Pearl City powers past Waiakea 5-2 to reach state semifinals

May 6, 2011 | PC Sports


The Pearl City Chargers bounced #4 seed Waiakea from the winners bracket in a 5-2 victory over the Big Island champions in the quarterfinals of the HHSAA State Division I Baseball Championship Tournament on Thursday at Les Murakami Stadium.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Chargers celebrating Thursday's victory over Waiakea.

Pearl City Chargers starting pitcher, Tyler Tokunaga tossed seven complete innings, allowing 2 runs and 8 hits for the victory. Waiakea's, Quintin Torres-Costa  gave up 5 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings of work.

The Chargers welcomed back starters Chevas Numata and Troy Barboza Scanlan who both sat out Wednesday's first round 3-1 victory over Kamehameha-Maui.

Numata got things started in the first inning with a 2-run homerun off of Waiakea starting pitcher, Torres-Costa that cleared the right field fence.

Waiakea put up one run in the second, and one run in the third inning to tie the score at 2-2.

In the third inning, Scanlan ripped an RBI double to left center that scored Tyler Tokunaga to put the Chargers up 3-2.

Tanner Tokunaga took care of business in the sixth inning to secure the Chargers lead and victory with a 2 RBI triple to left center that scored Kory Nakamura and Sheldon Milan.

The Chargers (15-3) move on to the semifinals and will face Kailua (15-1-1) on Friday at 4:00pm. Kailua defeated the #1 ranked St. Louis Crusaders (16-3) on Thursday 3-2.

Moanalua (14-1-1) and Baldwin (15-0) will meet in the second semifinal match up on Friday at 7:00pm.

* Note: Pearl City defeated Kailua 8-7 in the semifinals of the OIA Red Division Championships a couple weeks ago at the Kailua Surfriders home field.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Tyler Tokunaga went the distance in the Chargers 5-2 victory over Waiakea on Thursday.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Chevas Numata wasted no time getting the Chargers on the scoreboard with a first inning, 2 run homerun over the right field fence.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Troy Barboza Scanlan pictured drilling an RBI double in the third inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Tanner Tokunaga broke it open in the sixth inning with a 2 RBI triple to left center field.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Waiakea starting pitcher Quintin Torres-Costa allowed 5 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings of work against the Chargers.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

The Tokunaga brothers, #15 Tanner and #1 Tyler congratulate each other after two great performances on Thursday that help lead the Chargers over Waiakea.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Chargers bat boy worked hard on Thursday!


@ Les Murakami Stadium

#4 Waiakea (10-2-1)   011 000 0 – 2 8 0

Pearl City (12-5)         201 002 X – 5 7 0


W – Tyler Tokunaga

L – Quintin Torres-Costa