Monday, May 23, 2022 |
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LIHU‘E — The Red Raiders are into the semifinals, with an eye on the title after Thursday’s 11-1, five-inning win over the Kalaheo Mustangs at the 2011 Wally Yonamine HHSAA Baseball Championships.
Dreyke Smith-Butac was 3 for 3 with a double and four RBIs to pace No. 2 seeded Kaua‘i High, which got solid pitching from Shea Shimabukuro and Travis Koga.
The duo combined to give up just six hits on the mound, with Shimabukuro picking up the victory on three scoreless innings of work at the Hans L’Orange Field on O‘ahu.
Smith-Butac had RBI singles in both the second and third innings, then a two-run double in the fourth.
Shimabukuro drove in a pair of runs, while Koga and Stephen Perreira each scored twice.
Jensen Koga was 2 for 3, Kellen Aquino added a triple and Erin Doi and Matt Ebueng each had doubles for the Raiders.
Geoffrey Craighead was 2 for 2 for Kalaheo.
Up 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Kaua‘i went off for six runs to grab an 8-0 lead. After the Mustangs scored one in the top of the fourth, the Raiders added three in the bottom half to move ahead 11-1.
When Kalaheo was unable to score in the top of the fifth inning, the game ended via the 10-run rule.
Kaua‘i’s semifinal opponent is still undetermined, as weather caused numerous delays on Thursday. As of press time, the Raiders’ game is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Hans L’Orange Field and will be broadcast live on JAMZ 98.1 FM.
Molokai 14, Radford 11
Extra innings were needed in the day’s second contest, but Molokai scored three in the top of the ninth and knocked off No. 4 seed Radford, 14-11.
It was David Rapanot’s go-ahead double that proved to be the game winner for Molokai. He was 2 for 6 in the game.
Trailing 11-5, Radford scored five times in the bottom of the fifth to get within a run, then tied things up in the bottom of the seventh on an error.
Matchups for today’s games were unknown at press time, due to inclement weather that affected games, Thursday on O‘ahu.
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