Sabers Claim MIL Opener Against Na Alii, 6-5

March 28, 2014, 5:02 PM HST · Updated March 28, 5:06 PM
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Maui High School's Chazz Ishikawa prepares to tag out King Kekaulike's Ryley Widell on a pick off at first base. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Maui High School’s Chazz Ishikawa prepares to tag out King Kekaulike’s Ryley Widell on a pick off at first base. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

By Rodney S. Yap

It was just one win. In fact, it was the season opener for Maui High School, but it took more than four hours and 15 innings to complete.

The Sabers opened the 2014 Maui Interscholastic League baseball schedule on Thursday with a 6-5 win over King Kekaulike at Maehara Stadium.

Maui High third baseman Kody Medeiros fields this grounder for an eventual putout at first base. Medeiros delivered the game-winning RBI when his single in the top of the 15th inning scored Trent Hori. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Maui High third baseman Kody Medeiros fields this grounder for an eventual putout at first base. Medeiros delivered the game-winning RBI when his single in the top of the 15th inning scored Trent Hori. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Kody Medeiros’ RBI single in the top of the 15th inning scored Trent Hori with the winning run. Hori reached based earlier when he was hit by a pitch.

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Maui High’s David Kahaleauki, Kyle Oshiro and Logan Cabrera combined to allow one run in eight innings of relief. Starter Callen Beeson went seven innings and left with the scored deadlocked at 4-4. Cabrera earned the win, 1-0.

Na Alii fell to 1-2.

Adam “Beanie” Howden hurled the first nine innings and lefty Stone Hashizaki (0-1) pitched the final six innings for Na Alii.

The two teams play again tonight, March 28, at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, Kamehameha Schools Maui (2-0) defeated Lahainaluna (0-2) for the second straight day. The Warriors won Thursday’s game 11-3 and Wednesday’s game 5-1.

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King Kekaulike starting pitcher Adam "Beanie" Howden went nine strong innings for Na Alii. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

King Kekaulike starting pitcher Adam “Beanie” Howden went nine strong innings for Na Alii. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Maui High School's Jordan Yaji-Kawaha (7) slips his left hand under the tag of King Kekaulike shortstop Ryder Souza. Photo by Rodney S. Yap

Maui High School’s Jordan Yaji-Kawaha (7) slips his left hand under the tag of King Kekaulike shortstop Ryder Souza. Photo by Rodney S. Yap

Maui High School's Brandon Yonashiro is beaned on his right foot. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

Maui High School’s Brandon Yonashiro is beaned on his right foot. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

King Kekaulike second baseman Jerami Rother (left) and first baseman Devin Cabos Santiago celebrate a defensive play to end the inning. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

King Kekaulike second baseman Jerami Rother (left) and first baseman Devin Cabos Santiago celebrate a defensive play to end the inning. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

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