Collision at the plate
Sylvania Amor smacked a two-run home run and a double to lead the King Kekaulike High School softball team to a 7-6 win over Maui High in the Maui Interscholastic League Division I tournament on Wednesday at Patsy Mink Field.
Amor’s home run over the left-center field wall in the fifth inning gave fourth-seeded Na Alii (5-8) its final two runs of the game and a 7-3 lead.
King Kekaulike will play top-seeded Baldwin (10-2) today at 5 p.m. at Patsy Mink Field.
The fifth-seeded Sabers (2-11) saw their season end despite two singles from Shaine Spenser.
Today’s other semifinal will be No. 2 Lahainaluna (10-2) against No. 3 Kamehameha Maui (4-8) at 7 p.m.
Karlee Rose Perry pitched a complete-game five-hitter for Na Alii with four strikeouts and five walks. Samantha Ohigashi tossed a complete-game nine-hitter for Maui High.
Today’s action at Patsy Mink Field will start at 10 a.m. with a MIL Division II makeup game between Molokai (4-3) and St. Anthony (2-5). The Farmers clinch the regular season and a state berth with a win.
No. 5-seeded St. Anthony will play in the opener of the D-II tournament at 2:30 p.m. If St. Anthony wins the makeup game, Molokai falls to the fourth seed and would face the Trojans again.
Karlee Rose Perry and Kaitlin Perry; Samantha Ohigashi and Katelyne Doughterty. W-K.R. Perry. L-Ohigashi. 2BKing Kekaulike: Sylvania Amor, Karlee Peters. HR-King Kekaulike: Amor.
Leading hitters-King Kekaulike: Amor 2-4, 2 RBIs. Maui High: Shaine Spenser 2-5.