The Hana Dragons ran up four runs in the second inning Saturday morning, defeating the lady Farmers 8-6 in Maui Interscholastic League softball action at Duke Maliu Field.
Molokai senior Amanda Venegas-Makaiwi pitched for the second day in a row after defeating Hana 11-5 on Friday. The Molokai defense could not stop the second inning rally by Hana. Despite the loss, Venegas-Makaiwi still went 2-for-4 at the plate on Saturday.
Another top hitter in the game for Molokai was Kapua Lee who went 2-for-3. Molokai shut out Hana in the final two innings while scoring three runs but was unable to catch up.
Molokai now sits in second place with a 3-2 record in the Division II MIL standings behind Hana at 4-2. The lady Farmers play two games this coming weekend in Lanai.
The Molokai boys tennis team defeated Maui High School 3-2 Saturday at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch in match play to improve its record to 5-1 for the season.
Maui won the top two singles matches but lost the other three matches to Molokai. The Farmers No. 1 doubles team of Kamanu Pascua and Pono Chow defeated Brandon Agpaoa-Thompson and Chriss Naputi 6-0, 6-3. In No. 2 doubles, Molokai’s Micah Matson and Caulen Angelsea defeated Eric Lazo and Ezekiel Cawigan 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Randy Jacobs of Molokai won the No. 3 singles match by default. The Farmers Keoki Kaulia and Luke Santiago dropped the first two singles matches.
The girls tennis team dropped its season record to 1-5 after losing to Maui High 3-2 in match play Saturday.
Molokai’s Brittany Nervesa defeated Steffi Molina in her No. 1 singles match (score not available). In No. 3 singles, Kea’a Davis won the only other match for Molokai, defeating Evangelina Llamas 6-1, 6-0.
In No. 2 singles, Maui’s LJ Gaviana defeated Alohalynn Espajo 6-0, 6-4; No. 1 doubles, Kaimana Friedmann and Shanelle Kaaikala, Maui High, defeated Oceana Mandany and Geisha Nunez 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 doubles, Genica Mae Aban and Le Ah Lee, Maui High, defeated Sabrina Curtis and Xristina Bicoy 6-1, 6-1.