Pearl City Lady Chargers hold off Castle 8-7 to advance to OIA quarterfinals (4/25/2018)

Apr 26, 2018

The Pearl City Lady Chargers held off Castle 8-7 in the first round play of the 2018 Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Softball Championship Tournament played at Pearl City High School on Wednesday, April 25. 2018.

The Lady Chargers advanced to the championship tournament quarterfinals and will face Roosevelt on Thursday, April 26 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.

Alexas Presto-Ahsing 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 homeruns, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

Photos by Barry Villamil |