Baseball Clinches Fifth at States

The Molokai High School (MHS) baseball team scored fifth place in the Wally Yonamine Foundation Division II State Championships on Oahu after consecutive wins over Radford High School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

At the start of the state championship, MHS lost to Kauai High School, 8-0 in the quarterfinals on May 14 at Hans L’Orange Field.

On May 15, MHS senior David Rapanot pitched a three-hitter to lead the Farmers to victory over Radford with a 6-0 final score in the semifinal game.

That following Friday, the teamadvanced to play against Hawaii Prep. Molokai Baseball defeated Hawaii Prep 9-2 in six innings at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu to claim fifth place in the state championship. According to The Maui News, MHS junior Nohi Meyer hit two RBIs, one in the second inning and another in the fifth inning. MHS senior Brayden Willing-McCutcheon scored four runs.

The Farmers finished a strong season, closing their regular season 10-0, and headed to the state championship as Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II  top seed. The team clenched the MIL championship title at Maehara Stadium last month with a 12-0 five-inning win over St. Anthony.

According to The Maui News, Rapanot led the team to win with two triples, four RBIs and a three-run homer that ended the game.

Coach Mike McCutcheon did not return calls for comment.


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