Universal edges Youngblood 4-3

LIHUE – Youngblood staged a fifth inning comeback, but couldn’t tie it up in the sixth and seventh. The softball team fell 4-3 to Universal Delivery, which scored all of its four runs in the fourth inning Tuesday on opening day of the County of Kaua’i 35-over slow pitch league.

Peter Ishibashi allowed 12 hits to take the win for Universal; Sandy Pacheco took the loss.

John Shishido led Universal with three singles and one RBI. Nelson Chiba, Mel Yamase and Lance Tada each had two singles for Universal.

Rory Rayno led Youngblood with two singles and one RBI. Kent Marugame had two hits, including one double, and Darrell Borrero added two singles.

Kaua’i Boys 11, Braddah’s 1

Wayne Laranio, Owen Kawaihalau and Richard Bryan combined for six RBIs to lead the Kaua’i Boys to an 11-1 drubbing of the Bradduh’s in the second game of opening day.

Dee Dee Ibia took the win for the Kaua’i Boys, Hank Ibia took the loss.

Bryan had three singles and two RBIs for the winning team. Laranio and Kawaihalau had several hits apiece with their two RBIs, and Don Ouderkirk had one RBI and two singles. Jon Kahaunaele and Ibia had two singles, Paulmut Dasalia had two singles and one double.

Gregg Santos had two singles and one double to lead the Braddah’s. Six other players each notched one hit.

Ikaika 10, Hard Knocks 2

Ikaika scored nine runs in the first inning to secure a comfortable lead and a 10-2 win over the Hard Knocks in the third game Tuesday.

Thomas Green allowed seven hits to get the win for Ikaika; Paris Resinto took the loss.

Eric Fujikara had a triple and two RBIs for Ikaika; Lance Akama also had two RBIs on one single. Harry Hee and Bernard Mahuiki each had two singles and one RBI. Abe Kahaulua had three singles and one RBI. Bernard Duarte had two singles.

Cy Gushiken had two singles and one RBI to lead the Hard Knocks. Five other players had one hit each.

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