(Wed) May 9, 2012
HHSAA Division II BASEBALL: No. 2 Waipahu 6, Konawaena 0
by Kyle Sakamoto
Dylan Sugimoto pitched six shutout innings with 12 strikeouts, and stranded the bases loaded three times as the Marauders beat the Wildcats.
In the second, Sugimoto, a sophomore left-hander, loaded the bases with two outs, but got a called third strike to end it.
In the fourth, Sugimoto hit a batter and allowed two singles, but came back to strike out Konawaena’s Nos. 7, 8 and 9 hitters.
He also struck out the side in the first.
In the fifth, the Wildcats loaded the bases with two outs, but Sugimoto got a swinging third strike to end the threat.
Sugimoto allowed four hits, walked three and hit three batters. Micah Luke pitched the final inning.
Waipahu’s Drake Yoshioka, Sugimoto and Jarinn Afaga-Abreu each drove in two runs. Sugimoto scored twice for the Marauders, who drew 12 walks.
Waipahu plays Maryknoll in the semifinals Thursday at 1 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium.
Konawaena plays Seabury Hall in a consolation game Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Hans L’Orange Park.
WAIPAHU (13-0) 200 012 1 – 6 6 0 (11 LOB)
KONAWAENA (12-3) 000 000 0 – 0 4 1 (11 LOB)
Dylan Sugimoto, Micah Luke (7) and Tyler Enos. Ryan Torres-Torioka, Jordan Miyahira-Young (5), Royce Torres-Torioka (7) and Evyn Yamaguchi. W–Sugimoto. L–Ryan Torres-Torioka.
Leading hitters–Waipahu: Drake Yoshioka 2-3, 2 RBIs; Sugimoto 2 runs; Luke 2 RBIs; Jarinn Afaga-Abreu 2-3, 2 RBIs. Konawaena: Makana Canda 2b.