HHSSA softball: Kamehameha downs BIIF rival Konawaena for fifth
In a rematch of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation championship series, Kamehameha beat Konawaena again Thursday night, to take fifth place at the Hawaii High School Athletic Assocaition softball tournament at Central Oahu Regional Park.
The Warriors (14-3) got big nights at the plate from freshman Kiarra Lincoln and Kekai Wong-Yuen, who each went 4 for 4. Lincoln homered and doubled, finishing with four runs and four RBIs, while Wong-Yuen doubled twice and drove in four runs.
Mykala Tokunaga picked up her second victory of the day in a complete game, and went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Jaysha Alonzo-Estrada collected two runs and scored twice.
Shyla Victor took the loss for the Wildcats (10-7-1), who led 3-2 until Kamehameha scored seven runs in the fourth inning.
Kaila Kaupe Deleon finished 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Bethany Batangan had two hits and scored a run.
Konawaena 003 00 — 3 6 0
KS-Hawaii 101 74 —13 5 3
Kamehameha 13, McKinley 1: Mykala Tokunaga pitched a one-hitter and Mekana Wagner went 3 for 3 with five RBIs to lift the Warriors in a consolation game.
Gayla Ha-Cabebe hit a home run and scored three times for Kamehameha, which scored multiple runs in each inning of the TKO victory against the Tigers (8-11), the No. 3 team from the Oahu Interscholastic Association.
Kiarra Lincoln and Kekai Wong-Yuen finished with two hits apiece, while Tokunaga and Kaila Kaaihue each scored twice and drove in two runs.
Kamehameha-Hawaii 434 2 — 13 12 1
McKinley 000 0— 1 1 4
Konawaena 5, Molokai 2: Dorian Anu Binney fueled the Wildcats to a consolation victory, pitching a complete game in the circle and driving in and scoring a run.
With the score tied 2-2 in the fifth, Binney led off with a walk and eventually came around to score on a passed ball. She added a a run-scoring single in the sixth.
Jayssa Grace finished 2 for 3 with a run-scoring single and Kaila Kaupe Deleon also had two hits. Syleesia Jose drove in a run with a hit and Kiersen Kawehi Deleon doubled and scored twice.
Binney walked only two and struck out two against the fourth-seeded Farmers (9-5), the Maui Interscholastic Federation champion.
Molokai 011 000 0 — 2 7 0
Konawaena 020 021 x —5 7 0
Kamehameha-Kapalama 6, Hilo 0: Christine Hipa pitched a two-hit shutout in a consolation game at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, ending the Vikings’ season.
Aliesa Kaneshiro also went the distance in the loss for BIIF champion Hilo (14-2) and pitched well except for a second inning in which the top-seeded Warriors (13-4) strung together seven hits and scored six runs. The senior issued three walks with one strikeout.
Shyanne Higa-Gonsalves and Chailey Cabalis has the Vikings’ hits.
KS-Kapalama 060 000 — 6 8 2
Hilo 000 000 — 0 2 3
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