DAY 2: HHSAA State Softball Championships

Roosevelt catcher Haylie Uetake tagged out Mililani's Jaslyn Dumlao at the plate in the closest of the four first-round games in Division I of the state tournament. Mililani won 6-1. Photo by Jerry Campany/Star-Advertiser.

Four of the remaining eight teams in Division I of the DataHouse/HHSAA State Softball Championships reside in the mighty OIA West.

Mililani, Leilehua, Pearl City and No. 1 overall seed and three-time defending state champion Campbell will try to punch their ticket to the semifinals in Day 2 of the tournament beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Updates on each game will follow below.

Division I

Game #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 8Kealakehe vs. Pearl CityPC, 19-4 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
2May 8Baldwin vs. LeilehuaLei, 12-1 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
3May 8Roosevelt vs. MililaniMil, 6-1Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
4May 8Punahou vs. KapoleiPun, 10-2Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
5*May 9Baldwin vs. RooseveltRoos, 20-1 (4)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
6May 9(4) Lahainaluna vs. PunahouPun, 10-4Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
7May 9(3) Waiakea vs. MililaniMil, 4-3Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
8May 9(2) Maryknoll vs. LeilehuaLei, 10-5Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
9May 9(1) Campbell vs. Pearl CityCamp, 10-7Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
10*May 10Kealakehe vs. KapoleiKapo, 7-0Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
11*May 10Pearl City vs. LahainalunaPC, 12-8McKinley
12*May 10Maryknoll vs. WaiakeaMryk, 12-0 (6)McKinley
13May 10Leilehua vs. MililaniLei, 13-0 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
14May 10Campbell vs. PunahouPun, 11-3Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
15*May 11Roosevelt vs. KapoleiRoos, 4-2McKinley
16*May 11Pearl City vs. MaryknollTie, 1-1 (5)McKinley
17*May 11Campbell vs. MililaniMil, 2-0McKinley
18May 11Punahou vs. LeilehuaLei, 14-4 (6)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
* — consolation

Campbell 10, Pearl City 7, F
The three-time defending champion Sabers are back in the semifinals, but Pearl City provided quite the scare.

Seventh inning
In the top of the seventh, the Chargers put two runners on base, and then Taylor Au ripped a deep line drive that was speared by Campbell center fielder Alesia Ranches. Cheyne Obara’s bloop single then loaded the bases. Taryn Fujioka then lined out to third, ending the scorefest.

Sixth inning
Bottom sixth, Campbell gets an infield single by Favela and nothing else. Time for the top of the seventh. Can Sales hang on to finish off the Chargers?

The Chargers just made this a whole lot more interesting with a four-run sixth. Cheyne Obara ripped a two-run double. Pinch hitter Micalynn Nacnac brought Au home with a sacrifice fly, and Noel Saunders’ groundout scored Obara from third. Then Hernandez’s deep ball stopped at the warning track in left. That would’ve cut the lead to one. CRAAAAAAZY… CAMPBELL 10, PEARL CITY 7.

Fifth inning
Campbell keeps scoring. They score two runs here on an RBI single by Iosua (4-for-4) and an RBI infield single by Sanay-Saneishi (3-for-4). CAMPBELL 10, PEARL CITY 3.

Sales sails along, giving up two singles in the fifth, but retiring Hernandez and Hailey-Alexis Yamaguchi to end the threat.

Fourth inning
Campbell kills the drama a bit by scoring twice in the bottom half. Iosia is hot, hot, hot, belting a double, then scoring on an infield error. With Sanay-Saneishi on base, Recolan doubles to bring her home, and the lead is five. CAMPBELL 8, PEARL CITY 3.

Pearl City strikes for three runs off Sales. Tiara Hernandez singles and Alexas Preston-Ahsing pounds a two-run homer to left. Iriarte walks, Taylor Au doubles to center, scoring Iriarte and now it gets a little more interesting. CAMPBELL 6, PEARL CITY 3.

Second inning
Campbell adds a run. Iosia doubled, Sanay-Saneishi singled and Zoie Recolan grounded out, scoring Iosia. CAMPBELL 6, PEARL CITY 0.

First inning
The Sabers scored five runs on five hits with the help of one error. Anastasia Iosia’s single to right brought home Trinity Favela (HBP). Chloe Domingo tripled to center, chasing PC starter Jo-Zayah Iriarte. Faleafine-Lesu replaced Iriarte. Domingo scored on a single to left by Dyllan Sanay-Shiraishi.

Later, with the bases loaded, Faleafine-Lesu fanned Michaela Fonoti, but hit Caisha Nunes with a pitch. bringing Sanay-Shiraishi home. Alexas Presto-Ahsing moved from right field to the mound. Trinity Favela, who led off the inning, walked with the bases full, scoring another run. CAMPBELL 5, PEARL CITY 0.

Campbell starting pitcher Chloe Sales set the Chargers down in order.

Leilehua 10, Maryknoll 5, 6th inning
The Mules knock out ILH champion and No. 4 seed Maryknoll, going to three pitchers. Alyssa Abe goes 4 2/3 innings in relief for the win. Kaena Nistal, who had a three-run homer and two-run single, pitched two perfect innings to close it. Leilehua is in the semifinal round for the first time since 2014 and will face rival Mililani on Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

Seventh inning
Nistal hurls another 1-2-3 inning to seal the win for Leilehua.

After Leong walked to lead off the top half, McNicoll returned to the mound. She walked two batters, but got out of the inning with no damage.

Sixth inning
Nistal, who was the designated player, took the mound in the bottom of the sixth. Abe went 4 2/3 innings. Maryknoll goes in order, 1-2-3, two fly balls to left and a strikeout.

The Mules added more insurance in the top of the sixth. Asuncion doubled with two outs and scored on Staisa Micky’s single to center. LEILEHUA 10, MARYKNOLL 5.

Fifth inning
Maryknoll pushed back, of course. Sydney Kamakaiwi took a pitch to the body for a third time in the game and after Arcayena reached on a fielder’s choice — Kamakaiwi was safe at second — McNicoll walked to load the bases. Aloha Akaka’s sac fly to right scored Kamakaiwi, 9-5. The runners advanced on the throw home. After Hee was given first base on catcher’s interference, the bases were loaded again. Carlos then flied out to center to end the inning. LEILEHUA 9, MARYKNOLL 5.

The Mules clutch up for three runs in the top of the fifth. Alyssa Asuncion led off with a double and scored on a pinch-hit single by Reilyenne Nahulu. After Leong and Araki walked, Nistal socked a two-run single to left, bringing home Nahulu and Leong. LEILEHUA 9, MARYKNOLL 4.

Fourth inning
Maryknoll got a runner on base when Aloha Akaka walked, but after Katie Carlos singled, Abe got the next two outs to end the frame.

Gianna Araki walked, went to second base on a wild pitch and later scored on another wild pitch. LEILEHUA 6, MARYKNOLL 4.

Third inning
Quiet inning for both teams. Each gets a runner on first and strands her. McNicoll has four strikeouts and one walk in three innings pitched. She has allowed two hits.

Second inning
Down 5-0, the Spartans scored four times in the second. Kamakawiw hit her sister, Sydney, on the shoulder, and Mahalo Akaka reached base on an infield error. Aloha Akaka walked with one out to load the bases. Kamakaiwi, the Mules ace, then left the game and was replaced by Alyssa Abe. Nohea Hee doubled to center, scoring two runs. With two outs, Kanoe Tanigawa singled to center, scoring two more runs. LEILEHUA 5, MARYKNOLL 4.

Three runs cross the plate for Leilehua on Kaena Nistal’s homer to left. Leong (bunt single) and Hale (error) score on the big hit. LEILEHUA 5, MARYKNOLL 0.

First inning
The Spartans get two runners on, but come up empty.

The Mules open with two runs. Brandi Leong leads off with a homer to left. Kayla Hale singles, Gianna Araki walks, Kaena Nistal walks to load the bases. Kamryn Kamakaiwi, facing her old team, walks to force in a run. Maryknoll pitcher Kahilu McNicoll strikes out Kepa‘a and Asuncion, and Tammarine lines out to first. LEILEHUA 2, MARYKNOLL 0.

Mililani 4, Waiakea 3, final
THRILLER. The Trojans knock off No. 3 seed Waiakea with a comeback win. Mililani will meet the Maryknoll-Leilehua winner on Thursday, 4:30 p.m., in the semifinals.

Seventh inning
Kaapana reaches base on a one-out infield single and advances to second on a passed ball. Moses rips a deep ball to right, which is sno-coned by Kasihma, who rockets a throw to third base, where Kaapana is trying to advance, but is tagged out by Brown for the third out. WOW.

Mililani scores twice in the top of the seventh to take the lead. Kayla Bello singles to left. Ashlyn Kashima bunt single. Kamie Matsukawa sac bunt, then Cherise Mori singles to center to score both runs. MIL 4-3.

Sixth inning
Waiakea gets two runners on base, comes up empty.

The Trojans score one run to cut the lead in half. Okamura leads off with a double, and with one out, Kobe Brown’s double scores the courtesy runner. Sweat retires the next two batters to end the inning. WAIK 3-2.

Fifth inning
Waiakea gets two runners on with a walk for Kaapana and a single by Moses, but Ardona retires Sweat on a grounder to end the inning.

Trojans get a leadoff single by Kamryn Sasaki, but the Trojans strand her (courtesy runner) at second base.

Fourth inning
The Warriors get a leadoff double by Imai, who steals third and scores on a wild pitch. Ardona struck out the side, but Waiakea has extended the lead. WAIK 3-1.

Mililani gets a leadoff double by Okamura, but she gets doubled off second base on a line-drive out off the bat of Kobe Brown.

Third inning
The Warriors take the lead with two runs, both unearned on two infield errors on the same play. Alyssa McKeague leads off with a single, and with two outs, Alize Kaapana’s grounder to second is muffed by Cherise Mori, who then makes a second miscue with a bad throw. That allows McKeague to score. Shaily Moses then bloops a single down the left-field line, scoring Kaapana from second. WAIK 2-1.

Mililani’s Ashlyn Kashima leads off with a single to left, but the Trojans come up empty.

Second inning
Mililani starting pitcher Cheyenne Ardona hits Kelsie Imai, but she is stranded at first.

Waiakea ace Halee Sweat retires the Trojans in order.

First inning
The visiting team, Mililani, scores with the help of two Waiakea errors. Tracie Okamura’s double to center brings Kamie Matsukawa home from second. MIL 1-0.

Punahou 10, Lahainaluna 4, final
Seventh inning
Lahainaluna goes 1-2-3 against Ishii, who finishes with 5 innings pitched, no runs, four hits, two strikeouts and no walks. Pretty good on 15 hours rest.

Punahou tacks on one more run. PH Jadey Hagiwara singles to right, PH Torie Hoshide walks. Mizuguchi walks, against new pitcher Vehikite. Matsubara fielder’s choice, courtesy runner #3 (not listed) scores. PUN 10-2.

Sixth inning
Ishii getting stronger as the game goes on. 1-2-3 inning for the Lunas.

Punahou gets a leadoff double by Mielke and a single by Martinez, runners at the corners, no outs. Alejo clutches up again, single to center brings Mielke home, ties the game at 3. Mizuguchi bunt single, bases loaded. Matsubara ground ball to first, throw home forces Martinez out. That’s one out, bases loaded. Ishii at bat. 0-2 fastball, Ishii singles to center, Alejo scores to give PUN a 5-4 lead. Saiki fielder’s choice 6-4, Mizuguchi scores, PUN 6-4.

Then Akimseu launches a three-run HR to center. That was gone immediately, sweet spot. PUN 9-4.

Fifth inning
Hong and Kalanikau begin the inning for the Lunas with ground singles to left. Casco with a sac bunt, advances the runners. Makekau sac fly to left, Hong scores to tie the game. Kalanikau hustles to third on the throw home. Kalanikau then scores on a wild pitch. LAH 4-3.

Saiki belted a double to center with one out, but Akimseu popped out to second for the second time, and Sato flew out to center. Casco has allowed five hits, struck out two, walked four.

Fourth inning
Lahainaluna gets infield singles from Vehikite and Dagdag with one out, but Gerbig’s hard grounder to third is stabbed by D’Asha Saika, who steps on the bag and rifles to first for the inning-ending DP. WOW.

Punahou takes the lead. Mielke and Alejo reach base on infield singles. Mizuguchi two-out single to center, Alejo scores. PUN 3-2.

Third inning
The Lunas get a runner in scoring position after Kaaina Kalanikau walks and steals second, but she is stranded there.

Punahou had two runners on base with one out, but Akimseu popped out and Ishii was thrown out attempting to steal third for the third out.

Second inning
Lahainaluna loads the bases against Akimseu on a walk, infield error and hit batter. Liliola Vehikite strikes out. Daisha Dagdag swinging bunt, Ocean Makekau sprints home from third, beats the forceout attempt. Akimseu fans Gerbig, Nahili Hong flies out. TIE 2-2.

Casco momentarily loses her pinpoint accuracy. She walks Akimseu, Janell Sato and Kawai Mielke to start the inning. Ashanti Martinez’s sac fly to center scores Akimseu. Alejo at bat, misses on the suicide squeeze attempt and Sato is tagged out between third and home by Lunas C Keohuloa. Alejo singles to center, Mielke scores. PUN 2-1.

First inning
The Lady Lunas scratch out a run against Punahou’s Bailey Akimseu. Kalanikau’s double scores Gerbig from second base, but they strand runners on third and second. LAH 1-0.

Lahainaluna pitcher Seraya Casco sets the Buffanblu down in order.

Division II

Game #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 8St. Francis vs. KohalaStF, 10-0 (5)McKinley
2May 8Aiea vs. KonawaenaKona, 7-3McKinley
3May 8Honokaa vs. KaimukiHon, 11-8McKinley
4May 8Waimea vs. WaialuaWaim, 15-5 (6)McKinley
5*May 9Kohala vs. AieaKoh, 9-1McKinley
6May 9(4) Molokai vs. St. FrancisStF, 13-1 (5)McKinley
7May 9(2) KS-Hawaii vs. HonokaaKSH, 11-1 (6)McKinley
8May 9(3) Kalani vs. WaimeaKaln, 6-3McKinley
9May 9(1) Kapaa vs. KonawaenaKona, 9-4McKinley
10*May 10Kaimuki vs. WaialuaWail, 6-5McKinley
11*May 10Honokaa vs. WaimeaWaim, 5-3 (5)McKinley
12*May 10Molokai vs. KapaaKapaa, 11-2 (5)McKinley
13May 10KS-Hawaii vs. KalaniKSH, 8-7Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
14May 10St. Francis vs. KonawaenaStF, 8-7Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
15*May 11Kohala vs. WaialuaKoh, 11-4 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
16*May 11Waimea vs. KapaaWaim, 10-9 (3)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
17*May 11Kalani vs. KonawaenaKaln, 5-4McKinley
18May 11KS-Hawaii vs. St. FrancisStF, 10-0 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
* — consolation


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