Hana Avenges Lady Farmers
Softball second in MIL championship
The Lady Farmers softball team tried to put the finishing touches on their undefeated regular season by winning the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II tournament finals, but was not able to fend off a feisty Hana team.
The Lady Farmers remained undefeated after a 14-3 win in five innings against Seabury Hall (3-7) on Friday, and advanced to the championship playoffs on Saturday against Hana.
Genessa Puaoi pitched five innings on Friday night in the win. Amanda Makawi, pitcher, went 3-3 with two triples. Natalia Levi, center field, also helped with a three-run double.
The Hana Dragons also won their match on Friday against the Lanai Pine Lasses 20-13.
The two wins between Hana and Molokai resulted in a two-game playoff championship on Saturday.
Hana (10-2) came out to avenge two losses against Molokai (9-2) last weekend on the Farmers home turf. They downed Molokai in both games with a score of 8-13 in the first game and 4-14 in the second game.
“Hana was pumped. They were ready for us,” said coach Coco Augustiro.
The Dragons only let up once in the first game when they fell behind the Farmers 2-0. But after the first inning, Hana had Molokai wrapped up.
Jasmine Borden pitched both games and contributed one homerun over the left field fence. Amanda Makaiwi also hit her first homerun of the season.
“That felt really good. I was really proud of myself,” Makaiwi said.
But it wasn’t enough, as the Hana hitting was too much for the Farmers. During last weekend’s regular season finale, the Lady Farmers bullpen only allowed six runs total.
“I think they came out really good. And they’re hitting definitely came around this weekend,” Makaiwi said.
The Lady Farmers will prepare for the state tournament and head to Oahu for states on Monday, May 3, seeded no. 2 for D-II.