Imi‘Ola, Bushwackas pick up second wins

  • Manny Henriques / Special to The Garden Island

    Hanama‘ulu Hillsiders left-centerfielder Kerry Nuivo makes a sliding catch against the Bushwackas Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games at the Pat Baniaga field in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Imi‘Ola starting pitcher Randy Keller follows his pitch to the Kuku’s Aces batter in the second inning Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games at the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Imi‘Ola base runner Gordon Yee is poised to score from third as Steve Kaui lines up the pitch for a two-RBI triple in the second Inning Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games at the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a. Paul Hurley’s RBI shot drove Kaui home for a 10-0 Imi‘Ola lead en route to an eventual 20-0 shutout of Kuku’s Aces.

LIHU‘E — Imi‘Ola bats were productive Saturday when the blue-and-white shirts shut down Kuku’s Aces, 20-0, during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball games contested at Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a.

Imi‘Ola’s shutout win was joined by the Bushwackas squeezing out a 12-6 win over the Hanama‘ulu Hillsiders at the Pat Baniaga Field in Hanapepe. This gives the newest teams in the league their second consecutive wins in the season that started with the Jan. 8 games.

The Kaua‘i Sons, the third of the league’s new teams, posted a 19-4 win over West Kaua‘i Saturday, but not before falling to the Bushwackas 22-15 during the opening games.

Games this Saturday will see Imi‘Ola matching up against Solid Steel at Puhi Park starting at 9 a.m. With a game in-between to rest, Imi‘Ola closes out the Puhi Park action against the East Kaua‘i Legends starting at 11:30 a.m.

The league’s defending champion Rookies had their contest rescheduled Saturday. They are scheduled for a double-header against the Keonimana Gents at Wailua Houselots Park. First pitch is at 9 a.m.


Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex, Kapa‘a

Imi‘Ola 20, Kuku’s Aces 0

Keonimana Gents 17, Solid Steel 3

Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s vs. Rookies, rescheduled

Kawaihau 13, East Kaua‘i Legends 0

Pat Baniaga Field, Hanapepe

Barteks 16, DaKruzers 3

Bushwackas 12, Hanama‘ulu Hillsiders 6

Kaua‘i Sons 19, West Kaua‘i 4

Jan. 22 schedule

Wailua Houselots Park

9 a.m.: Keonimana Gents vs. DaKruzers

10:15 a.m.: Rookies vs. Hanama‘ulu Hillsiders

11:30 a.m.: Kawaihau vs. West Kaua‘i

12:45 p.m.: Barteks vs. Kuku’s Aces

Puhi Park

9 am: Solid Steel vs. Imi‘Ola

10:15 am: EK Legends vs. Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s

11:30 am: Imi‘Ola vs. Kaua‘i Sons


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or


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