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Nakamoto’s slam keeps Owls rising in playoffs

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mid-Pacific’s Beyli Correa (8) took a spill after ‘Iolani’s Leila Anoina (1) slid toward second base during the seventh inning of the ILH semifinal game on Friday. Anoina was called out.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mid-Pacific’s Ka’ale’a “Lea” Hanawahine (15) connected for a double during the third inning of the ILH semifinal game against the Iolani Raiders on Friday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    ‘Iolani’s Aleia Agabayani (11) was received by teammates Leila Anoina (10, Maddie Ikeda (21) and Kenedi Lopes (23) after she hit a homerun with two RBI in the fifth inning of the ILH semifinal game against the Mid-Pacific Owls on Friday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    ‘Iolani’s Macy Uyehara (2) fielded a ball hit by Mid-Pacific’s Ka’ale’a “Lea” Hanawahine (15) during the seventh inning of the ILH semifinal game on Friday. Hanawahine hit a single RBI on the play.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    ‘Iolani’s Kenedi Lopes (23) stole second base as Mid-Pacific’s Marissa Nishihara (2) anticipated the ball during the fifth inning of the ILH semifinal game on Friday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mid-Pacific’s Caitlin Taga (7) advanced on an error in the sixth inning of the ILH semifinal game against the ‘Iolani Raiders on Friday.

  • 2017 APRIL 21 SPT HSA photo by Cindy Ellen Russell crussell@staradvertiser.com The Mid-Pacific Owls celebrated their 10-6 win against the Iolani Raiders after their ILH semifinal game on Friday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Mid-Pacific Owls cheered on teammate Lia Nakamoto as she headed home after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning against ‘Iolani on Friday. The blast capped a five-run rally and gave MPI a 9-6 lead.

Winless to start the week, Mid-Pacific suddenly finds itself one win away from a berth in the state softball tournament. Read more

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