Kamehameha shuts out Pearl City 4-0 to advance to state championship semifinals

May 16, 2024 | PC Community, PC Schools, PC Sports

By Barry Villamil | MyPearlCity.com Sports

The Kamehameha-Kapalama Warriors defeated the Pearl City Chargers 4-0 last night in the quarterfinals of the 2024 HHSAA State Division I Baseball Championship Playoffs at Les Murakami Stadium.

A commanding pitching performance by Kamehameha starting pitcher Kainoa Kaneshiro backed up by a tough Warrior defense, turned back the Chargers on a windy and rainy night that caused two rain delays that began after 5 ½ innings and threatened an early end to the ball game. The rain slowed down to a sprinkle after the second rain delay and the game went seven innings for the 4-0 final.

Kaneshiro held Pearl City to 3 hits, no runs, with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings on the hill for the Warriors. Logan Sanchez pitched two complete innings in relief to close out the ball game. Sanchez had a solid performance in relief allowing no runs, no hits, with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.

Pearl City starting pitcher Jase Lorenzo held the potent Kamehameha battery to 4 hits while allowing 4 runs with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 5 complete innings. Noah Kia pitched 1 inning in relief of Lorenzo allowing no runs, no hits, with 1 walk and no strikeouts.

Game Scoring:

Botton second

2-0 Kamehameha

Matthew Zarriello scored the Warriors first run of the ball game on a sac-fly RBI by Cole Sylvester. Kaleb Flores followed with a RBI double down the right field line scoring Koen Mizukami.

Bottom third

3-0 Kamehameha

Jayden Montero scored from third base on a sac-fly RBI to right field by Jay Souza.

Bottom Fifth

4-0 Kamehameha

Kamanalu Grace got hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a steal. Grace scored on a RBI single by Jace Souza.  

Wednesdays Quarterfinal Results:

@ Les Murakami Stadium

Baldwin 5  Hilo 4

Maui 6  Waiakea 4

St. Louis 6  Kailua 4

Kamehameha 4  Pearl City 0

Thursday’s Semifinal Match-ups:

@ Les Murakami Stadium

Maui vs. St. Louis – 4:00pm

KS-Kapalama vs. Baldwin – 7:00pm

Photos by Barry Villamil | MyPearlCity.com Sports