DAY 2: HHSAA State Baseball Championships

'Iolani's Trevor Ichimura threw a perfect four innings and didn't allow a ball out of the infield in the Raiders' 11-1 win over Kalani in the first round of the state baseball tournament. Photo by Kat Wade/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

No. 1 overall seed Baldwin will try to break a trend that hasn’t been kind to the top seed in recent years of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championships.

Eight of the last nine state tournament have seen the No. 1 overall seed lose their first game of the tournament. Only Campbell in 2015 was victorious during that stretch and those Sabers went on to win the state title.

Four more games at Les Murakami Stadium in Division I today begin with a 10 a.m. matinee between those Campbell Sabers and BIIF champion Waiakea.

GAME 6: Waiakea 6, Campbell 2
Experienced Warriors return to state semifinals
GAME 7: ‘Iolani 12, Mililani 8
Scorching hot Raiders into the semis
GAME 8: Baldwin 8, Punahou 7
Baldwin’s Hoopii runs down rare win for No. 1 seed
GAME 9: Kailua 6, Mid-Pacific 1
Prepared Kailua team gets big blast from Neves


Kailua 6, Mid-Pacific 1

at Les Murakami Stadium
Kailua (14-3) 001 002 3 — 6 9 1
Mid-Pacific (15-4) 001 000 0 — 1 3 0
Stone Parker and Kalua Neves. Shion Matsushita, Shane Adams (7) and Kyle Layugan. W—Parker. L—Matsushita.
Leading hitters—Kail: Jalen Ah Yat 3-3, 2 RBIs; Neves 1-2, 2-run HR; Kyle Layugan 2b.

Stone Parker: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Shion Matsushita: 6 2/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
— Shane Adams: 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

BOT 7: Ah Yat’s third hit of the game drives in another and Kalua Neves blasts a two-run homer over the wall in right field for a 6-1 lead. It’s the first home run hit in a winners bracket state tournament game at Les Murakami Stadium since Campbell’s Dewayne Sprinkel in the 2015 state final.

TOP 6: Dylan Kurahashi-Choy Foo with a one-out, line-drive single to left center to score pinch runner Shane Kalawaia and the Surfriders are up 2-1. Bryson Ballesteros bloops a hit behind the bag at first for a single to load the bases with one out. Dakota Kadooka plates another with an RBI groundout. 3-1.

BOT 3: Parker issues his first two walks and Jacob Yoshino singles through the left side to drive in Breyndon Nakamura and it’s tied. Parker gets two fly balls to center and MPI leaves runners at second and third.

TOP 3: The Surfriders get on the board first as Matthew Kaleiohi singles, steals second and third and scores on Jalen Ah Yat‘s two-out RBI single through the right side.

Kailua: Stone Parker
Baldwin Shion Matsushita


Baldwin 8, Punahou 7

at Les Murakami Stadium
Punahou (13-7) 000 601 0 — 7 13 3
Baldwin (14-1) 510 200 x — 8 10 0
Kyle Uemura, Matt McConnell (4) and Ryan Nishi. Kaipo Haole, Roy Meinen (6) and Cade Kalehuawehe. W—Haole. L—Uemura. S—Meinen.
Leading hitters—Pun: Jake Tsukada 2-4, 3b, 2 RBIs, run; Kirk Terada-Herzer 4-4, 2b, 2 runs; Asa Kurasaki 2-2, 2 bb’s, run, RBI; Ola Aina 2-3, run, RBI. Bald: Chayce Akaka 2-3, bb, 2 runs, 2 sb’s; Haku Dudoit 2 runs; Kalehuawehe 2-3, 3b, 2 RBIs; Dawson Tokishi 2 runs; Anthony Hoopii 2b, 2 RBIs; Nainoa Keahi 2 RBIs.

Kyle Uemura: 3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
— Matt McConnell: 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Kaipo Haole: 5 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
— Roy Meinen: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

TOP 7: Terada-Herzer with a two-out double and Kurasaki is at the plate. He hasn’t recorded an out in six plate appearances in this tournament. Kurasaki draws a 3-2 walk. Aina with a DEEP DRIVE to the gap in right center but Anthony Hoopii tracks it down and Baldwin survives.

TOP 6: Kirk Terada-Herzer leads off with his third hit and Asa Kurasaki draws a walk (Kurasaki now 5-for-5 with a walk in six plate appearances in the tournament). Ola Aina with a single and it’s bases loaded with nobody out. Roy Meinen on in relief. Jake Tsukada with a grounder back to the pitcher and it’s off his glove. One run is in. Fourth RBI for Tsukada. It’s 8-7. Meinen gets the next three hitters and Baldwin stays in front.

BOT 4: Uemura is pulled after a two-out error and a hit. Matt McConnell in and Nainoa Keahi hits a two-run single to give Baldwin an 8-6 lead.

TOP 4: Six hits in the inning as Punahou answers with a big-time comeback. Jake Tsukada with a three-run triple after RBI hits by Kurasaki and Aina. 6-5. Kalae Harrison with a sacrifice fly and Punahou has come ALL THE WAY BACK to make it 6-6.

BOT 2: Akaka draws a leadoff walk and scores on Kalehuawehe’s sacrifice fly to make it 6-0.

BOT 1: Baldwin off to a fast start as Chayce Akaka singles, steals second and scores on a throwing error to second on the steal. Haku Dudoit singles and Cade Kalehuawehe triples to right to score Dudoit and it’s 2-0 before an out is made. Kevin Varner with a one-out single and it’s 3-0. Anthony Hoopii absolutely smokes a two-run double to left-center and it’s 5-0.

Punahou: Kyle Uemura
Baldwin Kaipo Haole


‘Iolani 12, Mililani 8

at Les Murakami Stadium
‘Iolani (16-5-1) 115 303 1 — 12 13 1
Mililani (12-5) 300 000 5 — 8 8 4
Logan Yee, Aaron Wehrman (7) and Micah Yonamine. Ryan Anchetta, Kaiwi Winchester (3), Jason Shiigi (5), Joshua Reis (6) and Korrey Siracusa. W—Yee. L—Anchetta.
Leading hitters—Iol: Micah Yonamine 2-4, bb, 2b; Shane Sasaki 4-4, 2b, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Cade Yonamine 2-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Micah Miyahira 2b, run, RBI; Zack Kon 2-3, run, RBI; Jordan Hara 2b, RBI. Mil: Bryce Yonemori 1-3, 2 RBIs; Siracusa 2-2, 2 bb’s, run; Jayton Pang 3b, 3 RBIs; Micah Kaohu 2 runs; Brycin Herrera 2 runs.

Logan Yee: 6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
— Aaron Wehrman: 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Ryan Anchetta: 2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
— Kaiwi Wincehster: 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
— Jason Shiigi: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
— Joshua Reis: 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

BOT 7: Yee gets his first strikeout to start the second but then gives up two hits and a walk and leaves after 104 pitches. Aaron Wehrman on in relief. Noah Domagsac finds a hole for an RBI single. Catcher’s interference brings in another run. Two outs for pinch hitter Jayton Pang, who hits one over the head of the right fielder for a three-run triple. It’s 12-8. Final.

TOP 7: Raiders have scored in all but one inning as Cade Yonamine drives in his second run with a single to center. Shane Sasaki has already doubled in the inning for his fourth hit of the game.

TOP 6: An infield single, walk, catcher’s interference and then a hit batter forces in a run as Zack Kon brings home Shane Sasaki, who is 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Pinch hitter Preston Chong draws a four-pitch walk to bring home the 10th ‘Iolani run. Pitching change for Mililani as Joshua Reis is the fourth pitcher of the game for the Trojans. Jordan Hara adds a sacrifice fly as he gets ahold of one to deep left.

TOP 4: ‘Iolani adds a run on Shane Sasaki‘s sacrifice fly after Matt Inaba drew a walk and Micah Yonamine doubled to put runners on second and third. Cade Yonamine with a two-out infield single and Micah Yonamine scores to make it 7-3. Micah Miyahira‘s turn to rip an RBI double to the gap in right-center. 8-3. Micah Kaohu saves more runs with a diving catch in right to end it.

TOP 3: Raiders load the bases on a single and two Mililani errors and the Trojans go to the bullpen. Kaiwi Winchester in. Grounder to first but the throw to the plate is one-hopped in and dropped. Another error allows ‘Iolani to tie it. Winchester gets a 4-6-3 double play but a run scores and ‘Iolani leads 4-3. Inning-ending grounder to third but that is bobbled and everyone is safe. Cade Yonamine scores from third and it’s 5-3.

TOP 2: Zack Kon with a leadoff single and courtesy runner Rayden Kaneshiro scores after two different balks by Anchetta.

BOT 1: Mililani with two two-out walks and then it gets crazy. Mililani bats out of order but ‘Iolani doesn’t protest it until the first pitch to the second batter out of order. After multiple delays, umpires send the No. 6 batter back to the dugout with a 1-0 count and the No. 7 batter is now hitting. Bryce Yonemori with a two-out, two-run single to left-center and it’s 2-1. Bryson Arakaki follows with an RBI single out of the glove of Kubo at short. 3-1 after one inning.

NOTE: Umpires did get it right. Mililani batted out of order but once Domagsac saw a pitch, the runner on first became legit. When ‘Iolani challenged it, Mililani was able to put the right batter in because the at-bat was not over. If ‘Iolani had waited for Domagsac’s at-bat to end, they could have challenged if the hit went against them or taken the play if it was an out.

TOP 1: Raiders get three singles in the first inning off Anchetta. Shane Sasaki drives in Shaydon Kubo with a one-out hit but Anchetta buckles down and gets the next two guys without giving up another run.

Mililani: Ryan Anchetta
‘Iolani: Logan Yee


Waiakea 6, Campbell 2

at Les Murakami Stadium
Campbell (14-3) 001 010 0 — 2 4 0
Waiakea (16-0) 102 003 x — 6 9 3
Jamin Kalaola, Tyrus Stephens (4), Darien Robinson (6), Zachary Palipti (6), Logan Caravalho (6) and Dylan Ramon. David Nakamura, Devin Midel (7) and Jacob Igawa. W—Nakamura. L—Kalaola. S—Midel.
Leading hitters—Camp: Shayden Sabangan 2 runs; Charles Monell 2-2, bb. Waik: Casey Yamuchi 2-4, 2 runs; Nakamura 2b, 2 RBIs; Kalai Rosario 2-4, 3b, 3 RBIs; Safea Mauai 2-3, 2b, RBI.

Jamin Kalaola: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
— Tyrus Stephens: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
— Darien Robinson: 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
— Zachary Palipti: 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
— Logan Caravalho: 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
David Nakamura: 6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
— Devin Midel: 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

TOP 7: Nakamura with back-to-back walks and is done after 6 1/3 innings and 105 pitches. Devin Midel in with a save opportunity.

BOT 6: Stephens with a leadoff walk and he’s replaced by Darien Robinson. After a bunt, Safea Mauai rips a double to right to bring home a run and it’s 4-2 Waiakea. Robinson hits the next batter and he’s coming out. Zachary Palipti into the game. Two outs when pitcher David Nakamura helps his own cause with a two-run double down the left-field line and it’s 6-2. Sabers bring in their fourth pitcher of the inning in Logan Caravalho, who gets the third out with one pitch.

TOP 5: Campbell’s Nos. 8 and 9 hitters, Shayden Sabangan and Charles Monell, open with singles to put the tying runs at the corners with nobody out. Cody Kunimitsu with a running catch in foul ground in right but the runner from third scores and Monell tags from first to second on the sacrifice fly by Dylan Ramon. Roy Clemons Diaz rips a ball to left but it’s caught for the third out.

BOT 4: Kalaola issues a walk and a single and is done after three innings and 55 pitches. Freshman left-hander Tyler Stephens into the game. Waiakea bunts the runners over but Stephens gets Casey Yamauchi, who was 2-for-2, to pop out to shallow right. Nakamura pops out to short and Campbell gets out of it.

BOT 3: Casey Yamauchi with his second leadoff single in three innings. After a walk and a strikeout, Kalai Rosario rips a two-run triple to the wall in right field and it’s 3-1.

TOP 3: Campbell loads the bases with nobody out on an error, hit and walk. Nakamura escapes giving up just one run on a sacrifice fly by Nick Sampson to score Shayden Sabangan.

BOT 1: Like Campbell, Waiakea gets the leadoff man board on a Casey Yamauchi single. Warriors bunt him to second and he scores from third on a two-out infield single in the hole at short by Kalai Rosario. 1-0 Warriors.

Campbell: Jamin Kalaola
Waiakea: David Nakamura



Recap: For the 13th time in state tournament history, there were two shutouts in Division I to start the tournament. In the nightcap, Punahou’s Asa Kurasaki had the first three-hit tournament of the game and is the first Punahou player with three hits in a state tournament game since Michael Suiter and Kaiana Eldredge each had three hits in the 2010 state final against Baldwin. Kailua’s Bryson Ballesteros tossed the Surfriders’ first shutout in a state tournament since Royce Komesu in 2014 while Campbell’s Ayzek Silva improved to 3-0 in his career in the state tournament earning the win in the opener for the third straight year.

GAME 1: Campbell 3, KS-Maui 0
Long layoff no problem for Silva, Sabers
GAME 2: Kailua 3, Leilehua 0
Ballesteros shuts down Leilehua
GAME 3: ‘Iolani 11, Kalani 1 (6)
Raiders off to a perfect start
GAME 4: Punahou 6, Pearl City 2
Kurasaki carries Punahou past Pearl City


Division I

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 8KS-Maui vs. CampbellCamp, 3-0Les Murakami Stadium
2May 8Kailua vs. LeilehuaKail, 3-0Les Murakami Stadium
3May 8'Iolani vs. KalaniIol, 11-1 (6)Les Murakami Stadium
4May 8Pearl City vs. PunahouPun, 6-2Les Murakami Stadium
5*May 9KS-Maui vs. LeilehuaTie, 6-6Hans L'Orange Park
6May 9(3) Waiakea vs. CampbellWaik, 6-2Les Murakami Stadium
7May 9(4) Mililani vs. 'IolaniIol, 12-8Les Murakami Stadium
8May 9(1) Baldwin vs. PunahouBald, 8-7Les Murakami Stadium
9May 9(2) Mid-Pacific vs. KailuaKail, 6-1Les Murakami Stadium
10*May 10Kalani vs. Pearl CItyKaln, 9-5Hans L'Orange Park
11*May 10Mililani vs. PunahouMil, 5-4Hans L'Orange Park
12*May 10Campbell vs. Mid-PacificCamp, 4-2Hans L'Orange Park
13May 10Waiakea vs. KailuaWaik, 5-0Les Murakami Stadium
14May 10'Iolani vs. BaldwinBald, 9-4Les Murakami Stadium
15*May 11Leilehua vs. KalaniKaln, 2-1Hans L'Orange Park
16*May 11Mililani vs. CampbellMil, 2-1Hans L'Orange Park
17*May 11'Iolani vs. KailuaIol, 8-1Les Murakami Stadium
18May 11Baldwin vs. WaiakeaBald, 14-4 (5)Les Murakami Stadium
* — consolation

Division II

Game #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 9(4) Molokai vs. FarringtonFar, 12-8Hans L'Orange Park
2May 9(3) Kapaa vs. WaianaeKapa, 9-3Hans L'Orange Park
3May 9(1) Damien vs. KonawaenaDMS, 11-1 (5)Hans L'Orange Park
4May 9(2) KS-Hawaii vs. RadfordRad, 6-4Hans L'Orange Park
5*May 10Konawaena vs. MolokaiKona, 6-1Hans L'Orange Park
6*May 10KS-Hawaii vs. WaianaeKSH, 7-3Hans L'Orange Park
7May 10Damien vs. FarringtonDMS, 8-3Les Murakami Stadium
8May 10Radford vs. KapaaRad, 3-2 (8)Les Murakami Stadium
9*May 11Konawaena vs. KS-HawaiiKSH, 7-3Les Murakami Stadium
10*May 11Farrington vs. KapaaKap, 7-6Les Murakami Stadium
11May 11Damien vs. RadfordDMS, 12-0 (5)Les Murakami Stadium
* — consolation


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