Trojans into MIL D-II semifinals with victory over Hana

The Maui News

WAILUKU — The St. Anthony High School baseball team scored 10 runs in the final two innings to eliminate Hana 15-5 in five innings in the opening game of the Maui Interscholastic League Division II tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Maehara Stadium.

The Trojans (4-5) rode a complete-game seven-hitter by Matthew Sylva on the mound to advance to the semifinals against top-seeded Molokai today. Sylva walked three and struck out one.

Evan Essner, Ges Ornellas and Robert Gebkin all had two hits for the Trojans.

The Dragons end the season at 0-9.

Today’s other semifinal pits Seabury Hall against Lanai; the Spartans can clinch a state tournament spot if they and the Farmers win.

Hana 000 50– 5 7 5

St. Anthony 500 73–15 9 1

Kolomonoa Kaupe, Loea Helekahi-Matsuda (2), Blade Hoopai (5) and Hauoli Sinenci. Matthew Sylva and Hunter Otani. W–Sylva. L–Helekahi-Matsuda. 2B–St. Anthony: John Vergel De Dios.

Leading hitters–St. Anthony: Evan Essner 2-3, 2 RBIs; Ges Ornellas 2-2, run; Robert Gebkin 2-4, 2 runs.

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