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Bears fall to Campbell, finish sixth

The Maui News

The Baldwin High School softball team finished in sixth place in the DataHouse/HHSAA Division I state tournament after a 10-1, five-inning loss to Campbell in the fifth-place game Thursday afternoon at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium in Honolulu.

Already trailing 9-0, the Maui Interscholastic League champion Bears (14-3) scored their lone run in the bottom of the first inning. L.B. Kahahawai-Kekona hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on a throwing error. Raquel Palmeira followed with a single to shortstop to drive in Kahahawai-Kekona.

From there, though, Campbell pitcher Taryn Irimata shut down the Bears, allowing just one single the rest of the way.

Paige Nakashima launched a grand slam in the Sabers’ big first inning.

In the D-I championship game Thursday night, Maryknoll captured its first state title with a 5-2 victory over defending champion and Interscholastic League of Honolulu rival Iolani.

Campbell 900 01–10 8 1

Baldwin 100 00– 1 3 6

Taryn Irimata and Leia Duropan. Ajalyn Anduha, Lauren Otsubo (2) and Kekai Kaaa-Saltiban, Jasmyn Yoshikawa. W–Irimata. L–Anduha. HR–Campbell: Paige Nakashima. 2B–Campbell: Duropan; Baldwin: L.B. Kahahawai-Kekona.

Leading hitters–Campbell: Nakashima 2-3, 5 RBIs, run; Breena Malama 2 RBIs, run.

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