Casarez pitches Pearl City past Waialua 15-1

Jun 11, 2011 | PC Sports

 

Pearl City advanced to the next round of the Little League 9-10 years old District 7 Tournament with a 15-1 win over Waialua on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) in Waipio.

Pearl City will play the winner of Nanakuli/Waipahu at CORP on Saturday (6/11) at 12:00pm.

Starting pitcher, Cello Casarez pitched a gem for Pearl City on Friday, holding Waialua batters to three hits in four complete innings of work. The contest ended after four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Waialua found themselves in a deep hole early on as Pearl City took advantage of control problems on the mound from Waialua pitching with multiple pass balls at the plate that allowed Pearl City to score seven runs on one hit in the top of the first inning.

Waialua starting pitcher Bronson Grover opened the game walking lead off batter Chaesten Chon and #2 batter Cheyne Obara. Chon scored the first run of the game from third base on a wild pitch. Obara moved up to third base and scored on another wild pitch with Nohealani Hee at the plate. Hee walked bringing Pearl City shortstop Carter Hirano to the plate.  Grover threw another wild pitch pass the catcher advancing Hee to second base. Hee moved up to third base on another wild pitch and scored on the next pitch that got pass the catcher. Hirano took first base on ball four.

Waialua made a pitching change moving Grover to third base and bringing in #6 Emilio Lorenzo from third to pitch. Lorenzo got #40 Caleb Young to ground out for out number one. Hirano moved up to third base on the play. Next batter #31 Zion Tupuola-Fetui drilled a double that scored Hirano from third to put Pearl City up 4-0. #22 Tarynce Antolin got hit by a pitch and took first base. Tupuola-Fetui moved up to third base and scored on a pass ball. Antolin moved around to third base on two consecutive pass balls. Next batter, Casarez walked. Antolin scored on a pass ball. Casarez moved up to third base and scored the final run of the inning to put Pearl City up 7-0.

Pearl City added 2 more runs in the top of the second inning and one run in the top of the third. Waialua scored their only run in the bottom of the second inning on an an RBI single by #3 McKenna Cameron.

Pearl City put together a five run fourth inning to take a commanding 15-1 lead. In the inning, Pearl City's Chaesten Chon and Cheyne Obara scored from second and third base on an infield grounder by Nohealani Hee that was bobbled allowing two runs to score. With Hee occupying first base, next batter Carter Hirano walked pushing Hee to second. Caleb Young lined out to the shortstop. Zion Tupuola-Fetui got hit by a pitch that loaded the bases. Hee scored from third base on a pass ball. Tarynce Antolin walked to load the bases again. Cello Casarez popped out for out number two. Hirano scored on another pass ball. Tupuola-Fetui scored the games final run on a pass ball to put Pearl City up 15-1.

 

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

#65 Bronson Grover on the mound for Waialua in the top of the first inning against Pearl City.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City's Chaesten Chon scores the games first run on a pass ball in the top of the first inning against Waialua.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

#31 Zion Tupuola-Fetui pictured drilling an RBI double in the top of the first inning off of Waialua reliever, Emilio Lorenzo.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City's Nohealani Hee moves into scoring position at second base in the top of the first inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Waialua's scores their only run on a single by McKenna Cameron in the bottom of the second inning.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

McKenna Cameron hits an RBI single for Waialua's only run in the bottom of the second inning.

 

@ CORP

Pearl City (1-0)    7   2   1   5  X  X  – 15

Waialua    (0-1)    0   1   0   0  X  X  –   1

 

WP – Casarez

LP –  Grover