LIHUE – The Hard Knocks scored three-runs in the fifth and sixth innings to attempt a comeback but couldn’t offset a six run KFD lead in the third. The Hard Knocks went on to lose 7-3 to KFD Thursday in the first of a three-game series at Isenberg Park in Lihue.
Gregg Morishige allowed just eight hits in KFD’s win; Dan Fort took the loss for the Hard Knocks.
David Bukoski led KFD with three singles and three RBIs; Clinton Fujii and Shawn Hosaka each had two hits – a single and a double.
Damien McCullum and Mark Ofisa each had two singles and one RBI to lead the Hard Knocks.
Rainbow Sports 17, Nogi’s 1
Nine batters recorded at least two hits – seven of them with at least one RBI – in Rainbow Sports’ 17-1 drubbing of the Nogi’s in the second game Thursday.
Rainbow Sports belted 27 hits on the Nogi’s; pitcher Lance Nakata allowed just two hits to notch the win (Garrett Agena, in relief, allowed four hits). Marvin Mikasa took the loss for the Nogi’s.
Wendell Nonaka’s homer, which drove in three runs, led the Rainbow Sports assault. He also had two singles. Michael Shimatsu had four singles and two RBIs; Lance Nakata had three singles, one double and two RBIs; Vince Nitta had two singles, one double and two RBIs. Lenny Nitta and Davis Oshiro each had three hits apiece. Kelly Robinson had two singles and two RBIs. Both Leroy Nonaka and Garrett Agena had two singles and one RBI.
Ronnie Matsumura had two singles and one RBI for the Nogi’s. Four batters each had one single.
Hana Hou 1, Na Kolohe 0
Alan Santanella drove in the winning run in the fourth inning to give the Hana Hou a 1-0 edge over the Na Kolohe in Thursday’s final game.
Dan Ouderkirk, in allowing seven hits, went the distance for the Hana Hou to pick up the win. Norman Holt, Jr., who allowed just six hits but walked eight batters, took the loss.
Santella had two singles with his RBI. Four other Hana Hou batters each had one single.
Mike Soong had two singles for Na Kolohe. Five other batters each notched one hit.