Mililani extended its record streak of state tournament appearances to 26 in a row with a 6-5 win over Kaiser on Saturday in Hawaii Kai.
Mililani’s bid at a repeat OIA championship ended Thursday in an 11-1 loss to Campbell, which plays Roosevelt tonight at 7 at McKinley for the OIA title.
The Trojans, who have won three of the last four OIA titles, still had a chance to extend their record streak of state tournament appearances, but had to make two trips out to Hawaii Kai to do so.
Friday’s game against Kaiser was postponed midway through due to rain and the two teams came back this morning at 10 to decide who would advance to the fifth-place game in the OIA tournament and clinch a state tournament berth.
Jordan Okumura delivered the go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and the Trojans held on behind the pitching of Cheyenne Ardona to pull out the win.
Mililani’s state streak is exactly double the next longest active run of state tournament berths — 13 by three-time defending state champion Campbell.
Katie Carlos went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and came up with a big two-run single in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game after Kaiser had gone ahead 4-2.
Precious Aholelei, who gave Kaiser a 4-2 lead in the third inning with a three-run double, tied the game when the scored in the bottom of the fifth on an error.
Kaiser pitcher Primrose Aholelei struck out eight in seven innings but also walked eight.
The Cougars had advance to the Division I state tournament in two out of the last three years.