Na Alii edge Lunas for second straight win

MIL BASEBALL

Mike Beesing of King Kekaulike High School fields a ground ball in the second inning of Na Alii’s 4-3 victory over Lahainaluna on Friday afternoon at Maehara Stadium. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Michael Beesing tossed a complete-game nine-hitter to lead the King Kekaulike High School baseball team to its second straight win, 4-3 over Lahainaluna on Friday at Maehara Stadium in Wailuku.

Beesing struck out five and walked three for Na Alii (2-6). Keanu Pakele was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Jaxon Holl scored after hitting a double.

Kamahao Acpal went the distance on the mound for the Lunas (0-8), allowing six hits, striking out five and walking two.

Ekolu Mathias was 3-for-3 with a run, and Mason Arruda was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Lahainaluna, which committed seven errors.

KAMEHAMEHA MAUI 9, MAUI HIGH 3

King Kekaulike’s Kellen Caluag bat Friday. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

The Warriors evened things up in their series and in the standings with the Sabers –both teams are 4-1 and 1 1/2 games behind idle Baldwin in the MIL regular-season race.

Cyrus Robson, Graydon Tanaka and Iokepa Supnet combined on a two-hitter for Kamehameha, which had five players collect at least two hits. Tristan Catan led the Warriors’ 13-hit attack with a 3-for-3 day that included three runs, an RBI and a triple.

KING KEKAULIKE 4, LAHAINALUNA 3

Lahainaluna 100 001 0–3 9 7

King Kekaulike 201 010 x–4 6 0

Lahainaluna’s Kalai Storer bat Friday. -- The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Kamahao Acpal and Koapaka Purdy. Michael Beesing and Koa Hashimoto. 2B–King Kekaulike: Jaxon Holl.

Leading hitters–Lahainaluna: Ekolu Mathias 3-3, run; Mason Arruda 2-3, RBI. King Kekaulike: Keanu Pakele 2-3, RBI.

KAMEHAMEHA MAUI 9, MAUI HIGH 3

KS Maui 060 010 2–9 13 2

Maui High 030 000 0–3 2 1

Cyrus Robson, Graydon Tanaka (6), Iokepa Supnet (7) and Ross Panlasigui. Rayven Ruiz, Nainoa Garso (7) and Hauoli Caliva. W–Robson. L–Ruiz. 2B–Kamehameha Maui: Konner Palmeira, Jarrin Correa. 3B–Kamehameha Maui: Tristan Catan.

Leading hitters–Kamehameha Maui: Palmeira 2-3, run, 2 RBIs; Catan 3-3, 3 runs, RBI; Nate Facuri 2-2; Correa 2-4, run; Lopaka Cabanilla-Aricayos 2-5, run, RBI.

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MIL STANDINGS

DIVISION I

W L Pct. GB

Baldwin 6 0 1.000 —

Maui High 4 1 .800 1 1⁄2

KS Maui 4 1 .800 1 1⁄2

King Kekaulike 2 6 .250 5

Lahainaluna 0 8 .000 7

DIVISION II

W L Pct. GB

Molokai 4 0 1.000 —

Seabury Hall 4 0 1.000 —

St. Anthony 0 4 .000 4

Lanai 0 4 .000 4

Friday’s Results

King Kekaulike 4, Lahainaluna 3

Kamehameha Maui 9, Maui High 3

Today’s Games

St. Anthony vs. Seabury Hall at Maehara Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Lahainaluna vs. King Kekaulike at Maehara Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Kamehameha Maui vs. Maui High at Maehara Stadium, 5:30 p.m.

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