Rookies win

ELEELE—Nellie Mendonca socked a 2-run homer in the first inning to start the

ball rolling for the Rookies who went on to win the title of the Kaua`i Senior

Centers’ Softball League 10-5 over West Kaua`i in a special playoff game on

Saturday at the Eleele Field.

Mendonca ended the day with two hits along

with Dickie Sialana, Hank Nishikawa, Stan Dela Cruz, Ray Espino, and Archie


Fontanilla picked up the win for the Rookies on the hill,

allowing just 13 hits while the Rookies got to West Kaua`i’s Joe Silva for 15

hits in the loss.

Brother Rittmeister led all batters with three hits for

West Kaua`i who stranded 14 runners in their outing. Rickie Carveiro, Bobby

Rita, Danny Manus, and Junior Riveira all paired hits.

The Rookies left

seven runners on the paths.

With the win, the Rookies will compete in the

“A” Division of the upcoming State Senior Softball Tournament that

will take place at the New Kapa`a Ball Park from August 9-11.

West Kaua`i

will be playing in the “B” Division with the Lihu`e A’s and East

Kaua`i competing in the “C” Division. Kawaihau and the K-Makules

will be in the “D” Division.

The Kaua`i Senior Centers’ Softball

Association will be hosting the State of Hawai`i Senior Citizen Softball

Championships between August 9-11 at the New Kapa`a Ball Park with a total of

33 teams from around the state competing in the 25th anniversary of senior

softball in Hawai`i.

Wednesday, August 9 games will start at 9:15 a.m. with

the final getting underway at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday games will

start at 8:30 a.m. with the final games starting at about 4:00 p.m. There will

be no night games.

Wednesday, August 9

A Division

9:15 Maui

Raiders vs Nakoa

10:30 Rookies vs Bell Atlantic

11:45 Hawaiians vs

Kohala Seniors

1:00 Aikane Foundation vs. Hilo Pomaikai

2:15 Kohala

Seniors vs Maui Raiders

3:30 Bell Atlantic vs Aikane Foundation



9:15 Pu`uwai Opio vs t. Matsumoto

10:30 Yankees vs Cami’s


11:45 West Kaua`i vs Hui Ohana

1:00 Waimea Paniolos vs


2:15 Hui Ohana vs Pu`uwai Opio

3:30 Yankees vs


C Division

9:15 Car Quest vs Honomu Gilroy


Lihu`e A’s vs Maui Ohana

11:45 Golden Eagles vs East Kaua`i


Paipaikou vs Lokahi

2:15 Car Quest vs Golden Eagles

3:30 Lihu`e A’s vs


D Division

9:15 Kawaihau vs Hui O Kolohe

10:30 RME

vs K-Makule

11:45 Hamakua vs First Hawaiian MF

1:00 Vikings vs Kona


2:15 Harley’s Davidson’s vs Kawaihau

3:30 K-Makule vs Kona


4:45 Hamakua vs Hui O Kolohe

Thursday August 10



8:30 Hilo Pomaikai vs. Rookies

9:45 Nakoa vs Kohala


11:00 Rookies vs Aikane Foundation

12:15 Hawaiians vs Maui


1:30 Hilo Pomaikai vs Bell Atlantic

2:45 Nakoa vs


B Division

8:30 Waimea Paniolos vs Cami’s


9:45 West Kaua`i vs Pu`uwai Opio

11:00 Cami’s Lounge vs


12:15 Hui Ohana vs T. Matsumoto

1:30 Yankees vs Waimea


2:45 T. Matsumoto vs West Kaua`i

C Division

8:30 Maui

Ohana vs Paipaikou

9:45 East Kaua`i vs Honomu Gilroy

11:00 Maui Ohana

vs Lokahi

12:15 Honomu Gilroy vs Golden Eagles

1:30 Lokahi vs Lihu`e


2:45 Car Quest vs East Kaua`i

D Division

8:30 First

Hawaiian MF vs Harley’s Davidson’s

9:15 Vikings vs RME

11:00 Hamakua vs


12:15 Vikings vs K-Makule

1:30 Hui O Kolohe vs Harley’s


2:45 RME vs Kona Gold

4:00 Hui O Kolohe vs First Hawaiian


Friday, August 11

Finals All Divisions


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