Spartans, Farmers bow out of D-II state tournament

Gavin Aiona of Molokai High School pitches during the Farmers’ 9-5 loss to Waipahu in a Division II baseball state tournament consolation game Friday on Kauai. -- RICK SCHONELY photo

The Molokai High School and Seabury Hall baseball teams bowed out of the Wally Yonamine Foundation Division II State Championship on Friday, with both schools losing in consolation play at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

The Maui Interscholastic League champion Farmers lost to Waipahu 9-5.

Iokepa Pelekane tripled, scored two runs and drove in one for Molokai, which finishes the season at 9-4. Saven Kaahanui went 2-for-4, and Kaimana Nakayama and Hezekiah Horner each doubled.

The Marauders (12-2) advance to face Konawaena in the fifth-place game today.

The Wildcats (12-7) earned their spot in the game with a 7-6 win over Seabury Hall in a game called in the sixth inning due to the 2-hour time limit.

Jacob Luther hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs to lead the Spartans (8-5). Quintin Tanaka batted 3-for-3 with three runs scored, Devin Palazzatto went 2-for-3 with a double and Rafe Perrin scored three runs.

WAIPAHU 9, MOLOKAI 5

Waipahu 022 023 0–9 11 2

Molokai 022 001 0–5 8 2

Jencen Villanueva and Joshua Lee. Gavin Aiona, Angelo Duvauchelle (6) and Hezekiah Horner. W–Villanueva. L–Aiona. 2B–Waipahu: Matthew Fiesta 2, Jayden Borja; Molokai: Kaimana Nakayama, Horner. 3B–Waipahu: Borja; Molokai: Iokepa Pelekane. HR–Waipahu: Joshua Lee.

Leading hitters–Waipahu: Borja 2-4, 2 run, 2 RBIs; Lee 1-4, run, 3 RBIs; Fiesta 3-4, 2 runs; Makana Quia-Estanique 2-4, RBI; Jonston Viloria 2-3, run. Molokai: Saven Kaahanui 2-4, run; Pelekane 1-2, 2 runs, RBI.

KONAWAENA 7, SEABURY HALL 6

6 INNINGS

Konawaena 023 110–7 7 4

Seabury Hall 202 20x–6 9 4

Jaimison Medeiros and Kanaiaupuni Rivera. Lucas DiMartino and Finn Hagin. W–Medeiros. L–DiMartino. 2B–Konawaena: Rivera 2; Seabury Hall: Jacob Luther 2, Devin Palazzatto. 3B–Konawaena: Tevin Canda.

Leading hitters–Konawaena: Canda 2-3, run, RBI; Bronson Rivera 2-2, 2 runs; K. Rivera 2-2, run, RBI. Seabury Hall: Quintin Tanaka 3-3, 3 runs; Rafe Perrin 1-3, 3 runs; Luther 2-3, 3 RBIs; Palazzatto 2-3.

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WALLY YONEMINE FOUNDATION BASEBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

DIVISION II

At Vidinha Stadium

Friday’s Results

Consolation

Konawaena 7, Seabury Hall 6, 6 innings

Waipahu 9, Molokai 5

Semifinals

St. Francis 11, Radford 1, 6 innings

Waimea 4, Kamehameha Hawaii 1

Today’s Games

Fifth-place game

Konawaena vs. Waipahu, 2 p.m.

Third-place game

Kamehameha Hawaii vs. Radford, 4:30 p.m.

Championship

Waimea vs. St. Francis, 7 p.m.