Baldwin stomps Campbell, 13-2 Punahou pummels Pearl City, 8-1
By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer
WAILUKU, Maui — Brysen Dafun pitched a four-hitter and Baldwin exploded for five runs in the fourth inning and six in the sixth last night to rout Campbell, 13-2, in the Wally Yonamine Foundation Baseball Championship quarterfinals.
The No. 3 seed and Maui Interscholastic League champ Bears improved to 14-1 in the regular and postseason and will face No. 2 seed and Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Saint Louis (17-2) in today's 4 p.m. semifinal at Iron Maehara Stadium.
Baldwin, playing on its home field, is making its first semifinal appearance since 1995, when the Bears went on to win the title.
Campbell, the O'ahu Interscholastic Association runner-up, fell to 11-6.
The Sabers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning (they were the designated home team by coin flip) after Po'o Ka'alekahi hit a one-out single to left field, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, to third on an error and scored on Kale Ka'alekahi's groundout to third.
The Bears took a 2-1 lead in the third on Brock Shishido's two-run single to left, then scored five runs in the fourth on three hits — highlighted by Kaulana Ching's two-run double and Dafun's RBI triple — two errors and a wild pitch.
Baldwin added six runs in the sixth on five hits, highlighted by James Uweko'olani's majestic three-run homer high over the left field fence.
Dafun allowed only three singles.
BALDWIN (14-1) 002 506 0— 13 11 3
CAMPBELL (11-6) 100 000 1— 2 4 4
Brysen Dafun and Dan Kinoshita. Robert Kahana, Ed Gascon (4) and Po'o Ka'alekahi W — Dafun. L — Kahana.
Leading hitters — Campbell: None. Baldwin: Brock Shishido 3-4, 3 RBIs; James Uweko'olani 2-4, home run, 3 RBIs; Kaulana Ching 3-4, double, 2 RBIs; Neil Morioka 2-5; Dafun triple, RBI.
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