Undefeated at 8-0 in the regular season, the Farmers baseball team entered the Wally Yonamine Division II State Championship in Oahu last Thursday as the third seed.
In the quarterfinal game, Molokai came from behind to defeat Radford but was then stopped by Maryknoll in the semifinals and Waianae in the third-place game on Saturday.
Against Radford on Thursday, the Farmers rallied to win 7-4 at Hans L’Orange Field on Oahu.
Molokai was down 4-2 going in to the bottom of the sixth inning against Radford. Five runs in the inning pushed the Farmers to the win.
For Molokai, Brayden Willing-McCutcheon, David Rapanot and Koal Kaulia-Makaiwi each had two RBIs. Willing-McCutcheon finished 3-for-4, Rapanot had a triple and Kaulia-Makaiwi had a double for the Farmers.
The next day, Molokai lost its first game of the season against the no.-2 seeded Maryknoll 6-1. Despite making four errors in the game, Maryknoll was able to hang on with four runs in the first inning.
Rapanot had the offensive highlight for Molokai with an RBI double in the seventh inning.
The third-place game against Waianae took place Saturday. Waianae jumped out with seven runs in the first two innings while Molokai was held to two hits, losing 11-2.