Rookies take lead in senior league

ELEELE— West Kaua`i’s Frank Bukoski threw an 8-hitter and contributed 3 hits

behind the plate to pace the 15-5 victory over the East Kaua`i team in

Saturday’s opening game played at the Eleele Field.

Blondie Caveiro, Bobby

and Rittmeister Rita each tallied a homerun in their 2-two game for West


Alex Youn and Fred Carvalho were the only East Kaua`ians to pair

hit in the loss. Walter Silva suffered the loss on the mound for East


Dado Paiste sparked the K-Makule’s 20-6 win over Kawaihau by going

the distance on the hill and helping himself to a homer on 3 hits in the


Lefty Remata and Saba Torres also chalked up homeruns in their pair

hits on the day. Buddy Kanoa ended the day with 3 hits for K-Makule.


Boro was a perfect 3-for-3 for Kawaihau with Harry Villanueva and Jose Yadao

pairing hits. Yadao suffered the loss as the pitcher.

Archi Fontanilla

picked up his 3rd win as the Rookies slipped past the Lihu`e A’s 6-3 in the


Doric Remata was a perfect 3-for-3 to lead the Rookies’ bats with

Nelly Mendonca, Stan Dela Cruz, and Bob Merkel each paired hits.


Hiranaka was 3-for-3 for the Lihu`e A’s with Chic Cacabalos going 2-for-3. Joe

Brun suffered the loss on the mound.

The win improves the Rookies’ standing

to 3-0 on the season, and the league-leaders will open Saturday’s games at

Kaumakani when they host East Kaua`i in the 9:15 a.m. game. The Lihu`e A’s

meet the K-Makules in the second contest, and West Kaua`i matches up against

Kawaihau in the finale.

League standings:

1. Rookies (3-0), 2.

West Kaua`i (2-1), 3. East Kaua`i (2-1), Lihu`e A’s (1-2), 5. K-Makules (1-2),

6. Kawaihau (0-3).


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