Numata pitches a gem in 11-1 win over Waianae

Mar 26, 2011 | PC Sports


The Pearl City Chargers made short work of the Waianae Seariders on Friday at Waianae in a lopsided 11-1 win that was called after the 5th inning due to the 10 run mercy rule.

Chargers starting pitcher Chevas Numata held the Seariders to 1 run on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts in 5 complete innings. Numata had help on the offense as the Chargers banged out 12 hits against Seariders pitching.

Top hitters for the Chargers: Tyler Tokunaga 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Austin Bolosan 2-4, RBI; Kyle Tom 2-3, 2 runs; Kory Nakamura 2-3,2B, 2 RBIs; Kai Kealoha 1-2, 3B, 3 RBIs;.

Earlier in the week, the Chargers defeated the Seariders 8-7 at home, in a game that experienced wind, rain, delays because of field conditions and the threat of the game being called due to darkness. This time around, you couldn't have asked for better conditions to play baseball with the sun shining and waves breaking in the background on the Waianae coast.

The Chargers got on the scoreboard first, putting up 2 runs in the 3rd inning and 3 more runs in 4th inning to take a 5-0 lead. In the 5th inning the Chargers exploded at the plate, driving in 6 runs for an 11-0 advantage. In the inning, a 2 RBI double by Kory Nakamura put the Chargers up 7-0. Kai Kealoha followed with a 2 RBI triple that increased their lead to 9-0. Next batter, Tyler Tokunaga scored Kealoha from 3rd base on an RBI flyout to center field. Troy Barbosa Scanlan reached first base on an error by the Seariders first baseman and would later score the final Pearl City run from 3rd base.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Waianae would score their only run. Numata started off the inning with consecutive walks to the first two batters. The runners moved up to 2nd and 3rd on a fly out to right field. Pearl City catcher, Isaac Shim fired the ball to second base from home plate in a pick off attempt that allowed the runner from 3rd base to score.

With the win, Pearl City improved their undefeated record to 6-0 and a share of first place in the OIA Red Western Division with Mililani (6-0). Waianae, who is still looking for their first win falls to 0-6.


W – Chevas Numata

L – Jobe Cabral

@ Waianae

Pearl City