Moanalua knocks around Hilo in state softball quarters


Stephens Media

It didn’t matter who came up to the plate. Just about everyone wearing a Moanalua softball uniform found a way to do some damage Wednesday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Makamae Kaleikini and Cyanne Fernandez both went 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Na Menehune, who piled up 22 hits in beating Hilo 19-0 in the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I quarterfinals.

With the victory, Oahu Interscholastic Association No. 6 seed Moanalua (14-2) advanced to today’s semifinals, where they will play Kamehameha-Oahu, which beat Leilehua 5-1.

The two-time defending BIIF champion Vikings (15-3) will take on Leilehua (9-8), the OIA’s No. 3 team, at 1 p.m. today in a fifth-place semifinal.

Hilo had difficulty recording a single out against Na Menehune in a contest that ended after five innings because of the state’s 10-run mercy rule.

Moanalua scored nine runs on nine hits in the third inning to take a commanding 11-0 lead. In the inning, Kaleikini roped a two-run double while Kiana Mattos-Felicilda and Caitlyn Ramiscal each had two-run singles.

Mattos-Felicilda finished 3 for 3 with two RBIs while Chrissi Omalza and Leisha Yamaguchi both went 3 for 4 for Na Menehune. Miki Sylva added a three-run homer as each of Moanalua’s 12 batters who made plate appearances reached base. Ten of them scored runs.

In the circle, Fernandez (2 2/3 innings), Yamaguchi and Ariel Ajimura combined on a two-hit shutout.

The Vikings’ Aliesa Kaneshiro had a two-out single in the first inning to load the bases, but Fernandez struck out Shalyn Guthier to end the inning.

Seini Nau added a leadoff single in the fourth inning.

Kaneshiro went the distance in the circle. She struck out three and walked seven.

Moanalua 209 62 — 19 22 0

Hilo 000 00 — 0 2 1

Glance

Division I

At Rainbow Wahine

Softball Stadium, Honolulu

Tuesday

First round

Leilehua 6, Lahainaluna 5

Mililani 15, Keaau 0

Moanalua 7, Kapolei 4

Punahou 6, Waipahu 1

Wednesday

Quarterfinals

Moanalua 19, No. 4 Hilo 0

Punahou 7, No. 3 Baldwin 4

No. 1 Kamehameha-Kapalama 5, Leilehua 1

No. 2 Campbell 7, Mililani 1

Consolation

Kapolei 3, Lahainaluna 2

Today

Semifinals

Campbell vs. Punahou, 5 p.m.

Moanalua vs. Kamehameha-Kapalama, 7 p.m.

Fifth-place semifinals

Hilo vs. Leilehua, 1 p.m.

Mililani vs. Baldwin, 3 p.m.

Consolation

Keaau vs. Waipahu, 11 a.m.

Friday

Championship

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Third place

Semifinal losers, 5 p.m.

Fifth place

Fifth-place semifinals winners, 3 p.m.

Seventh place

Kapolei vs. Keaau-Waipahu winner, 1 p.m.

 

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