KAUMAKANI – The K-Makules are still on top of the second round standings, but now they have to share first place with The Rookies and the Lihue A’s.
A three-way deadlock returned to the Senior Softball League after a series of games Saturday at Kaumakani Field.
The K-Makules, a team which shortly enjoyed its lock on first place last week, fell to the Lihue A’s 13-12 in the second game of the day.
With the A’s down by one run in the bottom of the seventh, Pete Rayno and Tomoo Hiranaka each had their third hit to reach first and third, just before Glen Akina cracked his fourth hit of the game to bring home the tying and winning runs.
Joe Brun wen the distance for the A’s and captured the win. Dado Paiste took the loss.
Herb Honjo smacked a three-run homer for the A’s; The K-Makules’ Lefty Remata and John Tabanei each had three hits.
The A’s equaled the K-Makules’ record with the win, and also kept up with the Rookies, who topped East Kaua’i 11-7 in the first game at Kaumakani.
Archie Fontanilla was the winning pitcher in the game; Walter Silva took the loss.
The Rookies’ Nelli Mendonca socked a three-run homer on two hits and Mits Yamamoto went a perfect 4-4.
East Kaua’i’s Ronnie Holt, Les Kubo and John Garcia each paired hits.
In the third game, West Kaua’i outscored Kawaihau 22-5 to close out the three-game series.
Joe Silva got the win on the mound while Teddy Daligdig took the loss.
Big Sticks for West Kaua’i: Both Frank Bukoski and Mike Floster had a homerun on three hits; Ali Lomosad had three hits; Kawaihau’s Joe Penderqest and Paul Awazu paired hits.
This Saturday, the Senior Softball league will play at Waimea Park:
The K-Makules (6-2) face West Kauai in the first game at 9:15 a.m., The Lihue A’s (6-2) take on East Kauai (1-7) in the second game, and the Rookies (6-2) will meet Kawaihau (1-7) in the final game.