WAILUA—A win and a loss at Saturday’s senior softball games put the Rookies
back in the driver’s seat of the Kaua`i Senior Centers’ softball league’s
second round as the Rookies chalked up a 19-7 win over the K-Makules, and the
Lihu`e A’s issued West Kaua`i a 10-5 loss at the Wailua Field.
Fontanilla was the man for the Rookies as, in addition to doing pitching
duties, Fontanilla belted two home runs behind the plate.
and Doric Remata each added a homer apiece for the Rookies with Wally Sonoda
and Hank Nishikawa chipping in with three hits apiece in the win.
Hoopii and John Taboniar were the only two hitters from K-Makules that were
able to get hits off Fontanilla as Hoopii went 3-for-3 behind the plate while
Taboniar pegged a pair of hits.
Buster Matsumura held the big bats of West
Kaua`i to just 10 hits as the Lihu`e A’s went on to wrap up a 10-5
Frank Bukoski suffered the loss as Lihu`e was able to get 17 hits off
the pitcher with Chic Cacabelas whacking a homer in his 3-hit stint behind the
Tomo Hiranaka and Glen Akina chalked up three hits apiece, and
Buster Matsumura ended the day with a pair of hits in the Lihu`e win.
Garma was the only West Kauaian who was able to pair hits in the loss.
day’s opening game had East Kaua`i’s Ronnie Holt throwing a 6-hitter as East
Kaua`i stopped Kawaihau 17-1.
Ed Bales led the bats against losing pitcher
Teddy Daligdig by banging a 2-run homer on 3 hits. Sonny Laguguen and John
Garcia also ended the day with 3 hits apiece.
Joe Pendergest was able to
pair hits off of Holt for Kawaihau.
Lihu`e A’s’ pitcher Tomo Hiranaka led
off the seventh inning with a homerun to break open a pitchers’ duel as the A’s
went on to squeak past Kawaihau 2-1 in the make-up game that followed the third
Hiranaka ended the day giving up 1 run on 3 hits to
Kawaihau with Tets Tamashiro suffering the loss, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in
With the Rookies (6-1) in the driver’s seat in second round
standings, the Lihu`e A’s and West Kaua`i are tied at second with 5-2 records
followed by East Kaua`i (4-3), K-Makules (1-6), and Kawaihau
Saturday’s games move to Isenberg Field in Lihu`e with the Lihu`e
A’s hosting the Rookies in the opener followed by East Kaua`i going up against
West Kaua`i. Kawaihau will meet K-Makules in the day’s finale.
A win by
the Lihu`e A’s and West Kaua`i would result in a three-way tie for the second
round lead. West Kaua`i has already clinched the first round.