LIHU‘E — After finishing the Kaua‘i Senior Softball League’s first round 1 (and the entire 2022 Kaua‘i Senior Softball season) with an undefeated record, the Rookies suffered their first loss on Saturday, falling to Barteks 15-14 at Pat Baniaga Field in Hanapepe.
This was just one of several close contests in the league, where the Keonimana Gents were a one-run winner over the Bushwackas, 13-12.
Other close games included the Hanama‘ulu Hillsiders taking a four-run win over West Kaua‘i, 20-16, and Solid Steel taking an eight-run win over the East Kaua‘i Legends, 19-11.
Kaua‘i Senior Softball contests continue Saturday, with games scheduled for the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a and Pat Baniaga Field in Hanapepe. First pitch goes off at 9 a.m. at both sites.
In the 70s division played Friday at Isenberg Park in Lihu‘e, the Koloa Cane Cutters came up a run shy against Tsunami, 8-7, and the Ahukini Whart Rats are still looking for a “W” after coming up short, 6-3 against Ele Makule.
The 70s Division games play on Fridays at Isenberg Park, with the first pitch going at 9 a.m.
1. Ele Makule (3-0); 2. Tsunami (3-1); 3. Koloa Cane Cutters (2-2); 4. Ahukini Wharf Rats (0-4); 5. Na Koa Kupuna (0-1).
60s Division results
Lihu‘e A’s 17, Kuku’s Aces 1
Barteks 15, Rookies 14
Gents 13, Bushwackas 12
Hillsiders 20, West Kaua‘i 16
Solid Steel 19, EK Legends 11
Makos 17, Kawaihau 7
Schedule for April 29
Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex, Kapa‘a
9 a.m., Rookies versus Gents
10:30 a.m., Hillsiders versus Solid Steel
noon, Lihu‘e A’s versus Kawaihau
1:30 p.m., Solid Steel versus Gents
Pat Baniaga Field, Hanapepe
9 a.m., EK Legends versus Kuku’s Aces
10:30 a.m., Makos versus Bushwackas
noon, Imi‘Ola versus Barteks
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: The Garden Island
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