POSTED: 6:40 p.m. HST, May 4, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 11:00 p.m. HST, May 4, 2011
The Castle Knights, who survived a 10-9 seesaw victory over Punahou last night, took a 5-0 lead then held off a late rally by the Maui Interscholastic League champion Lahainaluna Lunas for a 5-4 victory today in the quarterfinal of the state high school girls Division I softball tournament.
Castle leadoff hitter Brittany Hawn set the tone for the Knights by going 3-for-3 and scoring three runs and Leisha Liilii hit a solo homer in the third inning.
The Lunas started their comeback in the sixth with two runs on RBI singles by Hope Morikawa and Makana Hussey. Maycee Moe releived Liilii and got out of the inning.
Lahainaluna closed to within a run on a homer by Haley Ann Nakamura and a fielder's choice grounder by Morikawa. But Moe got Hussey to fly out to left with runners on first and second to end the game.
State softball championships
at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, unless noted
Kapolei 12, Kealakehe 2
Leilehua 7, Kailua 6
Baldwin 4, Mililani 3
Castle 10, Punahou 9
Kailua 3, Mililani 2
Kealakehe vs. Punahou, ppd., rain
Leilehua 12, Waiakea 0
Castle 5, Lahainaluna 4
Mid-Pacific 13, Baldwin 1
Campbell 8, Kapolei 6
Baldwin vs. Waiakea, 9 a.m.
Kapolei vs. Lahainaluna, 11 a.m.
Kealakehe vs. Punahou, 3 p.m., at CORP
Castle vs. Campbell, 5 p.m.
Leilehua vs. Mid-Pacific, 7 p.m.
Consolation, Kailua vs. Punahou-Kealakehe winner, 9 a.m.
Fifth place, 11 a.m.
Third place, 3 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
at Central Oahu Regional Park, unless noted
St. Francis 10, Honokaa 6
Waipahu 15, Kohala 0
Waialua 7, Hana 1
Kalaheo 10, Molokai 7
Molokai 7, Kohala 0
Honokaa 15, Hana 2
Pac-Five 10, Kalaheo 2
Waipahu 11, Konawaena 0
Waimea 20, St. Francis 12
Kahuku 5, Waialua 1
Molokai vs. Honokaa, 7 p.m., field 1
Kalaheo vs. Konawaena, 5 p.m., field 1
St. Francis vs. Waialua, 5 p.m., field 2
Waipahu vs. Pac-Five, 1 p.m. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
Waimea vs. Kahuku, 3 p.m. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
Consolation, 7 p.m., at CORP, field 1
Fifth place, 7 p.m., at CORP, field 2
Third place, 1 p.m. at RWSS
Championship, 5 p.m., at RWSS