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LIHU‘E — With weather having forced Thursday’s quarterfinal action into Friday’s schedule, the No. 2 seed Kaua‘i Red Raiders (10-4-1) got the day off and will take on Waipahu today in the semifinals, first pitch scheduled for noon at Les Murakami Stadium on O‘ahu.
It will be broadcast live on JAMZ 98.1 FM.
Unseeded in the Wally Yonamine Foundation Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II Baseball Championships, Waipahu knocked out No. 3 seed Konawaena via a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to advance with a 3-2 win Friday. That game had been originally scheduled for Thursday night, but was rained out.
The Kaua‘i-Waipahu winner will have a quick turnaround, as the championship game is scheduled for today at 4 p.m.
The title game will be shown live on OC 16.
Waipahu’s Jerry Tanupo brought home Tyler Nishino with two outs in the seventh as the Marauders (12-1) advanced past the Wildcats (10-1). With runners on first and second in the tie game, Tanupo’s single to shallow center brought Nishino around third and home for the win.
Waipahu starter Drake Yoshioka got the victory in a complete-game, four-hitter. He walked two and struck out three.
Waipahu led 2-1 after the first inning, but Konawaena evened things up in the top of the fourth.
Tanupo went 2 for 4, while Konawaena’s Evyn Yamaguchi was 2 for 3.
Today’s first semifinal game will feature No. 1 seed Pac-Five taking on Molokai at 9 a.m., also at Les Murakami Stadium. Molokai (8-1) made it out of the quarters with a 14-11, extra-inning victory Thursday over No. 4 seed Radford (10-4).
Pac-Five then beat up on Hawai‘i Prep, 14-1, in a game that was delayed during play Thursday and completed Friday.
Pac-Five (9-5) piled up 16 hits in the six-inning contest as Royce Fujii went 3 for 5 and Reyn Sugai, Ryan Ueunten, Chris Sekiguchi, Bryson Kihara and Daniel Baba each had two hits. Hawai‘i Prep (8-3) managed just two hits off pitchers Jordan Morimoto and Brayden Yabuki.
Pearl City 13, Kailua 10
In the day’s first semifinal contest for Div. I, the Pearl City Chargers got five runs in the seventh inning, then held off a Surfrider charge in the bottom half for the victory.
Chevas Numata went 2 for 4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs, while also picking up the win on the mound.
Troy Barboza Scanlan went 2 for 4 with three RBIs.
Kailua was led by Elijah Davidann, who was 1 for 2 with a home run, two runs, three RBIs and two walks.
The Chargers (13-5) now move into the championship game tonight at 7 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium.
Baldwin vs. Moanalua
In the second Div. I semifinal, Moanalua held a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning over Baldwin, though the final result was unavailable as of press time.
The championship game will be shown live tonight at 7 p.m. from Les Murakami Stadium on OC 16.
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