Bottom seven heroics rally Mililani past Pearl City 9-8

Apr 5, 2017 | PC Sports

Mililani rallied past Pearl City 9-8 scoring eight runs in the last two innings to defeat the visiting Chargers on Tuesday at Mililani High School. Justin Ogasawara hit a game winning two-out pinch-hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored Thomas Nakatsukasa and sent the Trojans and their fans into a chorus of cheers and celebration that reverberated around the ball park.

Pearl City was cruising along with a seven run lead at 8-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning when the Trojans jumped on Charger starting pitcher Dillin Hasegawa. With bases loaded, Hasegawa was relieved by Matt Aribal who gave up a one-out 3-RBI triple by Micah Kaohu that cut into the Chargers lead to 8-4.  The Trojans score five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to trail the Chargers 8-6.

In the bottom of the seventh inning the Trojans stepped up their offensive attack on the Chargers scoring three runs with the game winner coming on the pinch-hit RBI single by Thomas Nakatsukasa.

Seth Thomas picked up the win for the Trojans in one inning of relief.

Pearl City's Matt Aribal took the loss in 1 2/3 innings of relief of starter Dillin Hasegawa. Aribal gave up four runs on four hits with one strikeout. Hasegawa pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing five runs on six hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Micah Kaohu led Trojans at the plate hitting 2-3 with a triple, 4 RBI, and 1 run scored.

Pearl City's Carter Hirano batted 2-3 with a triple, RBI, and 1 run scored. Matt Aribal went 2-4 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored. Sam Prentice batted 2-3 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Mililani improved to 6-5 while Pearl City fell to 4-7 in league play.

Mililani and Pearl City finish out the regular season this week Thursday, April 7 with Mililani taking on league leading Campbell (10-0) at Hans L 'Orange at 6:30pm and Pearl City traveling to Aiea (5-6) with first pitch scheduled for 3:00pm.



@ Mililani

                             1   2   3   4   5   6   7   R   H   E  

Pearl City (4-7)     0   1   1   5   0   1   0   8   11  2

Mililani (6-5)          0   0   0   0   1   5   3   9   10  4


Leading Hitters:

Pearl City – Matt Aribal 2-4, 2 RBI, run; Christian Onomura 1-4; Davin Kapuras 1-2, 2B, run; Joey Casarez 1-2, run; Carter Hirano 2-3, 3B, RBI, run; Kulia Neal 1-3, run; Sam Prentice 2-3, 2 RBI, 3 runs

Mililani – Bryson Arakaki 1-3, 2 runs; Korrey Siracusa 1-4, 3 runs; Thomas Nakatsukasa 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Micah Kaohu 3B, 4 RBI, run; Bryce Yonemori 1-3, run; Justin Ogasawara 1-1, RBI; Zach Lafata 2B, RBI


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Seth Thomas picked up the win for the Trojans in one inning of relief.

Thomas is pictured on the mound in the top of the seventh inning.