Rookies win No. 5!

ELEELE— Senior softball players got a week’s rest before returning to the

diamond at the Eleele Field where West Kaua`i slipped past the K-Malues 11-8 in

the day’s opener; the Rookies blanked Kawaihau 20-0, and the Lihu`e A’s

controlled East Kaua`i 13-5.

Frank Bukoski went the distance for West

Kaua`i to claim the victory against K-Makules’ Dado Paiste who suffered the

loss in his all-game performance.

Mike Flostor and Danny Manus picked up 3

hits with Pat Patricio being the sole West Kauaian to pair hits.

Lefty

Remata and John Tabonair led the K-Malules’ bats with each batter conking a

home run on 2 hits apiece. Dado Paiste and Ernie Domingo also chalked up 2

hits in the outing.

The Rookies’ Archie Fontanilla had four hits in picking

up the victory over Kawaihau.

Nelson Mendonca led the Rookies’ bats with a

3-run homer while Wally Sonoda had a 3-hit day. Ray Espino, Fontanilla, and

Doric Remata all paired hits.

Kawaihau’s four hits in the game were

credited to Paul Awazu, Louie Victorino, Ted Tamashiro, and Louie

Nuesca.

Buster Matsumura picked up the win for the Lihu`e A’s while Ronnie

Holt and Walter Silva worked the mound for East Kaua`i, Holt eventually being

charged for the loss.

Tomo Hiranaka whacked a pair of home runs in his

perfect 3-for-3 performance behind the plate for the Lihu`e A’s with Glen Akina

adding another homer. Chic Cacabelas chalked up a pair of hits along with Alex

Youn who had a 2-run homer in his tally.

Les Kubo, Damien Victorino, Holt,

and John Garcia paired hits for East Kaua`i.

Shige Oshiro of the Lihu`e A’s

prevented any scoring by East Kaua`i with a reach-over-the-fence third-out snag

that stranded two men for East Kaua`i.

The Rookies lead the second round

with a 5-0 standing following Saturday s outing with West Kaua`i at 4-1.

Lihu`e A s are 3-2, East Kaua`i 2-3, K-Makules 1-4, and Kawaihau

0-5.

Saturday, June 10 games move to Kapa`a with East Kaua`i hosting the

K-Makules. The league-leading Rookies will meet West Kaua`i in the second

contest, and Kawaihau hosts the Lihu`e A’s in the finale.

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