West Kaua`i stops Rookies

KAPA`A— Frank Bukoski smacked a 3-run homer in the first inning to ignite West

Kaua`i to a 4-run frame that kept burning to a 14-6 win over the undefeated

(second round) Rookies in the finale of a doubleheader played at the New Kapa`a

Ball Park.

In an effort to curb the Bukoski stick, the Rookies walked the

potentially dangerous hitter three times during the game.

Bukoski also

handled pitching duties for West Kaua`i, going the distance on the mound for

the win with the Rookies’ Archie Fontanilla suffering the loss.

Big bats

for West Kaua`i included Danny Manus with a 3-run homer on two hits, Bobby Rita

also chalking up a 3-run homer, and Joe Silva going 3-for-3.

Mike Floster

and Brudda Rittmiester paired hits in the win.

Nelly Mendonca smashed two

home runs on three hits for the Rookies, and Fontanilla was 3-for-3 in the

loss.

In an earlier encounter, East Kaua`i bombed The K-Makules 23-4 behind

the pitching of Ronnie Holt who pitched the entire game for the win.

Holt

was also 2-for-2 behind the plate.

Jay Acoba, the losing pitcher for

K-Makules, was jolted in the loss as East Kaua`i’s Ray Sam Fong came up with a

grand slam in his 4-for-4 outing.

Ed Bales and East Kaua`i player/coach Les

Kubo also chalked up 4-for-4 performances. Alex Youn rounded out the East

Kaua`i hitting leaders with a 3-run homer on 2 hits.

Tada Hashimoto,

batting 3-for-3, and Ernie Domingo’s two hits accounted for the K-Makules’

hitting.

The West Kaua`i win over the Rookies brings the second round lead

to a tie with each team posting 5-1 standings.

The Lihu`e A’s follow at

3-2, East Kaua`i 3-3, K-Makules 1-5, and Kawaihau 0-5.

Saturday’s games

move to the Wailua Field with Kawaihau hosting East Kaua`i in the first game

followed by K-Makules taking on the Rookies. The Lihu`e A’s will take on West

Kaua`i in the third game, and the postponed Kawaihau/Lihu`e A’s game will be

played following the regulation third game.

Kaua`i Senior Centers Softball

Second Round standings

Rookies 5-1

West Kaua`i 5-1

Lihu`e A’s

3-2

East Kaua`i 3-3

K-Makules 1-5

Kawaihau 0-5

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