OIA softball roundup: Feb. 26

Leilehua's Alyssa Abe helped the defending state champions open the OIA softball season with a win over Kapolei. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

The OIA regular season began today in softball with the defending state champion and second-ranked Leilehua Mules earning a 10-4 win over No. 4 Kapolei.

By game’s end, the temperature dropped a good 10 degrees at Kaala Elementary School field, but Leilehua’s bats stayed red hot.

The defending state champions peppered and powered 13 base hits, including a home run by Gianna Araki.


Third baseman Kiana Domingo, batting fifth in the Mules’ lineup, went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run doubles. Up and down Coach Wendell Au’s lineup, the Mules put the ball in play against Kapolei pitchers Jade Behic and Tatum Guzman.

“A lot of our players were on the team last year, but now they’re finding their leadership roles,” said Au, who guided the mighty Mules to their first softball state crown in his first year at the helm. “The championship forced them to figure out things faster.”

Leilehua has been busy with preseason tournaments, which meant a lot of work on the mound for Alyssa Abe. The returnee went the distance against the dangerous Hurricanes, who had 11 hits, but left nine runners on base.

“I’m pumped and excited. We know every team wants to beat us, but we know we can succeed,” she said.

Scores and roundups will be posted below when they are received. A full story on the Leilehua-Kapolei game will be available in Wednesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

OIA West

No. 2 Leilehua 10, No. 4 Kapolei 4
At Kaala Elementary School
Kapolei (0-1) 001 102 0 — 4 11 2
Leilehua (1-0) 510 301 x — 10 13 1
WP—Alyssa Abe. LP—Jade Behic.
Leading hitters—Kapo: Tatum Guzman 2-4, Behic 2-4, run; Kawena Hussey 2-4, RBI, run; Jordan Makaena 1-1, HR, RBI, run; Chasity McKean 2-3, HR, RBI, run. Lei: Kayla Hale 2-3, run; Alyssa Asuncion 2-3, 3 runs, double, BB; Gianna Araki 1-3, HR, 2 runs; Alana Jaren-Parker 2-4, double, RBI, 2 runs; Kiana Domingo 2-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, run; Daysha Paraguelles 2-4, RBI; Mikayla Pinera 1-3, 2 RBIs.

No. 3 Campbell 12, Aiea 2, 6 inn.
at Campbell H.S. field
Aiea (0-1) 001 001 — 2 2 4
Campbell (1-0) 010 263 — 12 8 1
WP—Nadia Deizer. LP—N/A.
Leading hitters—Aiea: 2 2-2, 2 3b’s, run, RBI. Camp: Seaerra Fuentes-Arellano 1-4, 2 runs; Aleisa Ranches 2-4, 2b, HR, 2 runs, 5 RBIs; Chloe Poniatowski 2 runs; Caisha Nunes 1-1, bb, 3 runs, RBI; Jayda Favela 1-2, HR, bb, 3 RBIs; Liana Nagamine 2b, RBI.


No. 5 Mililani 14, Pearl City 13
at Pearl City H.S. field
Mililani (1-0) 032 170 1 — 14 11 5
Pearl City (0-1) 401 341 0 — 13 11 4
WP—J. Baker. LP—Z. Iriarte.
Leading hitters—Mil: R. Nishimoto HR, 4 RBIs; R. Abeshima 2-5, 2b, run; C. Mori 2-5, 2 2b’s, run, RBI; K. Brown 3-3, bb, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; J. Okumura, 3 bb’s, 2 runs; T. Dumlao 1-4, 2b, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; K. Matsukawa 1-3, 2 runs; C. Worzalla 2b, RBI. PC: J. Lardson 3-5, run, RBI; T. Hernandez 1-1, HR, 4 bb’s, 2 runs; T. Au 3-4, 2 2b’s, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; M. Nacnac 2-3, 2b, bb, RBI; B. Kaulu-Choy Foo 1-4, 3b, bb, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.

OIA East

Kaiser 9, Kailua 4
at Kailua H.S. field
Kaiser (1-0) 300 024 0 — 9 12 1
Kailua (0-1) 310 000 0 — 4 2 3
WP—Primrose Aholelei. LP—N/A.
Leading hitters—Kais: Alexis Oshiro 2-4, bb, 2 runs; Alyssa 2-4, 2 runs, RBI; Jaymi Gurr 2-3, HR, bb, 3 RBIs; Aholelei 3-4, 2b, 3 RBIs. Shea Higa 2b, run.

Kalani 4, Moanalua 1
at Moanalua H.S. field
Kalani (1-0) 000 040 0 — 4 7 1
Moanalua (0-1) 000 001 0 — 1 6 0
WP—Christen Horita. LP—Mari Kimoto.

Leading hitters—Kaln: Cherise Horita 1-3, 3b, bb, run, 2 RBIs; Kady Ann Okamura 2-3, run, RBI. Moan: Kellie Kitano-Maguire 2-3, run; Lacey Wilson-Pena 2b.

No. 6 Roosevelt 34, Kaimuki 2, 4 inn.
at Roosevelt H.S. field
Kaimuki (0-1) 002 0 — 2 3 5
Roosevelt (1-0) (11)(15)8 x — 34 26 0
WP—Jaeda Cabunoc. L—K. Leong.
Leading hitters—Roos: Maya Nakamura 6-6, 2 HR’s, 5 runs, 5 RBIs; Kylie Kawamura 4-5, 2b, HR, bb, 4 runs, 4 RBIs; Kanilehua Pitoy 4-5, 2b, 3b, 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Kenna Higa 2-2, 2 bb’s, 4 runs, 2 RBIs; Palena Gomes 3-3, 2b, HR, 3 runs, 7 RBIs; Sunny Halsey HR, bb, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Riley Doi 4-4, 2 2b’s, HR, bb, 3 runs, 6 RBIs; Cabunoc 2 runs; Hoku Chung 2b, 2 bb’s, 3 runs, RBI.

OIA D-II

Waialua 13, Kahuku 3, 5 inn.
at Waialua H.S. field
Kahuku (0-1) 010 11 — 3 3 9
Waialua (1-0) 037 03 — 13 9 2
WP—Maura Muniz. LP—Zoe Fortin.
Leading hitters—Kah: Trinity Seguritan 2-2, HR, 2 runs. Wail: Anela Hernandez 1-4, 2b, run, RBIs; Aliyah Crowley 2-3, bb, 2 runs, RBI; Honey Jose Woods 1-3, bb, 2 runs, RBI; Quinn Ozoa 2 runs; Mele Hardin 1-3, bb, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Nohea Apuakehau Smith 2-4, 2b, run, 3 RBIs.


Radford 16, Nanakuli 15

McKinley 17, Farrington 7, 6 inn.

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