Over the last three days, the Damien Monarchs baseball team won more games than all season long.
Rustyn Ah Yant was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs. The Monarchs won the title early. They scored all its runs in the first inning of a 10-5 victory over the Waimea Menehune. Giving them the Division II HHSAA Baseball State Championships on Saturday night.
Brandon Deth scored twice for the Monarchs (5-12) and drove in two runs. They finished 2-12 in ILH regular season play.
Monarchs’ pitcher, Pater Pappalardo, allowed two runs in the first inning. However, he calmed down after his teammates put up the 10 in their half of the first inning. Pappalardo pitched six innings, allowing 5 runs on 11 hit and no walks
Damien had 10 hits, including two from Francis O’Connor. Eight different players contributed runs to Damien’s run total.
Anson Lazaro was 3-for-3 and had two RBIs. Tresten Shigematsu was 3-for-4 and had a run and an RBI. Waimea (13-2) finished with 13 hits.