Travis Shaw didn’t wait to pounce on an opportunity for redemption.
The Saint Louis first baseman committed an error in the top of the sixth inning to help fuel Mid-Pacific’s stunning game-tying rally. Moments later he found himself stepping to the plate with two out in the bottom of the inning and the bases loaded.
"I wanted to back up (pitcher Tre Haliburton-Goeas) as much as I could," Shaw said. "I felt super bad after; I wanted to make it up. That’s our job."
Shaw then hammered the first pitch he saw into the right-center-field alley to clear the bases and send the Crusaders to a 7-4 win last night at Ala Wai Field.
Saint Louis scored single runs in each of the first four innings to take the lead. Mid-Pacific, stifled for 5 2/3 innings, electrified the crowd with a grand slam by pitcher Travis Garcia-Perreira in the top of the sixth to tie the game.
The Crusaders (12-0) answered with Shaw’s triple to complete a sweep of the three-game series and take control of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu title chase.
"This was good for us. It just proves to ourselves if we keep our composure we can do good things," Saint Louis coach George Gusman said. "Both teams played well. That’s the neat part; it was great high school game and we just lucked out this time."
Although Saint Louis opened some breathing room, there’s little time for rest as the Crusaders open a three-game series with defending state champion Punahou tomorrow.
Both Punahou and Mid-Pacific have three losses in league play, tightening the race for second. The Owls (9-3) will try to bounce back when they open a three-game set with Kamehameha tomorrow as well.
All of the runs in last night’s game came with two outs as Saint Louis delivered in each of the first four innings to take control.
Saint Louis began the bottom of the sixth with a walk and a bunt single by Iolana Akau. Nakasato advanced the runners with a bunt and Garcia-Perreira induced a popup to second for the second out. The Owls intentionally walked Kaeo Aliviado and Shaw stroked the next pitch deep into the right-center gap to clear the bases and give the Crusaders a 7-4 lead.
"He’s been hot all year," Gusman said of the Crusaders’ cleanup hitter. "I guess it was pick your poison at that point and fortunately he came through. That was huge."
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Kaeo Aliviado and Iolana Akau. Lawrence Chew and Dane Fujinaka. W–Aliviado. L–Chew.
Leading hitters–StL: Derek Nakasato 2-4; Aliviado 2-4, 2B; Travis Shaw 2 RBIs; Kalei Contrades 2-3; Akau HR. MPI: Justin Protacio 2-4 Marcus Doi 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs; Tyler Tonaki 2B.
PUNAHOU 13, DAMIEN 2
Michael Suiter drove in three runs and Lanson Yamamoto was 3-for-4 to power the Buffanblu over the Monarchs.
At Ala Wai Field
Dylan Combs, Scott Peters (5), Mark Ogata (7) and Kainoa Harrison; DJ Dudoit, Lyle Aloy-Glover (6), Dean Okamura (7) and Alan Mohika, Skyler Tomisato. W–Peters. L–Dudoit.
Leading hitters–Pun: Lanson Yamamoto 3-4, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Rolenn Himuro 2-3, RBI, run; Michael Suiter 2-2, 2B, 3 RBIs, run; Nathan Higa 2-4, RBI, run; Kainoa Harrison 2-3, RBI, 2 runs; Jason Rose 3B, 2 RBIs. Dam: Aalona Amimoto 2-3, 2 RBIs; Kamana Kealoha 2-3, 2B, run.
NO. 10 KAMEHAMEHA 7, ‘IOLANI 5
Kewby Meyer pitched five solid innings and drove in two runs as the Warriors held off the Raiders.
Kewby Meyer, Keanu Sato (6), Zack Kaohu (7), Damien Toriki (7), Pookela Benanua (7) and Moku Kukona; Bryce Ah Sam, Troy Odo (5), Dylan Goto (5) and Tiras Koon. W–Meyer. L–Ah Sam. S–Benanua.
Leading hitters–KS: Alii Pedrina 2 runs; Kukonu 2-4, 2 RBIs; Meyer 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Joe Yokoi 2B. Iol: Christian Donahue 3-4, 2 runs; Jensen Park 3-4, HR, 3 RBIs; Corey Gokan 2-4; Tanner Nishioka 2B; Koon HR.
NO. 3 KAILUA SWEEPS KALANI
Ryan McMonigle batted 3-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs, and Kory Sasaoka scored three times as the Surfriders completed a sweep of the Falcons 10-3 and 8-0.
Wilkins Kato, Trevor Ozaki (2) and Jase Furuya; Jake Cobb-Adams, Kahaku Iaea (5), Ryan McMonigle (7) and Kea Vierra. W–Cobb-Adams. L–Kato.
Leading hitters–Kaln: Furuya 2B. Kail: Alan Baldwin 2-4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Bryson Dymond HR; Alika Ramseyer-Ho 3-3, 3 2Bs, 2 RBIs.
Alika Ramseyer-Ho, Tyler Takata (6), Royce Kometsu (7) and Kea Vierra; Bryson Shiraishi, Brandon Valenzuela (6), Brandon Medeiros (6), Cody Nakashima (6) and Jase Furuya. W–Ramseyer-Ho. L–Shiraishi.
Leading hitters–Kail: Kory Sasaoka 2-4, triple, 3 runs; Ryan McMonigle 3-5, 3 2Bs, 3 RBIs; Alan Baldwin 2 runs; Eli Davidann 2-4, 3B; Ramseyer-Ho 2-4, 2 2Bs; Kila Zuttermeister 2-3, 2 3Bs, 2 RBIs. Kaln: Wilkins Kato 2-4, 2B; Chase Sumida 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs.
KAHUKU 7, CASTLE 6
Justin Van Ness’ sacrifice fly to left scored Spencer Nagy with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Red Raiders rallied to beat the Knights.
Andre Fraticelli, Jaymason Lee (3), Dustin Nakayama (7) and Christian Kapeliela, Robert Fram (5); Justin Van Ness, Spencer Nagy (6) and Samson Mamizuka. W–Nagy. L–Lee.
Leading hitters–Cas: Micah Camara 2-4, 3B; Chaz Kobayashi 2-3. Kah: Hekili Graygochea 2-4, 2B, 2 runs; Michael Sabido 3-4, HR, 2 runs; Kai Saniatan 3-3, HR.
NO. 5 PEARL CITY 7, NO. 8 MILILANI 1
Troy Scanlan homered and drove in three runs and Chevas Numata scattered six hits as the Chargers thumped the Trojans.
At Central Oahu Regional Park
Chevas Numata and Isaac Shim; Mikey Asamura, Kanoa Hironaka (6) and Wade Taoka. W–Numata. L–Asamura.
Leading hitters–PC: Troy Scanlan 2-3, HR, 3 RBIs, run; Sean Milan 3-4; Tyler Tokunaga 2B, 2 runs; Numata 2 runs. Mil: Troy Yoshizawa 2-4..
Roosevelt 2, Kaiser 1
Brandon Ikeda pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Rough Riders held off the Cougars at Central Oahu Regional Park.
LEILEHUA SWEEPS KAPOLEI
Junior left-hander Kenan Sadanaga tossed a one-hitter in the second game as the Mules completed a sweep of the Hurricanes.
At Fred Wright Field
Chase Domogsac, Brandon Cambra (4), Jarin Kadooka (5) and Will Leskovec; Lawrence Paas and Ian Kaopua. W–Paas. L–Domogsac.
Leading hitters–Kap: Jared Ragasa 2-3; Lonnie Santiago 2B, RBI; Kaulana Naki 3B. Lei: Larry Paas 2-3, 2 2Bs, RBI; Albert Talaroc 2-3, 3B.
Kenan Sadanaga and Joshua Lorenzo; Trey Kamachi, Josh Simmons (7) and William Leskovec. W–Sadanaga. L–Kamachi.
KALAHEO 7, FARRINGTON 5
Christian Palmer batted 2-for-3 with a double and the Mustangs benefited from six walks and four errors in a victory over the Governors.
At Lanakila Park
Morgan Aggers, Christian Palmer (5) and Justin Pagan; Bryston Doctolero and Paul Reyes. W–Aggers. L–Doctolero.
Leading hitters–Kalh: Palmer 2-3, 2B. Farr: Reyes 3-4; Ryan Feagaimaalii 3B.
WAIPAHU 10, WAIALUA 0
Junior right-hander Drake Yoshioka tossed a five-inning one-hitter, striking out six, to lead the Marauders past the Bulldogs.
Christian Whittaker, Kekai Rivera-Albeso (5) and Mykal Guigui; Drake Yoshioka and Tyler Nishino. W–Yoshioka. L–Whittaker.
Leading hitters–Waip: Jerry Tanupo 2-2, RBI, 2 runs; Micah Luke 3B; Edward Agag 2B, 2 RBIs; Jarinn Abreu 2B, 2 RBIs; Kalani Spencer 2B.
RADFORD 5, KAIMUKI 2
Joseph Mafnas batted 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Jesus Tenorio went 3-for-3 as the Rams beat the Bulldogs.
Ma’anoa Tau and Austin Arakaki; Damon Puskarich, Jobi Fontenot (6) and Troy Evans. W–Puskarich. L–Tau. S–Fontenot.
Leading hitters–Kaim: Tevin Nishiyama 2-4, 2B; Dallas Reis 2-4. Rad: Jesus Tenorio 3-3, 3B; Joseph Mafnas 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Evans 2-4; Puskarich 2B.
NANAKULI 8, MCKINLEY 7
The Golden Hawks erupted for seven runs on five hits in the sixth inning to erase a 6-2 deficit and held on to beat the Tigers.
Austin Lopes and Clayton Atualevao; Brendan Moy, Brian Maja, Vincent Hong and Kainoa Castillo. W–Lopes. L–Maja.
Leading hitters–Nan: Brandon Feligi 3-4, 2B; Austin Lopes 2-4; Lew Pomaihealani 2-2. McK: Kainoa Castillo 3-4, 3B; Jay Morita 2-3; Brendan Moy 2-5, 2B, 3B, RBI; Tyler Guieb 2 RBIs.
NO. 2 PUNAHOU 8, NO. 2 ‘IOLANI 5
Junior infielder Mysha Sataraka launched a three-run home run in the first inning and the Buffanblu pushed across five runs on five hits in the fourth to build an 8-0 lead en route to victory over the Raiders.
At Ala Wai Field
Jaci Young and Kayla Shimoda; Nani Taniguchi, Taylor Garcia-Perreira (7) and Ula Reis-Moniz. W–Young. L–Taniguchi.
Leading hitters–Pun: Reina Furuya 2-5, 3B; Kylie Popovich 2-3, 3B; Mysha Sataraka HR, 3 RBIs; Alexis deFries 2-4, 2B; Vanessa Va’a 2-4. Iol: Alex Masaquel 2B; Kaleen Terayama 2-4, 3B; Amanda McCaskill 2B.
PAC-FIVE 10, SACRED HEARTS 0
Sofia Luczak pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts, and Kamalei Ah New batted 3-for-3 with three RBIs as the Wolf Pack beat the Lancers in five innings.
At Kamamalu Field
Jordyn Waracka, Kaitlin Mattison (5) and Victoria Simpson; Sofia Luczak and Cassandra Koja. W–Luczak. L–Waracka.
Leading hitters–SH: Janelle Saole 2-2, 2B. P5: Kamalei Ah New 3-3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Alena Hookano 2-3, 2B; Aja Keyes 2B; Luczak 2 RBIs; Sara Holden 3 RBIs.
Maryknoll 9, Pac-West 0
Kori Nishitomi was 3-for-4 with a triple and home run to ignite a 16-hit attack by the Spartans.
The Kamehameha-St. Francis game has been rescheduled for 3:45 p.m. tomorrow at Kamamalu.
MOANALUA, KALANI SPLIT
Freshman right-hander Ariel Ajimura tossed a one-hit shutout in the second game as Na Menehune earned a split with the Falcons.
Jade Teruya and Kristi Belshe; Mercedes Fowler and Chrissi Omalza, Kylee Oshiro (2), Doriann Sugai (7). W–Teruya. L–Fowler.
Leading hitters–Kal: Belshe HR, 2 RBIs; Sophia Koo 1-2, HR, 3 RBIs. Moa: Sugai 2B; Oshiro, 2B; Dyanne Fernandez 2 RBIs; Omalza 2 RBIs.
Ariel Ajimura and Doriann Sugai; Raymee Awaya, Jade Teruya (3), Leisha Yamauchi (5) and Kristi Belshe. W–Ajimura. L–Awaya.
Leading hitters–Moan: Jaydeen Sakauye 3B, RBI; Hope Arakawa 3-3, 2B, RBI, run; Nala Quevido 2-3, RBI; Oshiro 2 RBIs; Fernandez 2 RBIs.
KAIMUKI SWEEPS KAISER
Ehlen Awaya pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts as the Bulldogs swept the Cougars 13-3 and 12-0.
Shauna Kuroiwa, Shaydon Apela-Moku (4), Kim Dilda (5) and Dilda, Sadie Karrath-Abordo (4); Ehlen Awaya and Channel Kamanao. W–Awaya. L–Kuroiwa.
Leading hitters–Kais: Kuroiwa 2B; Winnie Markowitz 2B. Kaim: Alison Pologa 3-4, 2 2Bs, 3 runs; Kamanao 3-4, 2B, 2 runs; Dejah Fa’asoa 2-2, 2B; 2 runs.
Ehlen Awaya and Channel Kamanao; Kim Dilda and Sadie Karrath-Abordo. W–Awaya. L–Dilda.
Leading hitters–Kaim: Alison Pologa 3-5, 2 2Bs, 3 runs; Krysta Yasui 4-4, 2B, 2 runs; Letishah Fa’asoa 3-5.
CASTLE SWEEPS ROOSEVELT
Kaisha Dacosin batted 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs, and Brooke Kaululaau hit a three-run homer as the Knights swept the Rough Riders 6-5 and 19-4.
Leani Berinobis and Krystle Chung; Leisha Li’ili’i and Brooke Kaululaau. W–Li’ili’i. L–Berinobis.
Leading hitters–Roos: Breyanna Dutro-Solomua 2-3; Kamalei Pitoy 2-4; Berinobis 2-3, HR. Cast: Brittany Hawn 3-4, 3-run HR, 4 RBIs; Li’ili’i 2-4; Kaululaau 2-5; Marnee Vlachos 2-4; Kaisha Dacosin 3-4.
Leisha Li’ili’i, Christin Tesoro (4) and Brooke Kaululaau; Maho Wada and Krystle Chung. W–Li’ili’i. L–Wada.
Leading hitters–Cast: Kaisha Dacosin 3-4, 3B, 4 RBIs; Kaululaau 3-run HR. Roos: Wada 2B; Chung 2-3.
WAIALUA SWEEPS NANAKULI
Karina Bayudan pitched a pair of three-hitters as the Bulldogs swept the Golden Hawks 12-2 and 12-1.
Chyanne Koko and Keisha Silva; Karina Bayudan and Alyssiah Hernandez. W–Bayudan. L–Koko.
Leading hitters–Nana: Koko 2-3, 2B. Waial: Althia Dicion 2-3, 3B, HR, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Hernandez 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Ciara Balidoy 2-3, 2 RBIs.
Karina Bayudan and Alyssiah Hernandez; Chyanne Koko and Keisha Silva. W–Bayudan. L–Koko.
Leading hitters–Waial: Althia Dicion 3-5, 2B, 2 runs; Charee Wong 2-3, 2B, 2 runs; Kaili Agabin 2-5; Ciara Balidoy HR; Hernandez 2B, 3 RBIs; Sabrina Tolentino 2B, 3 RBIs.
KALAHEO 11, FARRINGTON 1
Junior shortstop Venice Elisara clubbed a three-run homer to ignite a six-run, fourth-inning rally as the Mustangs beat the Governors in five innings.
At Aikahi Park
Kyranica Afia and Lehualani Newo; Sarah Fitzherbert and Tiffany Harada.
Leading hitter–Kal: Venice Elisara 2-3, HR, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.
MCKINLEY SWEEPS ANUENUE
The Tigers piled up 55 runs in eight innings over two games to dominate Na Koa.
W–Amanda Sakagawa. L–K. Keia.
Leading hitters–Anu: Breideeann Nao HR; Wehiwehi Ganeau 3B. McK: Sakagawa 3-4, HR.
W–Kimberly Amor. L–Ganeau.
Leading hitters–Anu: Nao 3B. McK: Yoon Ryu 2-4; Amor 2-3.