Lihu`e Braves win 15-3 over Hanapepe Cubs

Compiled by Joe FontanillaSpecial to The Garden Island

LIHU`E— The Lihu`e Braves exploded for 8 runs in the first inning as they

capitalized on aggressive base running and six walks given up by Hanapepe Cubs’

pitcher to take a 15-3 win over the visiting Cubs on Tuesday afternoon at the

Lihu`e County Park.

Turning a page on the first inning, the Braves mounted

a heavy hitting attack behind Travis Fontanilla’s 2 hits with 3 RBI’s leading

the attack that ended with the Braves chalking up 11 hits in the

win.

Mikiala Cup Choy, the Braves’ pitcher, went 3-for-4 behind the plate

to end the day with 3 singles and a pair of RBI’s in the game shortened by the

10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Bandon Palanas had a double as did Aaron

Adachi. Tyson Carlos, scoring twice in the opening frame, had a single as did

Joseph Bacio, Blaine Kane, and Evan Harris, whose single ended up with the ru

nner on secondbase on a bad hop throwing error to first.

Hanapepe picked up

three runs on three hits with Branden Hew fueling the visitors with a pair of

doubles and Anthony Calves adding a single.

Cup Choy, in earning the win

for Lihu`e, went the distance on the mound, giving up three runs on three hits

while walking one Cub and striking out five.

Kori Sakahashi took the loss

for the Cubs in a single inning pitched, but allowing eight runs on four hits;

allowing six walks while striking out a single hitter.

Mason Lorenzo took

the mound in relief and allowed seven runs on seven hits in his 3-inning

stint. He allowed no walks and struck out one Brave.

The Braves’ win leave

the team with just three more games before the Bronco baseball season ends with

the May 23rd game.

The Braves will host Waimea at the Lihu`e County Park on

Saturday, May 13 with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. while the Cubs draw

a bye.

Other Saturday games in the league include the Orioles at Kalawai at

9 a.m. followed by the Kekaha team tangling with Koloa starting at 11 a.m. at

the Kalawai Park.

The Bronco season ends with the playoffs on June 13 and

17 featuring the West Kaua`i All-Stars against the Lihu`e

All-Stars.

Following is the schedule for remaining games in the Bronco

league:

Saturday, May 13

9 a.m. Orioles vs. Kalawai @

Kalawai

11 a.m. Kekaha vs. Koloa @ Kalawai

1 p.m. Waimea vs. Braves @

Lihu`e

Hanapepe -bye-

Tuesday, May 16

4:30 p.m. Kekaha vs. Waimea @

Waimea

4:30 p.m. Koloa vs. Hanapepe @ Hanapepe

4:30 p.m. Orioles vs.

Braves @ Lihu`e

Kalawai -bye-

Saturday, May 20

9 a.m. Kalawai vs.

Kekaha @ Koloa

10 a.m. Hanapepe vs. Orioles @ Lihu`e

11 a.m. Waimea vs.

Koloa @ Koloa

Braves -bye-

Tuesday, May 23

4:30 p.m. Kalawai vs.

Hanapepe @ Hanapepe

4:30 p.m. Kekaha vs. Braves @ Kalawai

4:30 p.m.

Orioles vs. Koloa @ Koloa

Waimea -bye-

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