The Pearl City bats scored 15 hits to beat Kapolei 15-4 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Western Division season opener played Saturday at Kapolei High School.
Pearl City’s Devin Hayashi clinched the win for the Chargers to the relief of starter Dacoda Ogoto. Ogoto and Hayashi held the Hurricane bats on four hits.
Kapolei ace Matthew Kapololo accepted defeat in four innings of work for the Hurricanes.
It was an impressive win for Pearl City in the Chargers debut of a talented 2022 lineup at the plate, led by seniors Tyson Murakami (2-6, HR, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored) Dylan Soto (2-4, 2B, RBI, run scored), Mark Moreno (3-4, RBI, run scored), Dacoda Ogoto (1-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored), Ranson Aquino (1-1) and underclassmen talents led by freshman Logan Honma (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored), Ethan Higashionna (2-4, 2 runs scored) and sophomore Jayden Mizuno (1-3, 2 runs scored).
The Chargers scored their first run of the season and a ball game on an RBI single from freshman Logan Honma, who brought in senior Tyson Murakami from third base to take an early 1-0 lead against the Hurricanes.
Jesiah Chock led the Hurricanes in plate batting 1-4, HR, RBI, run scored. Chock’s bottom of the first inning home run tied the game 1-1. Matthew Walsh (1-3, HR, 2 RBI, run made) hit a 2-run home run at the bottom of the first inning to tie the Hurricanes after a full inning to gain a 3-1 lead over the Chargers. Other Kapolei staff on the record; Kalei Alana (1-3, RBI, run scored) JT Tafisi (1-2).
The Chargers return for the league game against Aiea at Hans L’Orange Field on Wednesday, March 16, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
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Pearl City (1-0) 1 3 0 0 1 3 7 15 15 2nd
Kapolei (0-1) 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 4
Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]
Tyson Murakami scored the first run of the season and a ball game for the Chargers on an RBI single written by Logan Honma. Murakami also hit 2-6 with a home run, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Honma went 2-4 with a double, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.