Powerball lifts Waianae over Pearl City 4-3

Mar 21, 2014 | PC Sports


Waianae got past Pearl City yesterday 4-3 in OIA Red Western Division Varsity Softball played at the Chargers home field, on the hill, at Pearl City High School.

The Lady Seariders (3-1) used their power at the plate, speed on the base paths and a complete game performance by freshman starting pitcher Cranci Kamaka to hand the Lady Chargers their second loss in row and even their league record at 2-2.

Cranci Kamaka contributed to the Lady Seariders win from both the mound and at the plate. Kamaka pitched seven complete innings allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and four walks. From the plate Kamaka batted 2-4.

Pearl City starting pitcher Kristin Frost allowed two runs on four hits (two homeruns), one strikeout, and two walks in 2 2/3 innings. Frost also batted 1-3 with a run scored.

Tyanna "Peanut Butter" Kaaialii pitched in relief of Frost allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 4 1/3 innings. Kaaialii also contributed at the plate for the Lady Chargers batting 1-3 with one RBI.

Waianae took advantage of the Lady Chargers fenceless outfield to power two in-the-park homeruns. Randie Santiago led off the top of the second inning with a homerun shot in the gap past Pearl City center fielder Ariela Bali to put the Lady Seariders up 1-0. Kelcie Taguchi led off the top of the third inning with a liner to left field for Waianae's second in-the-park homer that broke a 1–1 tie and put the Lady Seariders up 2-1.

Pearl City scored their first run in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI single by Tyanna "Peanut Butter" Kaaialii that drove in Noami Hernandez-Hama from third base and tied the game at 1-1.

The potent run scoring Lady Seariders combination of Randie Santiago and Kelcie Taguchi came through again in the top of fourth inning on a two-out RBI single by Taguchi that drove in Santiago from third base to increase the Lady Seariders lead over the Lady Chargers 3-1.

In the top of the fifth inning Waianae scored their final run on an RBI pinch hit single by Nue Siva that scored  Lauren Taunu'u from third base to take a 4-1 lead.

Kristin Frost scored the Lady Chargers second run of the ball game on an RBI single by Robi Kami in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Lady Chargers trailed the Lady Seariders 4-2 after five complete innings.

The Lady Chargers made it interesting in the bottom of seventh inning after Kristyn Uhehara hit a one out single into center field and was later driven in by Robi Kami who hit an RBI single that scored Uehara from second base. Kami's RBI made it a one run ball game at 4-3. The Lady Chargers loaded the bases but failed to score after Makana Kekaulike grounded out to third base for the final out.

The Lady Chargers return to action on Saturday, March 22 at Campbell. First pitch scheduled for 10:00am.

Go Lady Chargers!


@ Pearl City High School

                                1   2   3   4   5   6   7     R   H

Waianae (3-1)         0   1   1   1   1   0   0     4   7

Pearl City (2-2)        0   1   0   0   1   0   1     3   7

Leading Hitters:

Waianae – Randie Santiago 2-3, HR, RBI, 2 runs scored; Kelcie Taguchi 2-4, HR, RBI,  run scored; Nue Siva 1-2, Rbi; Cranci Kamaka 2-4.

Pearl City – Robi Kami 2-4, 2 RBI; Nat King 1-2; Tyanna "Peanut Butter" Kaaialii 1-3, RBI; Hope Casarez 1-3, Kristin Frost 1-3, Run; Kristyn Uehara 1-2, Run

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Waianae Lady Seariders freshman starting pitcher Cranci Kamaka pitched seven

complete innings allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and four walks.

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Waianae's Randie Santiago had a great day at the plate to lead the Lady Seariders

hitting 2-3 with a homerun, one RBI  and two runs scored.

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Pearl City starting catcher Robi Kami batted 2-4 with two RBI's to lead the Lady Chargers at the plate.