Peanut Butter Kaaialii pitches Pearl City past Leilehua 8-4, Lady Chargers earn state tourney berth

Apr 27, 2014 | PC Sports


Tyanna "Peanut Butter" Kaaialii pitched Pearl City past Leilehua 8-4 to lead the Lady Chargers to a fifth place finish in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red Division Varsity Girls Softball Championship Tournament played on Saturday at Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) in Waipio.

Pearl City's win over Leilehua secured a berth for the Lady Chargers in the HHSAA Division I Data House State Softball Championship Tournament scheduled for Tuesday, May 6 through Friday, May 9 at the University of Hawaii's Rainbow Wahine Stadium.

Leilehua will travel to the Big Island on Tuesday to play Waiakea for a state tournament play-in berth.

Leilehua ace Taezha Cordero took the loss for the Lady Mules in seven complete innings of work against Pearl City.  Cordero allowed eight runs on ten hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

Peanut Butter Kaaialii gave up four runs on eleven hits with three strikeouts, two walks, and a homerun in four complete innings.

Kristin Frost recorded a save for the Lady Chargers in three innings of relief. Frost held Leilehua to no runs with four hits and two strikeouts.

Leilehua's Mahealani Calizo and Pearl City's Robi Kami both homered in the contest.

Next up, the state tournament!

Go Lady Chargers!



                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7    R    H

Pearl City (7-9 )         1   4   0   0   2   0   1    8   10

Leilehua (7-9)            0   2   0   2   0   0   0    4   11

Leading Hitters:

Pearl City – Robi Kami 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs; Hope Casarez 1-3, RBI, Run; Makana Kekaulike 1-3, 2 RBI; Kristin Frost 1-2; Tyanna Kaaialii 1-3, 2 Runs; Nat Kang 1-3, RBI, Run; Ana Cabato 1-1, 2 RBI

Leilehua – Chenoa Au 1-4, RBI; Tiani Cantero-Kewelo 3-4, RBI; Alo Ashley Salausa 3-3; Mahealani Calizo 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 Runs.

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Taezha Cordero pitched seven complete innings for the Lady Mules in the 8-4 loss to the Lady Chargers.

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Makana Kekaulike hits an RBI single driving in Hope Casarez from third base in the top of the

second inning. The Lady Chargers scored four runs in the inning to take a 5-0 lead over Leilehua.

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Hope Casarez steps on home plate to score on Kekaulike's RBI single in the top of the second inning.

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Mahealani Calizo hits a two run homerun off of Lady Chargers starting pitcher Tyanna Peanut Butter Kaaialii in

the bottom of the second inning to put the Lady Mules on the scoreboard and cut into the Pearl City lead at 5-2


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Chloe Pojas scores the Lady Mules first run of the ball game on Mahealani Calizo's 2-run homerun.

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Mahealani Calizo approaches home plate to score on her 2-run homerun in the bottom of the second inning.

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Robi Kami had a solid a day at the plate hitting 2-5 with a homerun, 2-RBI and 2 runs scored.