Mikito Barkman, pitching on back-to-back nights, gave up one unearned run in six innings to lead Maui to a 6-1 win over Waiakea to take the Division I title in the Wally Yonamine Foundation/HHSAA Baseball State Championships tonight at Les Murakami Stadium.
Kao Mindoro doubled home a run in the first inning and Jayrah Lalim’s two-run double highlighted a five-run bottom of the sixth ininng for Maui (14-5), which won its first state title since 1982.
The unseeded Sabers, who finished third in the Maui Interscholastic League regular season, scored 32 runs in four tournament games and beat No. 1 seed Saint Louis and OIA runner-up Campbell on their way to the title.
Barkman allowed four hits and walked two with three strikeouts. He gave up just one unearned run on one hit in four innings against the Sabers and earned the victory in both the semifinal and the final.
Waiakea (17-3) had allowed five runs in 26 innings in the tournament before Maui matched that in the sixth inning.
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