(Wed) May 9, 2012
HHSAA Division II BASEBALL: No. 1 Waimea 5, Waialua 1
by Kyle Sakamoto
Mikeo Rita allowed one run over five innings, and batted 2-for-4 with a double and triple as the Menehune beat the Bulldogs.
Rita, a senior right-hander, allowed five hits, walked none and struck out four. He picked off two runners.
Bj Freitas finished up with two perfect innings for Waimea.
Menehune lead-off hitter Jordan Kamakea tripled in two runs in the fourth, and Mikey Rita and William Ogawa, who courtesy ran for Mikeo Rita, each scored twice.
Waimea plays Kamehameha-Hawaii in the semifinals Thursday at 10 a.m. at Les Murakami Stadium.
Waialua plays Kalaheo in a consolation game Thursday at 9 a.m. at Hans L’Orange Park.
WAIMEA (9-5) 101 210 0 – 5 8 2
WAIALUA (7-7) 001 000 0 – 1 5 2
Mikeo Rita, Bj Freitas (5) and and Alika Emayo. Justin Tantog, Kekai Rivera-Albeso (5) and Kebi Dellatan. W–Rita. L–Tantog.
Leading hitters–Waimea: Jordan Kamakea 2-4, 3b, 2 RBIs; Mikeo Rita 2-4, 2b, 3b; William Ogawa 2 runs; Brock Ephan 2-4; Mikey Rita 2 runs. Waialua: Mykal Guigui 2-3, 2b.