The opening day of the Datahouse/HHSAA State Softball Championships is here.
Punahou vs. Kapolei
Akimseu walloped a two-out, three-run homer to left after a single by Eri Mizuguchi and a walk by Saiki. PUN 10-2.
Ishii set the ‘Canes down in order and has not allowed a runner in scoring position since the third inning.
The Buffanblu add another run. Saiki leads off with an infield single, Akimseu walks and Sato singles to center, scoring Saiki. PUN 7-2.
Kapolei gets a two-out walk by Kalie Nakoa, but Ishii gets Kayla Alcott to ground out after three foul balls with two strikes in the count.
Punahou plates three runs in the bottom half. Sato and Mielke walk with one out, and Ashanti Martinez launches a three-run homer to dead center. That ends Bartolotti’s stint on the mound. For now, at least. PUN 6-2.
Kapolei scores a run on a single by Montira, who later scores on a single by Guzman. PUN 3-2.
Buffanblu get two runners on with one out via walks issued by Bartolotti, but after Saiki flies out to left, Maya Matsubara is ruled out on a “lookback” violation — leaving second base while the pitcher already had the ball after the out in left field. Strange, but true.
Hurricanes get a runner on, but strand her.
Punahou responds with three runs in the bottom of the first. Kennedy Ishii is hit by pitch with one out and advances to third on D’Asha Saiki’s double to left. Both score on a double down the left-field line by Bailey Akimseu on a 2-2 pitch from Bartolotti. Akimseu advances to third on a fly ball to right by Janell Sato. Akimseu then scores on a 2-2 wild pitch with Kawai Mielke at the plate. PUN 3-1.
Kapolei gets on the scoreboard first. Lili Kaimi Montira socks a double to left, advances to third on a groundout by Ciena Kauhi and scores on a sac fly by Tatum Guzman. KPO 1-0.
Mililani 6, Roosevelt 1, F
The Lady Trojans knock out the OIA runner-up Rough Riders with two basic elements: pitching and defense. Roosevelt commits five errors that lead to five unearned runs by Mililani. Mililani will play BIIF champion Waiakea on Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
The Trojans add an insurance run with a two-run double by Katie Carlos and a double by Tracie Okamura. Roosevelt gets a two-out single by Maya Nakamura in the bottom of the seventh, but Ardona strikes out Kawamura to end the game. Mililani moves on to the quarterfinal round.
Mililani breaks the stalemate with four unearned runs thanks to two Roosevelt errors to take a 5-1 lead. The Rough Riders now have five errors in the game. Tracie Okamura’s double brought Cherise Mori home. Beth Winchester had an RBI single, and Kayla Bello’s two-run double opened the lead to four runs. MIL 5-1.
Roosevelt has runners at third and second with one out, but Ardona strikes out Kawamura and gets Mari Foster to pop out for the third out.
Roosevelt ties the game at 1 when Sniffen singles with one out and later scores on a single to left by Emoto.
Mililani takes a 1-0 lead. Kayla Bello singles with one out, headed to second on a sac bunt by Maya Saneishi, and came home to score when the throw by first baseman Emoto to second sailed high.
Through two innings, Cheyenne Ardona of Mililani and Jaeda Cabunoc of Roosevelt have been in control. Roosevelt has an infield single off Ardona. Mililani has an infield single off Cabunoc.
FINAL: Leilehua 12, Baldwin 1
LEI: Kamakaiwi belts a two-run homer to end the game by 10-run rule. What an afternoon for the senior southpaw.
BAL: Bears get a single from Bryana Yoshida and Tanoue-Kekona reaches base on an error, but Kamakaiwi whiffs Harmon to end the threat.
LEI: The Lady Mules put five more runs on the board with two hits and two Bears errors. Big hit is a bases-loaded triple by Ascunsion. LEI 10-1.
BAL: Kamryn Kamakaiwi strikes out two of Baldwin’s three batters.
LEI: Alyssa Ascunsion leads off with a single to right, reaches second on a fielder’s choice, Shea Tammarine safe at first. Both stranded.
BAL: Jessasha Tanoue-Kekona walks with one out, steals second, stranded.
BAL: Jessica Ai rips a two-out triple, then scores on a two-out double to left. LF had trouble with that big bounce on this synthetic turf. LEI 2-1.
LEI: Shea Tammarine leadoff walk. Brandi Leong one-out double. Hale single to center, Tammarine scores. Araki walks, bases loaded. Nistal single to left scores Leong and Hale. LEI 5-1.
LEI: The Lady Mules score twice. Kayla Hale one-out infield single, then scores on a triple to right center by Gianna Araki. Kaena Nistal singles to right, scoring Araki. LEI 2-0
— Jason Kaneshiro (@jasonkaneshiro) May 8, 2018
Pearl City 9, Kealakehe 4, end 4th
Five big runs by the Chargers. Saunders bases-loaded walk followed by Kaulu-Choy Foo's grand slam to dead center. @HawaiiPrepWorld @PearlCityHS @HHSAAsports pic.twitter.com/K7ZzgbDtX8
— Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) May 8, 2018
FINAL: Pearl City 19, Kealakehe 4
PC: Five Kealakehe errors open the floodgates for the Chargers, who plate 10 more runs. PH Micalynn Nacnac’s two-run double and Taryn Fujioka’s two-run triple capped the inning. PC: Pearl City 19, Kealakehe 4.
PC: Five runs score on four hits, including a bases-loaded walk by Saunders and a grand slam by Kaulu-Choy Foo. PC 9, Kealakhe 4.
PC: Au walks, Obara and Fujioka reach on bunt singles. Saunders walks to force in a run. Then Kaulu-Choy Foo blasts a grand slam to center. Chargers lead 9-4.
KEAL: The Waveriders tie the game with two runs, aided by a PC error. Sanchez walks with the bases loaded and Mudong’s fielder’s choice bloop to left (PO 7-5) scores the tying run.
PC: Four unearned runs score on three Kealakehe errors. Two of the errors came with two outs.
KEAL: Two runs on three walks and a HBP as Faleafine-Lesu leaves and is replaced by RF Iriarte.
PC: Hernandez reaches base on a walk, stranded at second.
Up first is Kealakehe vs. Pearl City.