Posted: May 9, 2012 - 11:19pm
Waipahu blanks Konawaena to reach D2 semis
Waipahu's Dylan Sugimoto throws a pitch to the plate against Konawaena. Eric Alcantara | Special to SL
In the second, Sugimoto, a sophomore left-hander, loaded the bases with two outs, but got a called third strike to end it.
Then in the fourth, Sugimoto hit a batter and allowed two singles, but came back to strike out Konawaena's Nos. 7, 8 and 9 hitters. He also struck out the side in the first.
Finally in the fifth, the Wildcats loaded the bases with two outs, but Sugimoto got a swinging third strike to end the threat.
Sugimoto allowed four hits, walked three and hit three batters. Micah Luke pitched the final inning.
Waipahu's Drake Yoshioka, Sugimoto and Jarinn Afaga-Abreu each drove in two runs. Sugimoto also scored twice for the Marauders, who drew 12 walks in the contest.
Waipahu plays Maryknoll in the semifinals Thursday at 1 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium.
Konawaena plays Seabury Hall in a consolation game Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Hans L'Orange Park.
May 9, 2012
Waipahu's Drake Yoshioka rounds third base on the way to home plate against Konawaena. Eric Alcantara | Special to SL