LIVE BLOG: D-I and D-II baseball state semis

No. 1 seed Maryknoll needed a seventh-inning comeback to advance to the Division II state semifinals. Photo by Krystle Marcellus/Star-Advertiser.
No. 1 seed Maryknoll needed a seventh-inning comeback to advance to the Division II state semifinals. Photo by Krystle Marcellus/Star-Advertiser.

Here’s the schedule for Day 3 of the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA State Baseball Championship games being played at Les Murakami Stadium:

Division II
No. 1 Maryknoll 4, No. 4 Kauai 3
No. 3 Aiea 4, No. 2 KS-Hawaii 1
Division I
No. 2 Mid-Pacific 6, Mililani 4
No. 1 Campbell 2, Kamehameha 1

No. 1 Campbell (14-2) vs. Kamehameha (12-7)

FINAL: Campbell 2, Kamehameha 1

Campbell will start ace Ian Kahaloa, who signed with Hawaii, while Kamehameha will start ace Codie Paiva, who has signed with Loyola Marymount.

TOP 1: Dewayne Sprinkel bunts for a base hit on a ball that probably would have gone foul had Paiva not fielded it. He moves to second on a sacrifice bunt and then steals third. The throw from Kekai Rios, another Hawaii signee, sails into left field and the Sabers get an early run.

BOT 1: Kahaloa drills Yokota in the shoulder with his first pitch. In the first head-to-head battle of UH signees, Rios dumps a single into right-center. Kahaloa is all over the place as he hits Paiva to load the bases after nearly hitting him the pitch earlier to load the bases. Makana Arakaki gets a run in on a fielder’s choice. First ER allowed by Kahaloa in 34 innings this year.

BOT 2: I’ve been told Kahaloa has hit 98 this year but he’s pretty much 88-91 so far in this game. He gets his first two strikeouts to end the second. Last pitch was a nasty slider.

BOT 3: Kahaloa wins Round 2 against Rios with a swinging strikeout on a 2-2 slider. Three strikeouts for Kahaloa, who has hit 92 a couple of times in this inning.

TOP 4: Kahaloa gets Campbell’s first hit since the first batter of the game but Paiva and Kamehameha erase the courtesy runner on a nicely turned 3-6-3 double play.

TOP 5: Paiva has faced one over the minimum through five innings, needing only 46 pitches. Trusting his defense behind him which has been great so far.

BOT 5: Campbell looks like it catches a break as Makoa Mau is called out at first. Not sure the tag was ever made and even if it was, Mau looked like he was on the base. It’s huge as Micah McNicoll follows with a single for Kamehameha’s third hit. Kahaloa out of it with his fifth strikeout.

TOP 7: Unbelievable seven innings for Paiva, who has given up two hits and thrown only 59 pitches.

BOT 7: Kahaloa with six straight strikeouts to get to 10 total before a fly out to left. He’s retired eight in a row. We go to extra innings.

TOP 8: Paiva walks his first batter to lead off the eighth but then makes a great play on a bunt to get the lead runner at second. Rios then throws out Kapihe trying to steal second and Kamehameha is out of the inning. Paiva has faced one over the minimum through 8.

Paiva 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2K
Kahaloa 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 12 K.

Kahoea Akau singled with two outs in the eighth to bring up Rios, who gets ahold of one to deep center but it’s caught.

We haven’t even had a runner reach second base since the first inning.

TOP 9: Paiva strikes out the side around a two-out walk. I’ve still only got him at 89 pitches.

BOT 9: Kahaloa with two more strikeouts to give him 14. A two-out pop fly is dropped by Villanueva-Hermosura at first. Penzetta on to pinch run. Kahaloa at 114 pitches with Kody Cacal up. Cacal singles up the middle to put the winning run at third. Kahaloa at 122 pitches. Revan Wong to pinch hit. Wong grounds out to second on the 127th pitch from Kahaloa.

TOP 10: Kahaloa reaches on an infield single off the foot of Paiva. Bang-bang play at first. Campbell bunts the courtesy runner, Shane Shimizu, to second. Paiva gets the fly out to center for the second out. Kapihe with a two-out double to left-center on pitch No. 99 by Paiva and it’s 2-1 Sabers.

BOT 10: Kahaloa is back out for the 10th to try and nail it down despite throwing 124 pitches.

Kahaloa throws 138 pitches in 10-inning win allowing five hits with no walks and 15 strikeouts.


No. 2 Mid-Pacific (13-3) vs. Mililani (14-3)

FINAL: Mid-Pacific 6, Mililani 4

Mid-Pacific’s 6-foot senior right-hander Grant Doi gets the start opposite Mililani’s 5-9 junior Keolu Ramos.

TOP 1: Nice 1-2-3 start for Doi who gets a strikeout.

BOT 1: Ramos with a three-pitch strikeout to start but then gives up a single to Alexander Oley and a double to Noah Shackles to put runners on second and third. Tyler Yamaguchi, who was 4-for-4 on Thursday, stays hot ripping a single to left to drive in the first run. Chase Wago with an RBI groundout to bring in the courtesy runner for Shackles.

TOP 2: Ty DeSa gets Mililani’s first hit. Justice Nakagawa absolutely crushes a ball out to left but it dies near the track for an out. No runs for the Trojans.

TOP 3: A little two-out magic here for the Trojans as Kainoa Wilson and Ryan Kono hit back-to-back singles. After a wild pitch moves them into scoring position, Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi hits a slow roller to second. The throw to first is low and bounces off the glove, allowing both runners to score and tie it at 2-2. Now MPI botches a pick off that allows Souza-Paaluhi to get to second and a wild pitch moves him to third. Uncharacteristic inning defensively for the Owls. Sonognini draws a walk and DeSa gives the Trojans the lead with a single to right. All of this with two outs. Nakagawa rips another ball but right at the 3B to end it. He’s crushed two balls with nothing to show for it. Tough break.

BOT 3: Alexander Oley with a one-out double and Yamaguchi does it AGAIN. 6-for-6 in the tournament after hitting a two-out single to center to drive in Oley and we’re tied 3-3. Wago keeps the inning alive with a single. Ramos hits a batter and the bases are loaded.

TOP 5: Doi walked Kono to start the inning and is taken out for reliever Noah Sills. Souza-Paaluhi with a base hit to put runners on first and second. Sonognini hits a grounder to short that is fielded by Yamaguchi, who flips to second for the first out. Maekawa then throws behind the runner at third and they get him caught between third and home for the second out. Sills then ends it with a strikeout.

BOT 6: Chase Wago with a leadoff single and pinch hitter Davin Takanishi drops a bunt that confused the pitcher and catcher converging and it’s a base hit. Pitching change for Mililani as Tyler Kaneshiro enters the game. Ryne Yamashiro drops a bunt and Kaneshiro tries to hurry a throw to third but throws it away, allowing two Owls to score. Maekawa with a one-out RBI single to center to make it 6-3. Mililani gets out of it with a 5-3 double play but it’s down to its final three outs.

TOP 7: Pinch hitter Stewart Okazaki draws a leadoff walk but Sills strikes out the next guy. Ryan Kono finds the 5-6 hole for his second hit of the game to bring the tying run to the plate in Souza-Paaluhi, who went deep on Wednesday. Sills gets the strikeout but Sonognini singles to load the bases for DeSa. DeSa draws a walk on a 3-2 pitch to force in a run. Tying run in scoring position for Nakagawa, who has crushed two balls today that were outs. Nakagawa with a grounder to second but MPI had him played perfectly and it’s over.

The 2013 state champs are back in the state final. Sills 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K the win.


No. 2 KS-Hawaii (13-1) vs. No. 3 Aiea (13-0)

FINAL: Aiea 4, KS-Hawaii 1

Aiea’s 5-8 left-hander Dylan Madamba gets the start opposite KS-Hawaii freshman Reese Mondina.

TOP 1: Weird start to the game. Kegan Miura draws a one-out walk. A 3-1 pitch to Kobi Candaroma is called a strike…eventually. The umpire took so long to call it that Candaroma thought it was a walk and started to first. Miura started to second but since it was a strike, Miura is picked off 1-3-6. Weird play. Candaroma is then robbed of a hit at short by Aiea’s Jaryn Nakamoto.

BOT 1: Aiea starts the game with six straight singles, including a bunt single by Jarred Uyeda that drives in two runs. Nakamoto led off with a single and stole second after KS-Hawaii botched a pickoff it should have had. Kobe Kato singled and stole second and scored from there on a bunt. Uyeda was thrown out stealing second for the first out and Logan Ho singles but is thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Micah Peters-Valdez with a two-out single to right to bring in Shannon Fermahin. Incredible start offensively for Na Alii.

Madamba has faced the minimum through three innings, allowing one walk which was erased on a pickoff. He’s struck out two and gotten four nice plays already from his shortstop, Nakamoto, who is having himself a game defensively.

After a rough first inning, Mondina has settled in with two nice innings to keep KS-Hawaii from falling further behind. Still 3-0 after 3.

TOP 5: Daylen Calicdan tries to get KS-Hawaii going with a ball that was crushed to center for a leadoff triple. Makana Aiona rips a 3-2 offering through the 5-6 hole for an RBI single to bring in Calicdan and it’s getting loud in the Warriors dugout but Madamba gets out of the inning with a strikeout looking.

BOT 5: After a shaky first inning, KS-Hawaii catcher Dallas Duarte has shut down Na Alii’s run game. On a strikeout wild pitch he throws behind the runner at second to get an out and then throws out the runner stealing second to end the fifth.

BOT 6: Mondina with a leadoff walk and he’s taken out. Did a nice job after a shaky first inning keepings things close with four straight zeros. Calicdan moves in from second to pitch. He gets two outs before Makana Ah Yo’s two-out RbI single drives in Logan Ho to make it 4-1.

Madamba finishes off a three-hitter with five strikeouts to pitch Aiea into the D-II final against Maryknoll at 4 p.m. First state baseball final for Aiea since 1976.

Madamba 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Ah Yo 2-3, RBI; Uyeda 1-2, 2 RBI; Nakamoto 1-2, run; Kato 1-3, run; Fermahin 1-3, run; Ho 1-2, run; Peters-Valdez 1-3, RBI.
Mondina 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Calicdan 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Duarte 1-3; Calicdan 1-3, 3b, run; Aiona 1-3, RBI.


No. 1 Maryknoll (14-2) vs. No. 4 Kauai (10-3)

Looks like much of the Maryknoll student body,  from elementary on up, is in the stands to support the top-seeded Spartans. Jared Kaneshiro gets the start for Maryknoll, the home team, with Brayden Abreu taking the ball for Kauai.

First inning

Kauai — Kaneshiro hits Kauai leadoff hitter Micah Layosa with his second pitch of the game and Sam Nakata drops a sacrifice bunt. Kaneshiro gets Aaron Renaud looking and Maryknoll first baseman Matt Dunaway makes a nice grab on a foul popup to strand Layosa at second.

Maryknoll — A leadoff walk puts Trevor Hirano on and Neal Nakasone loops a single into shallow center. Josh Muneno’s bouncer up the middle gets through on an error and Hirano comes around to score the game’s first run. Nakasone and Muneno advance on the throw to the plate. Jason Nakamura flares a single into right and it’s 2-0 with nobody out. Abreu gets that first out with a foul popup to first and spears Chayson Dulatre’s comebacker and gets the out at first. Muneno scores on the play. A grounder to second gets Kauai out of the inning. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 left on base.

Second inning

Kauai — John Dumlao lines a single to center just past a diving Hirano at short. A throwing error on Shane Ogata’s bouncer to third puts two runners in scoring position and Abreu singles past the drawn in infield to score Dumlao. Kobey Dias squeezes home Ogata to cut Maryknoll’s lead to 3-2. Kaneshiro gets out of the inning on two flyouts to right. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB

Maryknoll — Abreu opens the inning with his first strikeout then walks Jarin Kobashigawa, the No. 9 hitter. Every strike call is drawing a reaction from the Maryknoll students. Hirano reaches on a fielders choice and steals second. A lineout to second ends the inning. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Third inning

Kauai — Nakata grounds out to short and Maryknoll center fielder Cade Ohata gets twisted around on Renaud’s flyball but recovers to make the diving catch. Cal Koga is hit by a pitch. Douglas Miyasato enters as a courtesy runner and steals second then takes third on ball four to John Dumlao. Shane Ogata hits a chopper to short but the throw pulls Dunaway off the bag and Miyasato scores the tying run. 1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB

Maryknoll — Jason Nakamura is hit by a pitch with one out but is caught stealing by Koga. Abreu gets a a grounder to second to send the game into the fourth tied at 3-3. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors.

Fourth inning

Kauai — Layosa reaches on an infield single with two out, but Kaneshiro gets a flyout to left field. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Maryknoll — Layosa shows off his arm at third base on two grounders to help Abreu post his first clean inning of the morning. 0 runs, o hits, 0 errors. Tied 3-3.

Fifth inning

Kauai — Quick inning for Kaneshiro against the middle of the order with a foul pop to third, a grounder to second and a foul fly to right. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors.

Maryknoll — Kauai center fielder Keanu Camalliri makes a diving catch of Jarin Kobashigawa’s fly ball in the left center gap for the first out. Hirano doubles down the left-field line for the Spartans’ first hit since the first inning and steals third. Neal Nakasone lines out to second. Josh Muneno’s flyball carries over Camalliri in center and rolls to the fence for an RBI triple and the Spartans reclaim the lead 4-3. After a walk, a flyout to left ends the inning. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Sixth inning

Kauai — Hirano makes a strong throw from the hole for the first out and Kaneshiro gets a called third strike. A fly to right ends his second straight 1-2-3 inning. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors.

Maryknoll — Jonah Chinen leads off with a pinch-hit single to left. Pitching change for Kauai. Cal Koga moves from behind the plate to the mound, Patrick Esteban now catching. Taylor Hoe, running for Chinen, steals second and goes to third when Cade Ohata reaches on an error. Koga gets a  lineout double play and a called third strike keeps the Maryknoll lead at 4-3 going into the seventh. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Seventh inning

Kauai — Douglas Miyasato pinch hits and draws a leadoff walk. Miyasato gets caught off first but is called safe diving into second. Layosa’s bunt attempt goes foul but he does his job with a grounder to second to move Miyasato to third with one out. Kauai shows squeeze, the swing is missed but Miyasato scrambles back to third. Hirano, playing in, fields a grounder at short, checks the runner and throws to first for the second out. Kaneshiro gets a swinging strikeout and Maryknoll is headed to the Division II championship game.

Final: Maryknoll 4, Kauai 3.


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