Red West game reported before this edition's deadline.

CASTLE 11, KALANI 5CASTLE 6, KALANI 3, 10 INNS.

Brandon Higa and Keola Jarrett had three hits apiece as the host Knights completed a sweep of the Falcons in an OIA Red East doubleheader.

In the first game, Tyler Kon and Garrett Paredes each had two RBIs.

KALANI (1-2) 003 002 0 5 5 3

CASTLE (3-4) 003 413 X11 8 2

Kiel Odo, Devin Lee (3), Joey Asuncion (7) and Chase Sumida. Sheamus Yoneshige and Brede Kochi. W Yoneshige. L Lee.

Leading hitters Kalani: Gavin Okada 2-3; Matthew Murakami double. Castle: Tyler Kon triple, 2 RBIs; Keola Jarrett double; Froy Smith double; Garrett Paredes triple, 2 RBIs.

CASTLE (4-4) 001 101 000 36 12 4

KALANI (1-3) 300 000 000 03 6 0

Nick Oreta, Keola Jarrett (5) and Robert Fram. Bryson Shiraishi, Cal Sumida (4), Chase Sumida (10) and Kiel Odo. W Jarrett. L Ch. Sumida.

Leading hitters Castle: Brandon Higa 3-4, triple, 2 RBIs; Jarrett 3-5, double, 2 RBIs; Tyler Kon 2-4; Hans Reppuhn double. Kalani: Devin Lee 2-4, 2 RBIs; Odo 2-3; Ryan Ige 2-5.

Reported by Brent Taniguchi

KAHUKU 9, FARRINGTON 8

KAHUKU 12, FARRINGTON 3

Samson Mamizuka's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth lifted the Red Raiders over the Governors in the first game of an OIA White doubleheader.

In the second game, Iukini Hughes and Michael Sabido scattered three hits and the Red Raiders pounded out 18 hits against the Governors.

FARRINGTON (2-4) 040 010 118 5 4

KAHUKU (2-4) 132 001 029 8 2

Paul Reyes and Mark Jamorchan. J.J. Nozawa, Michael Sabido (8) and Samson Mamizuka. W Nozawa. L Reyes. S Sabido.

Leading hitters Farrington: Bryston Boctolero 2-5; Bradley Parras RBI. Kahuku: Tainui Nagy 2-3, 2 runs; Nozawa 2-4, triple, run; Marcus Mata'o 2-3, 2 runs; Mamizuka double, RBI.

KAHUKU (3-4) 221 520 012 18 0

FARRINGTON (2-5) 300 000 0 3 3 2

Iukini Hughes, Michael Sabido (6) and Joe Nozawa. Bryston Boctoclero, Lester Alcaje (6) and Shane Machado. W Hughes. L Boctolero.

Leading hitters Kahuku: Tainui Nagy 2-4, 2 runs; Mike Linh 2-4, double; Nozawa 3-3, double, triple, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Sabido 2-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Hughes 3-3; Mata'o 2-3, 2 runs; Kaipo Pearl 2-4, triple.

KAILUA 9, KALāHEO 1

Kailua 14, Kalāheo 4

Alika Ramseyer-Ho and Kahaku Iaea combined on a three-hitter and Bryson Dymond hit a home run as the Surfriders went on to sweep the host Mustangs in an OIA Red East doubleheader.

In the second game, Dymond, Rusty Choy Foo and Ryan McMonigle combined on a four-hitter, and McMonigle drove in three runs in Kailua's win.

KAILUA (4-1) 104 111 19 12 1

KALĀHEO (0-5) 100 000 01 3 5

Alika Ramseyer-Ho, Kahaku Iaea (6) and Alan Baldwin. Chris Palmer and Justin Pagan. W Ramseyer-Ho. L Palmer.

Leading hitters Kailua: Bryson Dymond 2-4, triple, homer; Ryan McMonigle 3-4, 3 runs; Kory Sasaoka 3-3, triple, 2 runs; Ramseyer-Ho 2-4, triple; Baldwin triple, 2 RBIs. Kalāheo: Palmer 2-3.

KALĀHEO (0-6) 013 004 4 2

KAILUA (5-1) 030 9214 12 1

Luke Pauli, Nathan Milca (4), Dylan Schmeding (4) and Justin Pagan. Bryson Dymond, Rusty Choy Foo (3), Ryan McMonigle (5) and Alan Baldwin. W Choy Foo. L Paulie.

Leading hitters Kalāheo: Pagan double. Kailua: Kory Sasaoka double; Dymond 2-4, double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; McMonigle 2-3, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Jared Iha 2 RBIs; Jared Matsumoto 2-3, double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Elia Lono 2-3, 2 runs; Riejg Aw-Chang 2 runs.

Reported by Alex Ramoca

RADFORD 5, WAIALUA 1RADFORD 18, WAIALUA 8

Dustin Phelps tossed a five-hitter with seven strikeouts as the unbeaten Rams went on to sweep the visiting Bulldogs in an OIA White doubleheader.

In the second game, Zach Lagier drove in three runs and Rylee Moore added two RBIs as the Rams had 20 hits in the win.

WAIALUA (1-5) 000 000 11 5 5

RADFORD (6-0) 100 400 X5 4 3

Justin Tantog and Christian Whittaker. Dustin Phelps and Troy Evans. W Phelps. L Tantog.

Leading hitter Waialua: Whittaker 2-3, triple.

RADFORD (7-0) 831 10518 20 3

WAIALUA (1-6) 000 0538 9 6

Stephen Horton, JB Fontenot (6) and Troy Evans. Christian Whittaker, Kekai Rivera-Albeso (2) and Mykal Guigui, Whittaker (2). W Horton. L Whittaker.

Leading hitters Radford: Christian Espenshade 2-2; Fontenot double; Roscoe Kalilikane 2-2; Jesus Tenorio Jr. 2 runs; Jobi Fontenot 2 runs; Rylee Moore 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Zach Lagier 2-2, 3 RBIs; Evans 3-3, triple; Zachary Geavons 2-3. Waialua: Guigui 3-4; Justin Tantog 2-3, double, 2 RBIs; James Onizuka 2 RBIs; Whittaker 2-3, 2 runs.

Reported by Lon Passos

KAIMUKī 13, MCKINLEY 3KAIMUKī 6, MCKINLEY 5

Chevas Takasaki doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Bulldogs completed a sweep of the host Tigers in an OIA White doubleheader.

In the first game, Kohta Nishitani went 5 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs in Kaimukī's win.

KAIMUKĪ (5-1) 423 100 313 9 6

MCKINLEY (1-5) 110 001 03 7 11

Maa Tau and Eddie Char. Roman Nelson and Rendell Cardano. W Tau. L Nelson.

Leading hitters Kaimukī: Kohta Nishitani 5-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs. McKinley: Kurtis Kometani 2-4, Cyrrus Liu 2-2.

MCKINLEY (1-6) 000 410 000 0005 2 6

KAIMUKĪ (6-1) 201 100 100 0016 10 5

Austin Arakaki, Eddie Char (6) and Pono Ayers. Kurtis Kometani, Vincent Hong (10) and Rendell Cardano. W Hong. L Char.

Leading hitters McKinley: Char 3-6, triple; Chevas Takasaki 2-4, double. Kaimukī: Cardano homer.

WAIPAHU DEF. NāNāKULI, FORFEIT

The host Marauders won the OIA White doubleheader by forfeit over the Golden Hawks.

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