Big Gun of the West, Helemanu shuts out Mililani 6-0

Mar 29, 2018 | PC Sports

The Pearl City Chargers defeated the Mililani Trojans 6-0 in Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I baseball behind a complete game, one hit, outstanding performance by Charger ace Cade Halemanu on Wednesday, at Mililani High School.

In a reversal of fortune, the Chargers avenged a 6-0 shut-out loss to the Trojans on March 2. Halemanu went the distance on Wednesday, allowing no runs, on one hit with nine strikeouts and one walk in seven innings on the hill for the Chargers. Halemanu also contributed at the plate hitting 2-3 with a RBI.

Cole Mayeshiro took the loss for the Trojans. Charles Winchester and Tanner Moran pitched in relief for the Trojans.

Pearl City improved to 6-2 while Mililani fell to 5-3 in league play.

The Chargers will be gunning for a sweep, with first place at stake, of the visiting Campbell Sabers on Friday, March 30 at Pearl City High School. Campbell sits atop the OIA Western Division I standings at 7-1 with the only blemish on their regular season record coming at the hands of the Chargers in a 3-1 (12 innings) loss on March 7 at Campbell High School.

 If Pearl City beats Campbell, they will complete a regular season sweep of the Sabers and a tie for first place at 7-2.

The Chargers split the regular season with Mililani, while Campbell swept the Trojans. If Campbell beats Pearl City and earns a split, the Sabers will remain in first place of the division at 8-1 with three games remaining in round two of the regular season.

It's going to be an exciting stretch to end the regular season with top seedings at stake in the upcoming OIA tournament championships.





Top 1 

Matt Aribal scored on a bases loaded walk in the top of the first inning to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead.

Top 3 

Dillin Kaneshiro led off the top of the third inning with a single into centerfield. Sam Prentice followed with line drive signal into centerfield. Mililani changed their pitcher bringing in reliever Charles Winchester in relief of Mayeshiro with no outs and two runners on base. Next batter Cade Halemanu laid down a bunt single to load the bases. Kendric Nakamura comes in to pinch run for Halemanu at first base. Next batter Carter Hirano hit a RBI single that scored Kaneshiro from third base to put the Chargers up 2-0. On the play, Sam Prentice attempted to score behind Kaneshiro but was thrown out at the plate. The Trojans turned a double play to get out of the inning. 2-0

Bottom 4 – HIGHLIGHT

Mililani got a runner on base on a single by Korrey Siracusa in the bottom of the fourth inning but was gunned down attempting to steal second base by Charger catcher Cello Casarez.

Top 5

Dillin Kaneshiro walked to lead off the top of the fifth inning. Next batter Sam Prentice powered a double off the right field fence. Pearl City had runners in scoring position with Kaneshiro on third and Prentice on second. Next batter Cade Halemanu hit a bloop RBI single into shallow centerfield scoring Kaneshiro that increased the Chargers to lead to 3-0. Halemanu made it to second base on the play with Prentice moving up to third. The Trojans changed pitchers bringing in Tanner Moran in relief of Charles Winchester with two runners on base and no outs. Carter Hirano grounded out for the first out of the inning. Prentice scored the second run of the inning from third on a RBI sac ground out by Christian Pacrem. Next batter Cello Casarez grounded out for the third out. The Chargers took a 4-0 lead over the Trojans.

The Chargers scored two more runs the rest of the way to blank the Trojans 6-0.

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Dillin Kaneshiro led off the top of the third inning with a single into centerfield.

Kaneshiro batted 1-3 with 3 runs scored.

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Sam Prentice followed Kaneshiro with a line drive single into centerfield.

Prentice batted 3-4 with a double, 2 RBI, and a run scored.

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Carter Hirano drove in Kaneshiro from third base with a RBI single that

put the Chargers up 2-0 over the Trojans in the top of the third inning.

Hirano batted 2-3 with 2 RBI.

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Sam Prentice attempts to score behind Kaneshiro but runs into

Trojan catcher Korrey Siracusa who tagged out Prentice at home plate.

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Starter pitcher Cade Halemanu also contributed to the Chargers run production

pictured here hitting a RBI single into shallow centerfield in the top of the fifth

inning that scored Dillin Kaneshiro from third base. The Chargers went up 3-0.

Halemanu batted 2-3 with a RBI.

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Kaneshiro scores on Cade Halemanu's RBI single in the top of the fifth inning.

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Sam Prentice scores on a sac RBI grounder by Christian Pacrem

in the top of the fifth inning that increased the Chargers lead to 4-0.

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Tanner Moran was the third Mililani pitcher to take

the mound in the Trojans 6-0 loss to the Chargers.