Kawaihau, Rookies lead senior softball

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    Hanamaulu Hillsider batter Ernie Domingo tries to beat the throw to Kawaihau’s Michael Soong at first base, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games contested at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Park.

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    Hanamaulu Hillsider pitcher Philip Delos Reyes unfolds a pitch with a Kawaihau base runner at second base, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games contested at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Park.

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    Kawaihau’s left fielder Henry and third base Mike charge a high Hillsider hit in the second inning, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games contested at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Park.

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    Judge Michael Soong of the Kawaihau seniors lines up a pitch to keep the team alive in the second inning. He followed this at-bat with a 2-run in-the-park homer enroute to Kawaihau’s 19-2 win over the Hanamaulu Hillsiders, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games contested at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Park.

KAPA‘A — Kawaihau bats exploded early, including a 2-run in-the-park homerun by Judge Michael Soong, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games waged at the Bryan J. Baptiste Memorial Sports Park that shared sporting excitement with pick up tennis games, pickleball matches, a skateboard safety and basics clinic, and the filled skatepark.

Capitalizing on Hanamaulu Hillsiders’ pitcher, Philip Delos Reyes, Kawaihau piled up a 9-2 lead following two complete innings of play.

Kawaihau went on to post a 19-2 win over the Hillsiders to improve to an undefeated 5-0 record in the league that started play, five weeks ago.

Five of the six contests waged between the Kapa‘a and Hanapepe fields finished with TKO victories, or having a margin of 12 runs, or more.

The Rookies, entering the week with a 3-0 standing, remained undefeated with its 21-9 win over West Kaua‘i, improving to 4-0 in the standings, a game behind Kawaihau because of its bye status, last week.

Games will be played Saturday at both the Wailua and Puhi parks with the first pitch going at 9 a.m.

Feb. 6 Results

Hanapepe

Rookies 21-9 West Kaua‘i

Barteks 13-1 ‘Ohana

‘Ohana Rebels 17-0 Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s

Da Killas 18-13 Islanders

Kapa‘a

Kawaihau 19-2 Hanamaulu Hillsiders

Solid Steel 21-9 Kuku’s Aces

Keonimana Gents 21-3 EK Legend

Feb. 13 Schedule

Wailua

9 a.m. Ka Kruzers/Kawaihau

10:15 a.m. Rookies/Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s

11:30 a.m. Hanamaulu Hillsiders/Islander

12:45 p.m. ‘Ohana Rebels/‘Ohana

Puhi Park

9 a.m. Da Killas/Solid Steel

10:15 a.m. Barteks/EK Legend

11:30 a.m. Kuku’s Aces/Keonimana Gents

Bye – West Kaua‘i

Standings

Kawaihau (4 wins, 0 losses),

Rookies (4-0),

Da Kruzers (3-1),

Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s (2-2),

Hanamaulu Hillsiders (2-2),

Islanders (2-2),

Keonimana Gents (3-1),

‘Ohana Rebels (3-1),

Solid Steel (3-1),

Barteks (3-2),

Da Killas (1-2)

East Kaua‘i Legend (0-4),

West Kaua‘i (0-4),

Kuku’s Aces (0-5),

‘Ohana (0-5).

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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