Rookies hang on

`ELE`ELE—West Kaua`i, leading with Rickie Carveiro’s home run, took a 10-1 win

over Kawaihau.

The Rookies, currently leading the second round of Kaua`i

Senior Centers Senior Softball, bombed East Kaua`i 21-3 to set up this

weekend’s finale at Kaumakani Field.

The Rookies are one game over West

Kaua`i, the league’s first round champions, in current standings, so a win by

the Rookies, or a loss by West Kaua`i would give the second round to the

Rookies who would then face each other for the league title in a playoff

game.

Louie Almadova of the Lihu`e A’s and Dado Paiste of K-Makules locked

in a pitcher’s duel before Tomo Hiranaka sticked 3 hits, and Glenn Akina, Ismo

Yoshishige, and Chic Cacabelas pairing hits to lead Lihu`e to a 7-4 win in the

day’s finale.

Buddy Kanoa led the K-Makules going 3-for-3 behind the plate

with Marv Perry, Sonny Hoopii, and Dado Paiste all pairing hits.

Joe Silva

and Frank Bukoski combined for West Kaua`i to hold Kawaihau to just a single

run on eight hits in the day’s opener with Ted Tamashiro suffering the loss for

Kawaihau.

Bobby Rita led the West Kaua`i bats with a 3-for-3 outing behind

the plate with Rivera, Jr. and Rickie Caveiro pairing hits.

Don Boro scored

Kawaihau’s lone run as he singled with one away in the 7th inning, advanced to

second on Joe Pendergest’s ground out; moving to third on a Teddy Daligdig hit,

and coming home on a Ted Tamashiro stick.

The Rookies’ Archie Fontanilla

picked up his 8th win by going the distance on the mound in the 21-3 rout with

Ronnie Holt suffering the defeat.

Stan Dela Cruz touted a 5-for-5

performance behind the plate including a home run for the Rookies’

hitting.

Hank Nishikawa, 4-for-5, also cranked a homer along with Dickie

Sialana and Doric Remata. Nelly Mendonca ended the outing with 4

hits.

East Kaua`i picked up 7 hits in the loss with 3 coming in the 6th

inning where they picked up their 3 runs.

Les Kubo and Ray Sam Fong both

settled on the pads with hits, and scored on an Ed Bales’ triple. Alex Youn

drove Bales across the plate on a sacrifice fly for the third

point.

Saturday’s games start at 9:15 with the Rookies (8-1) hosting

Kawaihau (0-9) followed by the Lihu`e A’s (6-3) meeting East Kaua`i (4-5). The

finale will have West Kaua`i (7-2) taking on the K-Makule (2-7).

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