Honma, Bernal drive in go ahead runs to lead Pearl City 5-3 past Kalani, Chargers advance to HHSAA DI State Baseball Championships

Apr 27, 2024 | PC Community, PC Schools, PC Sports

By Barry Villamil | MyPearlCity.com Sports

Logan Honma drove in the tieing and go ahead runs with a 2-RBI triple to right field, followed by a RBI sac fly to left field by Noah Bernal that scored Honma from third base and with their combined efforts at the plate erased a 3-2 deficit in the top of the fifth inning and proved to be enough to lead the Pearl City Chargers over the Kalani Falcons 5-3 on Saturday at Kahala District Park. Honma finished game hitting 2-3 with 2 triples, 3 RBI, and a run scored.

With the win, Pearl City finished in fifth place in the 2024 Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Baseball Playoffs. The Chargers qualified for the HHSAA Division I Baseball Championships scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, May 14-17, 2024, at Moanalua High School, Pearl City High School, and Les Murakami Stadium. The Falcons finished in sixth place and will travel to the Big Island tentatively on May 10 to take on #2 of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation for the final state birth.

Jase Lorenzo earned the win for the Chargers in relief of starter Noah Bernal. Joe Yamauchi took the loss for Falcons.

Kahala Community Park

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Pearl City (8-8)         0    0    2    0    3    0    0    5    6   2

Kalani (8-8)               0    0    0    3    0    0    0    3    7   3

Leading Hitters:

Pearl City – Ethan Higashionna 1-4, run scored; Devin Fujino 2-4, 2 runs scored; Logan Honma 2-3, 2 triples, 3 RBI, run scored; Reid Oshiro 1-1

Kalani – Kupono Akaka 1-4, RBI; Pacey Hatanaka 1-2, RBI; Rex Nakamura 2-4, double; Warner Ishii 1-3, run scored; Cameron Kobayashi 1-2, double, run scored; Evan Cavaco 1-3, RBI


Photos by Barry Villamil | MyPearlCity.com Sports

Cover photo: Pearl City’s Logan Honma is pictured slamming a 2-RBI triple in the top of the fifth inning that gave the Chargers a 4-3 lead over the Kalani Falcons.