Kaiser over Pearl City 8-6 in American Legion play

May 30, 2012 | PC Sports

 

The Kaiser Cougars outlasted the Pearl City Chargers in a close 8-6 win on Wednesday in American Legion competition played at Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) in Waipio.

Kaiser Cougar starting pitcher Noah Sakatani earned the win for the Cougars pitching four complete innings before being relieved in the top of fifth inning by Aran Oda with a 5-4 lead over the Chargers.

Pearl City's Kamalu Neal took the loss for the Chargers. Neal came into the game in the bottom of fourth inning in relief of starter Dane Kaneshiro with the Chargers up 4-3. Neal allowed two runs in the bottom the of the fourth inning and three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning that put the Cougars up 8-4 after six complete innings.

The Chargers made a move in the top of the seventh inning scoring two runs to pull within a couple runs at 8-6 but left two runners on base to end the game.

Pearl City returns to action on Friday, June 1 against Moanalua at Hans L'Orange  Park in Waipahu. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm.                                                    

                                                      Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Noah Sakatani put the Cougars up 5-4 with an RBI infield hit that scored Jake Torigoe from third base in the bottom of the fourth inning.

                                                     Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Jake Torigoe scores on Noah Sakatani's RBI single in the bottom the fourth inning to break a 4-4 tie and put the Cougars up 5-4 over the Chargers.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kaiser starting pitcher Noah Sakatani earned the win for the Cougars.

                                                      Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City starting pitcher Dane Kaneshiro pitched three strong innings for the Chargers before leaving the game in relief of Kamalu Neal with a 4-3 lead.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City's Kamalu Neal pictured on the mound in the bottom of fifth inning in relief for the Chargers.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kaiser relief pitcher Aran Oda allowed two runs in three innings of work to earn a save against the Chargers. Oda pictured on the mound in the top of the seventh inning for the Cougars.

 

@CORP

Pearl City      0  2  0  2  0  0  2    6

Kaiser           0  0  3  2  0  3  X    8