KAUMAKANI – West Kaua’i moved to 2-0 and East Kaua’i won its season-opening
game last Saturday in the Kaua’i Seniors Softball League at the Kaumakani
West Kaua’i rallied big late in the game to belt the Lihu’e A’s
16-6, while East Kaua’i scored a 12-1 victory over Kawaihau.
game, the Rookies stopped the K-Makules 17-5.
West Kaua’i 16, Lihu’e
It was a tight game through six innings with West Kaua’i leading just
In the top of the seventh, West Kaua’i scored nine times to score the
eventual 16-6 win.
Joe Silva was the winning pitcher and Tomo Hiranaka took
Danny Manus banged a three-run homer for the winners, while
Blondie Carveiro got three hits.
Pat Pavao, playing in his first game, was
walked three times.
Every West Kaua’i player in the lineup got at least one
Hank Nishikawa led the A’s with three hits, while Glen Akina, Joe
Munechika, John Ochoco and Hiranaka all swatted two hits.
12, Kawaihau 1
Walter Silva hurled an eight-hitter for East Kaua’i in
holding the Eastside rivals to just one run.
Alex Youn banged out two home
runs in his 3-for-3 performance, while teammates Ed Bales and John Garcia hit
solo homers for the winners.
Terry Pantohan, Jose Yadao and Domingo Laranio
all collected two hits.
Rookies 17, K-Makules 5
went the distance for the victory, while Dado Paiste took the loss.
Mendonca slammed a two-run homer and finished with three hits for the Rookies.
Wally Sonoda, Dickie Sialana and Doric Remata all connected for three
Three games will be held at the ‘Ele’ele Field
The K-Makules (0-1) take on Kawaihau (0-2) at 9:15
The Rookies (1-1) and the Lihu’e A’s (1-1) follow at 10:15 a.m., while
West Kaua’i (2-0) battles East Kaua’i (1-0) at 11:15 a.m. in a first place