Campbell’s Jocelyn Alo and Chloe Domingo hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning of an 8-0 win over Kealakehe in the first round of the Datahouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships today at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Domingo scored twice and drove in three runs and Trinity Favela added a two-run double for the Sabers (13-4), who have made it to the state semifinals in seven consecutive seasons and advanced to the final five times during that run with three championships, including the last two.
Campbell’s Jade Behic tossed a three-hit shutout to earn the win with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Catcher Jamiana Tan, third baseman Brittney Keaunui and left fielder Dezarae Garcia had the three singles for Kealakehe (10-8), the MIL runner-up.
Alo, who was walked nine times in the OIA playoffs, including in all five plate appearances against Pearl City in the semifinal, hammered a solo homer to left-center in the bottom of the first inning to put Campbell on the board.
Domingo followed with another deep blast to left field and added a two-run single in the second inning for a 6-0 Sabers advantage.
Alesia Ranches finished two hits, including a double, and scored a run and right fielder Nikki Corla was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
The Sabers, who were also unseeded in winning the last two states titles, will put their nine-game winning streak in the state tournament on the line in Thursday’s quarterfinal against ILH champion Maryknoll at 7 p.m.