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(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 hittersWaimea: 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.