HONOLULU — Designated hitter Jordan Leanio went 2-for-3 and had an RBI yesterday in the consolation game against the Mililani High School Trojans. Mililani won 6-4, handing the Raiders the eighth-place finish in the Wally Yonamine Foundation Baseball State Tournament.
Braden Balocan pitched three innings and allowed four hits and one run, but it was Rysan Sakamoto who was handed the loss. Sakamoto pitched two innings, posted two errors, and allowed four hits and two runs. Dalston Miyasato came in for the save for two innings, but didn’t get it as he allowed two hits and three runs.
Kaua‘i got on the boards first scoring runs in the first and second innings. Kaylen Wakumoto doubled to left field in the first to put himself in scoring position. Teammate Aarong Soong grounded out to first, while Wakumoto advanced to third. Leanio singled to center field for an RBI to score Wakumoto.
In the second, shortstop Jonathan Gebauer singled to second base. Blake Gingerich grounded out as Gebauer advanced to second. Andrew Renaud reached on a throwing error by Mililani’s shortshop and scored Gebauer.
Mililani rallied in the fourth and sixth innings to jump ahead.
Kaua‘i came back in the seventh to score to more runs, but fell just short.
Kylen Cadiam, who pitched all seven innings for the Trojans, was awarded the win.
Kaua‘i made it to the consolation round when the Raiders lost in the first round to the Cougars of Kaiser High School, 2-1.
The Raiders then faced and defeated Kalani High School 5-4. Kaua‘i’s Trent Allianic pitched five innings, struck out four batters and allowed three hits and two runs.
Wakumoto went 2-for-2 and scored 2 runs.