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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 21, 2010

MPI tops Kamehameha, 14-6

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Mid-Pacific's Lawrence Chew pitches against Kamehameha in an ILH game at Ala Wai Field.

JONATHAN BELLO | Special to The Advertiser

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Lawrence Chew pitched six innings of four-hit ball with six strikeouts and Mid-Pacific pounded out 15 hits last night in a 14-6 Interscholastic League of Honolulu baseball victory over Kamehameha.

The win at Ala Wai Field improved the Owls to 3-1 in the ILH, one game behind first-place 'Iolani (5-1) and a half-game behind second place Saint Louis (4-1) and Punahou (3-1-1). Kamehameha fell to 2-3-1.

"It's a good win," said Chew, a junior left-hander. "Everybody can beat each other in the ILH, so you gotta win games when you have the chance. It boosts our confidence."

Chew allowed a two-run homer to Jacob Meyer in the bottom of the first inning and two more runs in the third, but then threw 3 1/3 innings of no-hit, shutout ball after that.

"Coach (Dunn Muramaru) just told me to challenge them with my fastball, because I wasn't challenging them in the early innings," Chew said. "In the later innings, I was pumping it more, throwing harder."

MPI led 1-0 in the top of the first after Justin Protacio led off with a single, stole second and scored on Ryan Muraoka's single to right. After Meyer's home run over the left-field fence, the Owls took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the second inning by scoring two runs on two hits and two errors. The Warriors took the lead back at 4-3 in the third after two hits, an error and a passed ball.

But Mid-Pac took the lead for good in the bottom half, after a run-scoring single by Marcus Doi and Dane Fujinaka's RBI double to left to make it 5-4. The Owls added three runs in the fifth on three hits and an error, then made it 10-4 in the sixth after Muraoka's solo home run and Jordan Obata's RBI single.

Meanwhile, Kamehameha could not break through against Chew, even after loading the bases with one out in the fifth. He escaped that jam with a strikeout followed by Tyler Yoshizawa's diving stab of a hard grounder to second and flip to shortstop Protacio for the force play.

"We didn't have good at-bats when we had opportunities, and we didn't take care of the ball defensively," said Warriors coach Vern Ramie, whose team committed six errors. "We had physical errors, but we also had mental errors that don't go into the book as errors, but still put us into bad positions."

MPI extended the lead to 14-4 in the seventh after two hits and two errors, and Chew was replaced by freshman right-hander Doi in the bottom half.

Kamehameha scored two runs on two hits and two errors in the final inning, but Doi induced a game-ending grounder to second to close out the victory.

Fujinaka went 4 for 5 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored, Obata went 3 for 3 with two runs and Muraoka went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Kamehameha's Meyer went 3 for 3 with a double, home run, three RBIs and two runs, Kainoa Inafuku had three runs and Bryson Kenolio had a double.

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Lawrence Chew, Marcus Doi (7) and Dane Fujinaka. Bryson Kenolio, Harley Holt (6), Brennan Doane-Alcos (7), Joey Chun (7) and Preston Hao. W Chew. L Kenolio.

Leading hitters Mid-Pacific: Ryan Muraoka 2-4, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Doi 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Fujinaka 4-5, 2 doubles, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Jordan Obata 3-3, 2 runs. Kamehameha: Jacob Meyer 3-3, double, home run, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Kainoa Inafuku 3 runs; Kenolio double.

Reported by Nick Bradley


Tanner Nishioka tripled and drove in three runs and the host Raiders scored all of their runs in the first inning against the Monarchs. Dylan Goto and Jarrett Arakawa each had two hits for 'Iolani.

DAMIEN (1-3) 200 000 02 7 1

'IOLANI (5-1) 500 000 X5 7 2

Jeremy Dela Cruz, Riley Perry (6) and Alan Mohika. Brett Watanabe, Carlos Rodriguez (5), Jarrett Arakawa (7) and Tiras Koon. W Watanabe. L Dela Cruz.

Leading hitters Damien: Aalona Amimoto 2-3; Kaluna Vasconcellos 2-3. 'Iolani: Dylan Goto 2-2; Arakawa 2-4; Tanner Nishioka triple, 3 RBIs.

Reported by Wayne Liou


Four Buffanblu pitchers combined on a three-hitter, and Rick Nomura, Ryan Yamane and Matthew Barrett homered in a 4 1/2-inning victory over the Spartans at Ala Wai Field.

MARYKNOLL (1-5) 000 03 3 3 4

PUNAHOU (3-1-1) 621 5X14 13 1

Aaron Tom, Matthew Hara (3), Brandon Hinck (4) and David Nishiki. Tyler Kanazawa, Scott Peters (4), Zachery Muenster (5), Jacob Ellis (5) and Reece Toma, Matthew Barrett. W Kanazawa. L Tom.

Leading hitters Maryknoll: Jarren Chun 2 RBIs; Kaelen Hirashiki double. Punahou: Peter Harris 2 RBIs; Rick Nomura homer, 2 RBIs; Ryan Yamane homer, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Barrett homer, 3 RBIs; Alaka'i Aglipay triple; Jeremy Ioane triple; Rolenn Himuro triple.

Reported by Nick Bradley


Keenan Shigematsu batted 3 for 4 with a triple and four runs scored and Royce Yamaki went 2 for 2 with three RBIs as Pac-Five beat Pac-West at CORP.

PAC-WEST (1-4) 420 00 6 10 3

PAC-FIVE (2-3) 203 7416 12 0

Shayne Nakagawa, Corey Nakamura (4), Alec Kimura (4) and Frank Perkins, Nakagawa (4). Christian Morimoto, Royce Fujii (2) and Bryson Kihara. W Fujii. L Nakagawa.

Leading hitters Pac-West: Kellen Abe 2 runs; Evan Fujimoto 2-3; Colin Schmidt double, 2 RBIs; Micah Witty double, 3 RBIs; Daniel Muraoka 2-2. Pac-Five: Aaron Nagamine 2-4, 2 runs; Ryan Uenten 3 runs; Keenan Shigematsu 3-4, triple, 2 RBIs, 4 runs; Noa Okinata 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Royce Yamaki 2-2, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Reyn Sugai 2-3, 2 RBIs.

Reported by Lonnie Mahi



Kekoa Torres and Austin Ortega combined on a four-hitter, and Shane Tsutahara batted 3 for 4 with three RBIs as the Cougars beat the Knights at Central O'ahu Regional Park.

KAISER (2-3) 332 000 08 7 0

CASTLE (1-3) 001 200 14 4 1

Kekoa Torres, Austin Ortega (7) and Makana Lyman. Keola Jarrett and Brede Kochi. W Torres. L Jarrett.

Leading hitters Kaiser: Shane Tsutahara 3-4, 3 RBIs; Ortega triple, 2 RBIs. Castle: Jarrett double; Froy Smith triple, 2 RBIs.

Reported by Brent Taniguchi


Pearl City 19, Leilehua 0

Pearl City 8, Leilehua 1

Chace Numata pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts, and Jordan Oshiro and Kahana Neal each drove in three runs as the visiting Chargers beat the Mules in the first game at Fred Wright field. In the second game, Royce Murai pitched a four-hitter and Austin Bali batted 4 for 4 with a homer and six RBIs for Pearl City.

PEARL CITY (3-0) 201 14(11)19 14 1

LEILEHUA (2-3) 000 00 0 0 3 2

Chace Numata and Royce Murai, Isaac Shim (3). Lawrence Paas, Albert Talaroc (6), Josh Lorenzo (6), Jordan Kalaau (6) and Kenan Sadanaga. W Numata. L Paas.

Leading hitters Pearl City: Jordan Oshiro 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Chevas Numata 2-2, 2-run homer; Austin Bali 2-4, 2 RBIs; Kahana Neal 2-4, 3 RBIs; Reid Ramos 2-3, triple, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kawika Pruett 3 runs.

LEILEHUA (2-4) 000 010 01 4 2

PEARL CITY (4-0) 004 301 X8 9 2

Jake Baptista, Cyrus Ahquin (4) and Aaron Higa. Royce Murai and Isaac Shim. W Murai. L Baptista.

Leading hitters Leilehua: Kenan Sadanaga 2-3. Pearl City: Austin Bali 4-4, 2-run homer, 6 RBIs; Isaac Shim 2-3.

Reported by Gary Nakamoto


Robert Kahana pitched a three-hitter and Charles Kaalekahi scored twice for the visiting Sabers against the Trojans.

CAMPBELL (4-0) 000 102 03 8 1

MILILANI (3-3) 000 001 01 3 1

Robert Kahana and Chadwick Kaalekahi. Micah Kitaoka, Wade Taoka (6) and Jacob Matsukawa. W Kahana. L Kitaoka.

Leading hitters Campbell: Robert Kahana 2-4; Charles Kaalekahi 2-4, 2 runs.


Kaimukī 9, Kahuku 3

Kaimukī 4, Kahuku 0

Pono Ayers pitched a three-hitter and Tevin Nishiyama scored three times as the visiting Bulldogs beat the Red Raiders in the first game. In the second game, Eddie Char pitched a four-hitter and Kohta Nishitani had two RBIs in Kaimukī's victory.

KAHUKU (1-2) 000 010 23 3 2

KAIMUKĪ (1-1) 002 034 X9 8 2

Joe Nozawa, Taynuy Nagy (5) and Samson Mamizuka. Pono Ayers and Eddie Char. W Ayres. L Nozawa.

Leading hitters Kahuku: Ken Peters double. Kaimukī: Tevin Nishiyama 3 runs; Kohta Nishitani 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; Ma'a Tau 2 RBIs; Chevas Takasaki 2 runs; Dallas Reis double, 2 RBIs; Char 2 runs; Ayers double.

KAIMUKĪ (2-1) 040 000 04 6 0

KAHUKU (1-3) 000 000 00 4 3

Eddie Char and Pono Ayers. Iukini Hughes and Sam Mamizuka. W Char. L Hughes.

Leading hitters Kaimukī: Kohta Nishitani triple, 2 RBIs; Char 3-4, double; Ayers 2-3.

Reported by Reid Yoshikawa


Rylee Moore and Dustin Phelps combined on a two-hitter, and Jobi Fontenot batted 2 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs as the host Rams beat the Golden Hawks in five innings.

NĀNĀKULI (0-3) 012 00 3 2 5

RADFORD (4-0) 300 6413 13 2

Eric Scott, Ryan Talo (4), L. Kalahiki (5) and Clyton Atualevao. Rylee Moore, Dustin Phelps (3) and Troy Evans. W Phelps. L Scot.

Leading hitters Radford: Jesus Tenorio 2-3; Jobi Fontenot 2-3, solo homer, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Christian Espenshade 2-2, double, 2 runs; JB Fontenot 2 runs.

Reported by Lon Passos


Cheyne Estanique pitched a three-hitter, and Drake Yoshioka batted 4 for 4 with a double and two triples as the visiting Marauders routed the Bulldogs in a five-inning game.

WAIPAHU (4-0) (11)12 (10)024 15 4

WAIALUA (1-3) 0 00 1 1 2 3 2

Cheyne Estanique and Aldrin Padilla. Christian Whittaker, Justin Tantog (3), Darrin Whittaker (4) and Mykal Guigui. W Estanique. L C. Whittaker.

Leading hitters Waipahu: Drake Yoshioka 4-4, double, 2 triples; Sam Chee 2-3, double; Kalani Spencer 3-3.

Reported by Terry Onizuka


Kurtis Kometani and Adam Buote both drove in three runs as the host Tigers beat the Governors. McKinley scored seven runs in the first inning and eight in the sixth and final inning.

FARRINGTON (2-2) 020 121 6 6 8

MCKINLEY (1-3) 710 00816 11 4

Bryston Doctolero, Paul Reyes (3) and Mark Jamorabon. Roman Nelson, Kurtis Kometani (6) and Rendell Cardano. W Nelson. L Doctolero. Save Kometani.

Leading hitters Farrington: Chester Mallanao 2-2; Justin Rabago 2-4. McKinley: Cardano 2-3; Kometani 2-4, 3 RBIs; Adam Buote 2-4, 3 RBIs; Tyren O'Connell 2-4, 2 RBIs.

Reported by Pat Ganeku