Weekend sports: Softball team finishes regular season undefeated; Volleyball team drops two home matches
Two wins over Hana at home this weekend clinched the Maui Interscholastic League regular season championship for the Molokai softball team.
The Farmers finished the regular season undefeated with a record of 8-0.
On Friday, Hana and Molokai, the only two undefeated MIL teams, faced off to determine the best team. Jasmine Borden was on the mound for Molokai as she struck out five batters in a four-hit game won by Molokai 5-2. Sparking the offense was Genessa Puaoi who went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs and Tyra Reyes-Garces was 2-for-4 and scored a run.
The next day Molokai clinched the regular season title by beating the Dragons 10-6 in seven innings. Borden had another strong performance, striking out eight batters in a four-hitter and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Farmers who overcame seven errors.
Molokai’s Kayla Tanner-Davids was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, Natalia Levi was 2-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs and Larriley Rawlins went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored three times.
The league’s D-II tournament begins Thursday in Lanai City.
Volleyball drops two to Seabury
The Molokai volleyball team lost two four-set matches to Seabury Hall over the weekend at The Barn.
On Friday night, Molokai dropped the first two sets 25-23, 25-20 before earning at 28-26 set win. Molokai’s Claude Kapuni led the way with seven kills and three blocks. Also contributing for the Farmers was David Gomes with seven kills, Dhavin Spencer-Basa with five kills and two aces, Dayson Gomes with five kills and Nainoa Langer with three kills, one block one ace and 29 assists. Seabury took the fourth set 25-22 to win the match. Rocky DeLyon had 29 kills for the Spartans.
The next day, Molokai had a slow start, dropping the first set 25-13. The Farmers built momentum but still lost the second set 25-22. Molokai won the third set 25-23 before losing the deciding set 25-23. Kapuni had four blocks for Molokai. David and Dayson Gomes had nine kills each while Paka Adolpho had seven kills and Roycee Calairo added six kills.
Baseball playoffs begin Thursday
The D-II MIL baseball tournament begins with a pair of semifinal games on Thursday, with first-place Molokai facing Lanai at Maehara Stadium and second-place Seabury Hall testing St. Anthony at the Maui High diamond. Both games are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. starts.
Molokai led the D-II standings with a 5-1 record. Seabury Hall second at 4-2. St. Anthony was third at 2-4 with Lanai in the cellar at 1-5.
The D-II title game is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Maehara Stadium.