No-hitters have become almost commonplace for Pearl City.
Tyanna Kaaialii and Kristin Frost faced one batter over the minimum in the Chargers’ third no-hitter in their last six games and Pearl City rolled into the semifinals of the DataHouse/HHSAA Division I Softball Championship with a 14-0 win in five innings over fourth-seeded Waiakea today.
After holding off ‘Iolani in Tuesday’s late game, Kaaialii got the start today and struck out the side in the first inning with Waiakea’s lone baserunner of the afternoon reaching on an error.
Frost took over the second and retired all 12 batters she faced, seven on strikeouts, to earn the win in the second no-hitter of the day at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
“I think it’s good momentum for us to take into tomorrow,” said Frost, who also doubled and drove in two runs. “It’s the farthest (the seniors have) gotten. It means a lot to us and we’re going to come out our hardest.”
Kaaialii and Frost combined on a no-hitter against Moanalua in the first round of the OIA playoffs on April 27 and Kaaialii no-hit Kaiser the following day.
The Chargers were in command by the time Kaaialii picked up the ball after opening the game with a five-run first inning. Hope Casarez, who homered against ‘Iolani, delivered an RBI double and Ana Cabato followed with a two-run single.
Pearl City was up 8-0 when Frost went to the circle in the bottom of the second and continued to pull away. The Chargers will play Kapolei, a 5-0 winner over Leilehua, in Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinal at RWSS.