Labasan’s no-hit, 6-0 shutout win over Pearl City advances Maryknoll to state tourney quarterfinals

May 7, 2014 | PC Sports


Maryknoll ace Shearyna Labasan tossed a no-hit, 6-0 shutout against Pearl City on Tuesday in the opening round of the HHSAA State Division I Softball Championships played at University of Hawaii Manoa Rainbow Wahine Stadium.

Labasan struck out fourteen batters with three walks in seven complete innings for the Lady Spartans. Pearl City starting pitcher Kristin Frost took the loss allowing six runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Through four and a half innings Labasan and Frost dualed holding their opponents hitless and scoreless until the Lady Spartans broke the game wide open in the bottom fifth inning scoring six runs on three hits and a couple errors. Jerae Keliikoa led off the bottom of the inning with a single to center field. Miki Takara came in the game as a courtesy runner for Keliikoa at first base. Next batter Kasey Magadaro walked putting runners on first and second with no outs. Chynna Mekaru entered the game as a courtesy runner for Magadaro at first.  Mylee Enos reached first base on a throwing error that scored Takara. Enos stole second base. Shayna Ige reached first base on throwing error by Lady Chargers shortstop Robi Kami that scored Mekaru. Enos advanced to third. Ige stole second base. Next batter Erica Inagaki reached first base on a fielder's choice. Next batter Tamia Hirano hit an RBI single to center field scoring Enos. With the bases loaded, Bree Soma stepped up to the plate and blasted a three RBI triple to left field that put the Lady Spartans up 6-0.

Labasan struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning to end the game and earn the no hitter win.

Pearl City missed a couple opportunities to score in the game leaving a runner on base in both the second and fifth innings.

The Lady Spartans move on to the championship tournament quarterfinals to face Oahu Interscholastic Association Champion and #2 seed Mililani at 7:00pm at Rainbow Wahine Stadium. Pearl City will play in the consolation bracket against Moanalua at 11:00am. Moanalua lost to Mid Pacific 7-1 yesterday in a first round match-up.

Go Lady Chargers!


@ Rainbow Wahine Stadium, University of Hawaii Manoa

                                   1   2   3   4   5   6   7    R   H   E

Pearl City (7-10)         0   0   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   2

Maryknoll (14-4)         0   0   0   0   6   0   0     6   4   0


Leading Hitters:  Maryknoll – Tamia Hirano 1-3, RBI, run;  Bree Soma 1-3, triple, 3 RBI;  Jerae Keliikoa  1-3, run; Shayna Ige 1-3, run.


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Jerae Keliikoa strokes a lead off single to center field in the bottom of the fifth inning to record the

first hit of the ball game and break up a no-hit bid by Lady Chargers starting pitcher Kristin Frost.

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Miki Takara scores the Lady Spartans first run in the bottom of fifth inning.

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Chynna Mekaru slides safely past the tag of Pearl City catcher Ana Cabato to score the Lady Spartans

second run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Mekaru scored from third base on a throwing error.

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Bree Soma connects with a three RBI triple to left field in the bottom of the

fifth inning that put the Lady Spartans up 6-0 over the Lady Chargers.

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Tamia Hirano scores the final run of the ball game on Bree Soma's three RBI triple..

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Bree Soma is pictured on third base after hitting a three RBI triple.