Maui High wins in 15 innings

The Maui High School baseball team opened its Maui Interscholastic League schedule with a 6-5, 15-inning win over King Kekaulike on Thursday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

The Sabers scored the decisive run in the top of the 15th – Trent Hori was hit by a pitch, and eventually came home on a single by Kody Medeiros.

“That’s what we always say: ‘If you do the smaller things well, the big things come,’ ” said Maui High coach Chase Corniel. “If Trent doesn’t get hit by that pitch, he doesn’t score that run.”

The Sabers’ David Kahaleauki, Kyle Oshiro and Logan Cabrera (1-0) combined to allow one run in eight innings of relief.

“They did great,” Corniel said. “They tried to execute on some pitches, and their opportunities, they made the most of them. They came in, threw strikes, and battled.”

Na Alii fell to 1-2.

“The team that we’ve got, they’re unbelievable,” said King Kekaulike coach Mark Makimoto. “The best part was, when it was over, everybody was wanting to play some more. They were just champing at the bit to get back out there.”

Stone Hashizaki (0-1) pitched the final six innings for Na Alii, after Beanie Howden went nine.

Maui High …………. 200 ….. 002 ….. 000 ….. 000 ….. 101-6 ….. 11 ….. 3

King Kekaulike ….. 010 ….. 201 ….. 000 ….. 000 ….. 100-5 ….. 10 ….. 6

Callen Beeson, David Kahaleauki (8), Kyle Oshiro (10), Logan Cabrera (13) and Jacob Piu, Bryan Nakagawa (15). Beanie Howden, Stone Hashizaki (10) and Reid Yonamine. W-Cabrera (1-0). L-Hashizaki (0-1). 3B-Maui High: Piu.