Lady Chargers hold off Castle 8-7 to advance to OIA championship quarterfinals

Apr 26, 2018 | PC Sports

Congratulations to the Lady Chargers who held off Castle 8-7 on Wednesday in the first round play of the 2018 Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Softball Championship Tournament played at Pearl City High School.

The Lady Chargers advanced to the championship tournament quarterfinals and will face Roosevelt on Thursday at Roosevelt with first pitch scheduled for 3:00pm.

Pearl City's Alexas Presto-Ahsing picked up the win for the Lady Chargers. Presto-Ahsing pitched 4 1/3 innings while allowing 6 runs on 7 hits with 1 strikeout. Jozayah Iriarte earned the save pitching 2 2/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 1 strikeout and 1 walk.

Mele Turner took the loss for Castle. Turner pitched 4 1/3 innings while allowing 6 runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts and 7 walks. Lauryn Kong pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of Turner allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 strikeout.

Winning pitcher Presto-Ahsing also led the Lady Chargers at the plate hitting 2-2 with a RBI. Tiari Hernandez batted 1-3 with double, RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Castle's Rayla Keanu powered her way to a 2-3 performance at the plate with 2 home runs, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

GO LADY CHARGERS!

 

@ Pearl City

                           1   2   3   4   5   6   7   R   H   E

Castle (5-8)          0   0   0   0   5   0   1   7   9   2

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

 

Wednesday's First Round Scores:
Waianae 17
Moanalua 8
 
Mililani 11
Kailua 0
 
Kapolei 10
Farrington 0  (F/6th)
 
Castle 7
Pearl City 8

 

Thursday's Quarterfinal Match-ups:
3:00pm
Mililani @ Campbell
Kapolei @ Kaiser
Waianae @ Leilehua
Pearl City @ Roosevelt

 

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Winning pitcher Alexas Pesto-Ahsing also batted 2-2 with a RBI.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Mele Turner got the start for the Lady Knights. Turner pitched 4 1/3

innings while allowing 6 runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts and 7 walks

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Taylor Au scored the first run of the ball game on a bases loaded walk in the bottom

of the first inning. The Lady Chargers scored four runs in the inning to take a 4-0 lead.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Castle's Rayla Keanu is pictured powering a solo home run to left field

in the top of the second inning. Keanu also slammed a three-run home run

in the top of the fifth inning that contributed to a five run Castle rally that

closed the Lady Knights within one run of the Lady Chargers lead at 7-6

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Keanu is congratulated after hitting her first home run of the ball in the top of the second inning.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Tiari Hernandez batted 1-3 with a double, RBI and 2 runs scored.