Aiea ends Pearl City’s OIA DI Baseball Championship quest with 7-3 quarterfinal win

Apr 25, 2024 | PC Community, PC Schools, PC Sports

By Barry Villamil | Sports

The W1 Aiea Na Ali’i executed a dramatic six run, fifth inning rally to drop W5 Pearl City to the consolation round of the 2024 Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Baseball Championship Playoffs with a 7-3 quarterfinal win on Wednesday at Aiea High School. With the win, the Na Ali’i advanced to Thursday’s semifinal round against E2 Roosevelt. Roosevelt defeated W3 Campbell 8-2 in a quarterfinal matchup played at Roosevelt High School. Campbell will take on Pearl City in the 5th/6th place semifinals on Thursday.

Aiea found themselves trailing Pearl City 3-1 entering the bottom of the 5th inning before the Na Ali’i jumped on Charger starting pitcher Devin Fujino and reliever Halona Felix for six runs including a two-run homerun by Bostan Ujimori. Pearl City got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning off a solo homerun shot to rightfield by Logan Honma. The Chargers also scored single runs in the top of the second and third innings.

Aiea starting pitcher Brennan Panis earned the win for the Na Ali’i. Panis pitched 5 complete innings while allowing 3 runs, 7 hits with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Panis also batted 1-3 with a triple, RBI, and a run scored. Kylan Kono pitched 2 innings to close it out for the Na Ali’i.

Aiea High School

                                     1    2    3    4    5    6    7    R   H   E

Pearl City (6-8)         1    1    1    0    0    0    0    3    7   1

Aiea (11-2)                 0    0    1    0    6    0    X   7    6   2

Leading Hitters:

Pearl City – Ethan Higashionna 2-3, RBI; Logan Honma 1-3, HR, RBI, 2 runs scored; Jace Noda 1-4; Caleb Felix 1-2, run scored; Jayson Au Hoy 1-3, RBI; Tyler Oshiro 1-3, RBI, run scored;

Aiea – Ryen Abe 2-4, triple, 2 RBI, runs scored; Brennan Panis 1-3, triple, RBI, run scored; Bostan Ujimori 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, run scored; Dennison Zakahi 1-2, run scored; Dylan Dumas 1-1, RBI, run scored

Quarterfinal Scores

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

@ Aiea High School

W1 Aiea 7

W5 Pearl City 3

@ Stevenson Middle School

E2 Roosevelt 8

W3 Campbell 2

@ Mililani High School

E3 Moanalua 2

W2 Mililani 1

@ Kailua High School

E1 Kailua 10

E5 Kalani 1

Semifinal Matchups

Thursday, April 25, 2024

@ Les Murakami Stadium

W1 Aiea vs. E2 Roosevelt – 4:00pm

E3 Moanalua vs. E1 Kailua – 6:30pm

5th/6th Place Consolation Semifinals

Thursday, April 25, 2024

W5 Pearl City vs. E3 Campbell @ Waipahu High School – 3:00pm

E5 Kalani vs. W2 Mililani @ Mililani High School – 3:00pm


Photos by Barry Villamil | Sports

Cover photo: Aiea winning pitcher Brennan Panis