Cougars overpower Kohala
Keaau’s Maleko Remlinger struck out 11 and held Kohala to two hits over six innings as the Cougars beat the Cowboys 11-2 on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Island Interscholastic Federation baseball game was played at the Keaau High field.
In other games Saturday, Kamehameha topped Honokaa 14-4 and Hilo played at Hawaii Prep.
Remlinger, a senior right-hander, started and pitched six innings to register the win. He allowed two hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out the 11 Cowboys and walking three. Freshman Keian Kanetani hurled the final scoreless inning and struck out two batters.
Jeremiah Kanehailua-Torres started for Kohala and went 3 1/3 innings. He gave up seven hits and six runs against the hard-hitting Cougars. Kanehailua-Torres took the loss, with relief help from Kainalu Emeliano-Solomon (2/3 inning) and Chance Pang (1 inning).
Keaau banged out 10 hits. Byron Cachola had three hits, a run batted in and scored twice to lead the charge. Rylan Martines (triple, 3 runs) and Kanetani (RBI) each added two hits. Justin Quesada had a hit and two RBIs while Jonathan Segovia had a double.
Kanehailua-Torres had both of Kohala’s hits and drove in a run.
Kohala 002 000 0 — 2 2 7
Keaau 121 223 x — 11 10 1
• Kamehameha 14, Honokaa 4: Micah Carter went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs and Chad Teshima had three hits and three RBIs to lead Kamehameha to a 5-0 TKO win over the Dragons.
The game was original scheduled for the Kamehameha school field but changed to Wong Stadium.
The host Warriors pounded out 18 hits agains three Honokaa pitchers in the five-inning contest.
Chay Toson (1 RBI), Kupono Decker (2 RBIs), Matthew Chun (2 RBIs) and Daylen Calicdan (2 RBIs) each added two hits for Kamehameha. Teshima and Chun each had a triple while Decker, Calicdan and Bronson Pulgados had a double.
No one paired hits for Honokaa.
Decker started for Kamehameha and hurled three innings to get the win. He allowed two hits and four runs, all in the second inning. Decker struck out two and walked three.
Pulgados pitched the final two scoreless innings. He gave up two to go along with a strikeout and two walks.
Dragons’ starter Ikaika Juan went three innings and took the loss. He allowed 11 hits and seven runs. Robbie Abran (1 inning) and Sione Epenisa (2/3 inning) also pitched in relief.
At Wong Stadium
Honokaa 020 00 — 4 4 NR
Kamehameha 133 61 — 14 18 NR
* — Errors were not reported (NR).
At Keaau, the host Warriors took advantage of 20 Dagger walks for a nonconference softball win in Division II at home.
Trailing 7-6 after Pahoa scored six runs in the top of the third inning, Kamehameha (2-1 overall, 1-0 BIIF) erupted for 13 runs in the bottom half of the third. Gayla Ha-Cabebe ripped an RBI double and Kekailani Wong Yuen and Elizabeth Kia added two-run singles.
Kamehameha tacked on 15 runs in the fourth with the help of 8 free passes by Pahoa pitchers. Wong Yuen plated a run with a double, finishing 2 for 3 with three RBIs.
Ha-Cabebe drove in five runs, three on bases-loaded walks. Jaylen Shiroma was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Lehua McGuire, Kia and Makena Wagner each added two hits apiece.
Samantha Simmons started and pitched three innings to pick up the victory, yielding seven runs, six hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Mykala Tokunaga pitched the final two innings, and struck out two batters while allowing a run and a hit.
Ranchell Berinobis was 2 for 3 with a run-scoring single and Kayla Silva also had two hits for the Daggers (0-3, 0-1). Ernell Oguma collected a two-run single and Christine Diza added an RBI single.
Sequoia Marks, the second of four Pahoa pitchers, went three inning and took the loss.
Pahoa has allowed 77 runs in its three losses.
Pahoa 106 10 — 8 7 5
KS-Hawaii 51(13)(15)x —34 14 3
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