Maui High beats Saint Louis, advances to state semifinals

The Maui News

Maui High School defeated top-seeded Saint Louis 8-6 on Thursday in a Wally Yonamine Foundation Division I State Baseball Championship quarterfinal game at Les Murakami Stadium on Oahu, and is the only Maui Interscholastic League team still in contention for a title.

Third-seeded Baldwin lost 6-1 to Kamehameha Kapalama in another D-I quarterfinal, and fourth-seeded Molokai lost 4-3 in eight innings to Kauai in a D-II quarterfinal at Hans L’Orange Field.

Maui High (12-5) will face Campbell today for a spot in the championship game.

The Crusaders (16-6) scored three times in the bottom of the seventh and had the bases loaded when Jyrah Lalim got Makana Ontai to ground out to end the game.

Lalim took over on the mound after starting pitcher Micah Jio allowed the first two batters of the seventh to reach base.

Mikito Barkman was 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Sabers. Jio had two hits and scored twice, and Waylon Golis-Bacos also had two hits and scored a run.

Baldwin (13-3), which won last year’s state title, will play Kailua today with a berth in the fifth-place game at stake.

The Warriors improved to 16-6.

All of the seeded D-I teams lost in the quarterfinals, the first time that has happened since 2009.

Molokai (11-3) will meet Radford today in a D-II consolation game.

Blake Probasco drove in Christian Manera with a sacrifice bunt in the top of the eighth inning for the Rams (10-3). Manera had led off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Manera also earned the win, allowing one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.

Molokai had tied the score in the sixth on Aaron Rapanot’s solo homer.

Molokai scored twice in the first on sacrifice flies by Kairos Torres-Umi and Nainoa Kaahanui. Jacob Borrero relieved Taylor Apilado two outs into the game and worked five innings, allowing one run.

MAUI HIGH 8, SAINT LOUIS 6

Maui High 002 050 1–8 11 1

Saint Louis 200 100 3–6 9 3

Micah Jio, Jyrah Lalim (7) and Bryant Nakagawa. Chase Meilleur, Dylan Lum (5) and Kaiolohia Perreira-Alquiza. W–Jio. L–Meilleur. 2B–Saint Louis: Charles Lopez III; Perreira-Alquiza 2. 3B–Saint Louis: Matthew Wong.

Leading hitters–Maui High: Jio 2-4, 2 runs; Waylon Golis-Bacos 2-4, run; Mikito Barkman 2-3, run, 3 RBIs. Saint Louis: Dylan Pagente 2 runs; Lopez III 2-4, run, 2 RBIs; Perreira-Alquiza 2-4, 2 RBIs.

KAUAI 4, MOLOKAI 3, 8 INNINGS

Kauai 101 100 01–4 8 1

Molokai 200 001 00–3 5 2

Taylor Apilado, Jacob Borrero (1), Christian Manera and Skyler Sadora. Kairos Torres-Umi, Shraedon Naeole‐Starkey (5) and Micah Calairo-Nakagawa. W–Manera. L–Naeole-Starkey. HR–Molokai: Aaron Rapanot. 2B–Kauai: Borrero, Manera.

Note: Baldwin-Kamehameha Kapalama linescore not available.

Wally Yonamine Foundation State Baseball Championships

DIVISION I

Thurday’s Results

Consolation

At Hans L’Orange Field

Mililani 5, Kaiser 3

Quarterfinals

At Les Murakami Stadium

Campbell 5, Hilo 4

Waiakea 3, Kailua 1

Kamehameha Kapalama 6, Baldwin 1

Maui High 8, Saint Louis 6

Today’s Games

Consolation

At Hans L’Orange Field

Moanalua vs. Kalani, 9 a.m.

Saint Louis vs. Hilo, 4:30 p.m.

Kailua vs. Baldwin, 7 p.m.

Semifinals

At Les Murakami Stadium

Waiakea vs. Kamehameha Kapalama, 4 p.m.

Maui High vs. Campbell, 7 p.m.

DIVISION II

Thurday’s Results

Quarterfinals

At Hans L’Orange Field

Kauai 4, Molokai 3, 8 innings

Hawaii Prep 3, Waianae 1

Kamehameha Hawaii 8, Radford 0

Damien vs. Farrington, late

Today’s Games

Consolation

At Hans L’Orange Field

Radford vs. Molokai, 11:30 a.m.

Waianae vs. Damien-Farrington loser, 2 p.m.

Semifinals

At Les Murakami Stadium

Kamehameha Hawaii vs. Kauai, 10 a.m.

Hawaii Prep vs. Damien-Farrington winner, 1 p.m.

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