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TGI Report – Roy Miyashiro
Kapa’a wished the rain could have come sooner.
They fell to Kalaheo 21-6 in the first game of AJA baseball last Sunday, before the rain could spill on Vidinha and cancel the second game of the day between Hanapepe and Lihue.
Pitcher Kain McCallum claimed his second win of the season with his five innings of work. He caused three double plays and allowed three base-hits. McCallum only walked one batter.
Kapa’a used a variety of pitchers during its 21-run drubbing. Robin Lore, Stan Morinaka Jr. and Owen Koishigawa tried to stop the Kalaheo bats.
But it didn’t work.
Kalaheo scored eight consecutive runs in the first inning with two outs on the board. Kainoa Santos drove in the first run with a double. Les Obatake and Troy Kaneshiro both slugged base-hits and each drove in two runs.
Kalaheo notched four more runs in the second of hits from Scott Serizawa, Kaneshiro and MCallum, and two more on errors. They led 14-0 before the third.
In the third, Zoomie Bukoski musceled a bases-loaded double to drive in three more runs. And in the sixth, McCallum scored on Casey Oketane’s base-hit, while Gerren Itamura and Casey Oketane both scored on errors to compile their 21 runs.
Kapa’a did get on the board, despite Kalaheo’s scoring onslaught. Brandon Hirokane drilled a base-hit to drive in Stan Morinaka Jr. and Derek Lacaden for the first Kapa’a runs in the fifth inning.
Blaine Nonaka scored on Ryan Silva’s base-hit, and Gary Gatiuan, Paul Morimoto and Silva all scored on errors.
– Hanapepe 10 Lihue 8 –
The rain muddied Lihue’s chance of making a run at the Hanapepe lead in a sixth inning rain-delay at Vidinha Baseball Stadium.
The game will be decided on a future date.
So far, Hanapepe has secured a 10-8 cushion over Lihue.
Lihue scored seven runs in the first inning. Hanapepe fought back scoring three runs at the bottom of the first, and notched another two in the second.
In the third, Hanapepe tied the game at seven apiece and would score the go-ahead run.
Lihue tied it with an eigth run in the fourth, but Hanapepe responded with two runs – on in the fourth and one in the fifth – to lead 10-8 at the bottom of hte fifth.
At the top of the sixth, Lihue had the bases full with one out, and the rain began storming down on Vidinha.
The ground was too wet; the mound too slippery.
Lihue will have to continue its run at a later date.
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