A pair of baseball wins over St. Anthony this past weekend kept the Farmers in a first place tie with Seabury Hall in the Maui Interscholastic League Division II, both with 5-1 season records.
On Friday, David Rapanot was the star for Molokai, pitching a two-hitter while also going 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Farmers to a 12-1 victory at Maehara Stadium in Kahului. Rapanot struck out 14 batters in his brilliant pitching performance. He also hit three doubles and scored three runs.
The next day, Rapanot scored two more runs in helping Molokai to a 7-1 victory over St. Anthony. Brayden Willing-McCutcheon also scored two runs in the win.
Softball team splits with Lanai
While the boys traveled to Maui, the girls’ softball team spent the weekend on Lanai.
The lady Farmers had a hard time on Friday, striking out eight times during an 11-1 loss at Lanai City. Shariah Moilena-Lopez had two hits for Molokai in the loss.
The Farmers came back strong the next day, defeating the Pine Lasses 13-8. Amanda Venegas Makaini doubled twice for the Farmers, who scored in all but one inning of the game.
Molokai now has a 4-2 season record in MIL Division II, putting them in second place behind Hana (5-1).