Tokunaga pitches Pearl City past Aiea 4-2

Mar 21, 2013 | PC Sports

 

Pearl City notched a 4-2 win over Aiea on Wednesday to end a three-game slide in OIA Red Western Division competition. Tanner Tokunaga provided the firepower from the mound for the Chargers holding the Na Ali'i to five hits over seven complete innings. Teammate Sean Milan displayed exceptional power from the plate with a two RBI triple in the bottom of the three-run fourth inning that put Pearl City up 3-1.

Jaryn Nakamoto took the loss for Aiea. Both teams pulled even at 3-3 in league play.

Pearl City erased a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Matt Tsutomi off of Aiea starter Jaryn Nakamoto that scored Tanner Tokunaga from second base to tie the game at 1-1. Next batter Kamalu Neal hit a singe to right field advancing Tsutomi to second base. Isaiah Aribal came into the game as a courtesy runner for Neal at first base. Next batter Kyle Tom grounded out moving both runners up to second and third. Sean Milan stepped up and hit a two RBI triple scoring Tsutomi and Aribal. Shaye Higa flied out to left field off of Aiea reliever Jaycob Alcantra for the third out. Pearl City took a 3-1 lead.

The Chargers put up another run in the bottom of the sixth inning on an RBI single by Kyle Tom that scored courtesy runner Isaiah Aribal from second base. Pearl City led Aiea 4-1 heading to the top of the seventh inning.

The Na Ali'i scored their final run of the ball game on an RBI triple by Jared Uyeda that scored Elijah Tausaga from first base.

Pearl City hits the diamond on Saturday, March 23 with a home game against Kapolei at 11:00am.

Go Chargers!

 

@ Pearl City High School

Aiea (3-3)                 0   0   1   0   0   0   1      2   5   1

Pearl City (3-2)       0   0   0   3   0   1   X      4   6   1

Leading Hitters:

Aiea- Daylan Pajimola 2-4, 2B, Run; Patrick Villanueva 1-3 2B, 1 RBI; Jared Uyeda 1-1, 3B, RBI; Lewai Manoa 1-3.

Pearl City – Sean Milan 2-3 3B, 2 RBI; Matt Tsutomi 1-3 1 Run, RBI; Tanner Tokunaga 1-3, 1 Run; Kyle Tom 1-3, 1 RBI; Kamalu Neal 1-2.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Sean Milan slams a two RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth inning that put the Chargers up 3-1.

Matt Tsutomi and Isaiah Aribal scored on Milan's triple.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kyle Tom picked up an RBI on a single in the bottom of the sixth inning that scored courtesy

runner Isaiah Aribal from second base. The Chargers increased their lead to 4-1 over the Na Ali'i.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Isaiah Aribal scores from second base on Kyle Tom's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Aribal plays an integral role for the Chargers on offense with his speed and ability to score.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Jared Uyeda pictured drilling an RBI triple to right field in the top of the seventh

inning that scored Elijah Tausaga from first base. Aiea trailed Pearl City 4-2.

                                                              Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Elijah Tausaga scores from first base on Jared Uyeda's RBI triple in the top of the seventh inning.