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Rookies look for 2nd win in senior softball

KAPA‘A — The Rookies, defending champions of the Kaua‘i Senior Softball League, opened its 2023 season on Saturday with a convincing 22-13 win over Imi‘Ola at the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a.

Imi‘Ola took an opening day victory 18-4 over the Bushwackas in Hanapepe.

Following an opening day bye in the 13-team league, the Rookies next face Barteks in a 10:30 a.m. match on Saturday at Isenberg Park in Lihu‘e.

Barteks took a 16-12 edge over Kawaihau on opening day, and picked up its second win, romping over the Bushwackas 18-1 in Kapa‘a.

First pitches at both Isenberg and Peter Rayno Sr. Park launch at 9 a.m. Imi‘Ola has the bye.

The Hanama‘ulu Hillsiders, whose home field is the Peter Rayno Sr. Park, face West Kaua‘i on Saturday in a 10:30 a.m. meeting.

Results

Jan. 14

At Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex

Rookies 22, Imi‘Ola 13

EK Legends 19, West Kaua‘i 7

Barteks 18, Bushwackas 1

At Puhi Park

Lihu‘e A’s 23, Solid Steel 11

Keonimana Gents 17, Kawaihau 9

Makos 23, Kuku’s Aces 5

Schedule

Jan. 21

At Isenberg Park, Lihu‘e

Kuku’s Aces vs. Lihu‘e A’s, 9 a.m.

Rookies vs. Barteks, 10:30 a.m.

East Kaua‘i Legends vs. Solid Steel, noon

At Peter Rayno Sr. Park, Hanama‘ulu

Bushwackas vs. Keonimana Gents, 9 a.m.

Hanamaulu Hillsiders vs. West Kaua‘i, 10:30 a.m.

Kawaihau vs. Makos, noon

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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