Kailua knocks Pearl City out of OIA championship title contention 9-3

Apr 23, 2016 | PC Sports

Kailua spoiled Pearl City's undefeated season and run for an OIA Championship after shocking the Chargers 9-3 last night in the OIA championship tournament semifinals played at Hans L 'Orange Park in Waipahu.

The Chargers took a 3-2 lead after six complete innings and were three outs away from reaching Saturday's OIA championship game when the Surfriders blew the game wide open in the top of the seventh inning scoring seven runs (aided by four errors and a wild pitch) to take a 9-3 lead.

Kailua held Pearl City scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to stop the top ranked Chargers and earn a trip to tonight's championship game against Kalani. Kalani defeated Waipahu 3-2 last night to advance to the championship title game.

Dalton Kalama earned the win for the Surfriders. Trenton Darley took the loss for the Chargers.

Pearl City starting pitcher Carson Okada pitched three innings allowing no runs, two hits with two strikeouts and no walks  Okada left the game in the top of the third inning after recording the final out on a line drive back to the mound but was injured after taking a shot to the head on the play. Trestan Nakamura pitched an inning in relief of Okada allowing two runs and three hits. Trenton Darley pitched three innings in relief allowing seven runs, four hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

Keiki Kanahele-Santos got the start for the Surfriders pitching three innings allowing one run, two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Matthew Hanano tossed two innings in relief of Kanahele-Santos allowing one run, three hits with no strikeouts and no walks. Winning pitcher Dalton Kalama pitched two innings allowing one run, one hit with three strikeouts and three walks.

The Chargers will take on Waipahu this afternoon at Pearl City High School for third place. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00pm. Pearl City and Waipahu each earned a birth in the HHSAA State Divsion I Baseball Championship Tournament schedued for May 4 – May 7 at Maui's Iron Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

GO CHARGERS!

 

@ Hans L ‘Orange Park

                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   R   H   E

Kailua (11-3)           0   0   0   2   0   0   7   9   8   1

Pearl City (13-1)      0   0   1   0   1   1   0   3  3   7

 

Leading Hitters:

Kailua – Dalton Kalama 1-3, RBI; Noah Auld 2-4, Run; Lawson Faria 1-4, RBI, 2 Runs; Kila Thomas 3-4, RBI, 2 Runs; Matthew Hanano 1-3, 2 RBI, Run

Pearl City – Colby Hirano 1-3, 2 Runs; Sam Prentice 1-3; Davin Kapuras 2-3, 2 RBI; Christian Onomura 1-2; Matt Aribal 1-3, RBI

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Davin Kapuras drove in the first run of the ball game with a RBI single in the bottom

of the third inning that scored Colby Hirano. Davin batted 2-3 with 2 RBI for the Chargers.

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Colby Hirano slides in safely at home plate to score the first run of the ball

game. Colby walked to led off the bottom of the third inning and stole second

base to get into scoring position. Colby batted 1-3 with two runs scored.

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Matthew Hanano stroked a 2 RBI single with two outs in

the top of the fourth inning to give the Surfriders a 2-1 lead.

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Lawson Faria scores to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning.

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Kalei Kealoha Machado scores behind Lawson Faria to put the Surfriders on top 2-1.

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Davin Kapuras picks up his second RBI of the game with a sac fly to right field that

scored Colby Hirano from third base to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

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Colby Hirano scores from third base to tie the game at 2-2.

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Matt Aribal hits a bloop RBI single to shallow centerfield that scored Chase Yoshida from

third base to break a 2-2 tie and put the Chargers up 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

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Chase Yoshida scores to put the Chargers in the lead at 3-2.

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Dustin Imanaka scores on a RBI single by Lawson Faria

to tie the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning.

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Keiki Kanahele-Santos picks up a RBI scoring Noah Auld with the go ahead run that

put the Surfriders in the lead over the Chargers 4-3 in the top of the seventh inning.

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Noah Auld scores the go ahead run to put the Kailua uo 4-3. The

Surfriders went on to score five more runs in the top of the seventh inning.