Pearl City hosted Waipahu in OIA Varsity Softball on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader as Pearl City took the first game 15-3 and Waipahu coming back in the second game for a 7-6 victory. In the first game, Pearl City hitters pounded out 17 hits, scoring 15 runs. Kaleinani Adams hit well for the Chargers going 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBI's. Courtney Ahlo and Alana Cuarisma both went 3-5 with Cuarisma adding a HR.
Game1 winning pitcher, Sella Rodriguez was masterful on the mound holding Waipahu to 3 runs."Sella threw a lot of strikes and I think that's her strength. She makes them swing," said Chargers Head Coach, Keoke Behic. "Today our defense made a lot of plays for her, that was the key."
Game 1 winning pitcher, Sella Rodriguez throwing strikes for Pearl City against Waipahu. Photo By: Barry Villamil / email@example.com.
Kaleinani Adams was solid at the plate in Game 1 hitting 2-4 with a homerun. Photo By: Barry Villamil / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pearl City's, Courtney Ahlo connecting against Waipahu. Photo By: Barry Villamil / email@example.com
Game 2 came down to the last inning as Waipahu's Angi Sakamoto drove in the game winning RBI in the top of the 7th inning to put Waipahu up 7-6. Sakamoto went 3 for 3 in Game 2. Waipahu showed they had power as Nala Viliamu, Tany Viliamu and Dara Aiwohi-Dutro each had a homerun. Pearl City had good hitting performances from Alana Cuarisma 3 for 4, 2 Runs and Tiari Walker 2 for 4.
Dara Aiwohi-Dutro earned the win for Waipahu. Game 1 winning pitcher, Sella Rodriguez took the loss.
Waipahu get ting runners on base in Game 2 of the doubleheader against Pearl City. Photo By: Barry Villamil / firstname.lastname@example.org
Alana Cuarisma getting the bat on the ball in Game 2 for the Chargers. Waipahu's, Angi Sakamoto behind the plate. Photo By: Barry Villamil / email@example.com
Next match up for Pearl City will be on Saturday, April 3 as the Chargers host the Leilehua Mules in a Doubleheader . Game one is set for 10:00AM.
Pearl City 15 Waipahu 3
PEARL CITY 111 126 3 15 Runs 17 Hits 2 Errors
WAIPAHU 000 102 0 3 Runs 7 Hits 4 Errors
Sella Rodriguez and Maya Nagata, Tiari Walker (6); AJ Miranda and Nala Viliamu; W-Rodriguez, L-Miranda Leading Hitters: PC-Kaleinani Adams 2 for 4, 2 Runs, 2B, HR; Ashlyn Aweau 2 for 4, 2 Runs, 3B; Courtney Ahlo 3 for 5, 3 Runs; Alana Cuarisma 3 for 5, 2 Runs, HR; Maya Nagata 2 for 3; Sierra Tadiarca 2 for 5. Waipahu-Nala Viliamu HR; Tany Viliamu HR
Waipahu 7 Pearl City 6
WAIPAHU 210 012 1 7 Runs 12 Hits 1 Errors
PEARL CITY 200 022 x 15 Runs 17 Hits 2 Errors
Dara Aiwohi-Dutro and Angi Sakamoto; Courtney Ahlo, Sella Rodriguez (5) and Maya Nagata; W-Dutro L-Rodriguez Leading Hitters: Waipahu- Angi Sakamoto 3 for 3, 3 Runs including game winning RBI; Dara Aiwohi-Dutro 2 for 4, 2B, HR; Nala Viliamu HR; Tany Viliamu 2 for 4 HR; Joni Meniola 3 for 4. PC- Alana Cuarisma 3 for 4, 2 Runs, 2B; Tiari Walker 2 for 4; Ashley Laura Johnson 3B