Hawaii 24/7 Staff
No. 3 seed Waiakea is posed to play in the Division I baseball state championship game Friday against No. 4 Baldwin on Oahu.
OC16 will have live coverage of the game beginning at 7 p.m.
In Thursday’s semi-final, Waiakea pipped defending state champion Pearl City, 2-1.
Waiakea came in third in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In its only previous appearance in the championship game, Waiakea lost to Iolani in 1996.
In the other semi-final, unseeded Hilo couldn’t mount a comeback against Baldwin, losing 6-2.
Hilo and Pearl City play for third and fourth place.
In Division II, No. 4 seed Kamehameha Schools Hawaii was ousted in the semi-finals by No. 1 Waimea, 9-4. Kamehameha faces Maryknoll in the third place game.
Also Friday in Division II action, Konawaena and Waialua play for fifth and sixth place. Both teams are unseeded.
The 54th Annual DataHouse/HHSAA Baseball State Championships
May 8 (Division I) and May 9 (DII) through May 11, 2012
Les Murakami Stadium, Hans L’Orange Field and Iolani School
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