WHO'S ON FIRST CLINCHES SOUTH MAUI MAKULE SOFTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
The South Maui Makule Softball League (50 and over) wrapped another season with a single elimination playoff on Sunday, Aug. 26.
First up, Pizza Madness topped Kihei Sporting Goods 12-5, with Mike Sniffen going two for four and knocking in three runs.
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Next, Chris Coy went two for three with two RBIs, leading Who's On First to a 13-3 win over Fuego.
The third game of the day was a forfeit win for Wasabi, as Blue Collar was unable to field a full team.
Top seeded Da Braddah's then took the field and routed Pizza Madness 23-8. Steve Parabicoli and Justin McMahon combined to knock in six runs, and Lawrence Carniecy hit a three-run homerun to lead Da Braddah's to a 10-7 winner over Wasabi in the second semi-final game. Chris Coy was again the top hitter, going two for with three RBIs.
When Da Braddah's faced Who's On First in the final championship game, it was all "The Who" as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead after two innings and went on to win 15-4. Kevin Fanara went two for three with three RBIs.
ELITE AND ELITE II TAKE YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our summer youth basketball leagues finished up the week of Aug. 27 to 31 with single-elimination tournaments at Kalama Park. Starting with the 14 & Under Division on Aug. 28, Elite II got 12 points from Tristan Nichols, and 11 points from Marvin Bersamin, running past the Kihei Jaguars 59-21. Jake Frazee scored nine points, and Kamahi Carter four to lead the Jags.
Next up, Elite I defeated the Blue Devils by forfeit. After resting for an hour, Elite II took the court against top-seeded Westside. In a fast-paced game that was close all the way, Elite I got some key late baskets and held on for the 38-33 win. Dustan Suzuki led Elite with 10 points. Matini Kahai scored a game high 13 points for Westside.
The championship game between the two Elite teams on Aug. 30 was close throughout the first half. Then Elite II blew it open in the second half 59-26. This time it was Bersamin leading with 12 points, followed by Nichols's 10. L.J. Lindsey lead Elite I with nine points.
Our 17 & Under Division took the court on Aug. 29, opening up with Lazy But Talented's (LBT) 57-42 win over No Idea. Phillip Thomas scored 13 points and Kody Takushi added 12 for LBT. Kai Rundle scored a game high 14 points to lead No Idea, with Mark Prieto chipping in eight.
The second game of the night was all Elite, as they jumped out to a 17-4 lead and cruised to a 49-21 win over Alpha behind 11 points from Chase Iwata-Bartolome and eight from Jansen Agapay. Mark Ligot topped Alpha with eight points.
The last game of the night went to Westside 52-29 over LBT. Cyrus Kama led the way with 14 points, and Jake Francis was again deadly from three-point range, hitting three to score nine points. Kody Takushi's 13 points was tops for LBT.
The championship game between Elite and Westside started off looking like Elite would win easily as they took an early 15-3 lead. Westside kept chipping away and got to within two at 28-26 midway through the second half. The game remained close the rest of the way with both teams making big plays and stellar shots. In the end, Elite came away with a 43-36 win. Jansen Agapay and Chase Iwata-Bartolome led Elite with 14 and 12 respectively. Josh Chapitol topped Westside with nine points, followed by Emil Carriaga's eight.
An added highlight of the night was the brief appearance of 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat Head Coach Eric Spoelstra, who stopped by the park to check out some of the action.
MEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE BEGINS
The South Maui Men's Softball League began started Tuesday, Sept. 11. Games will be played Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at the South Maui Community Park field. Sixteen teams are split into two divisions--Mauka and Makai. The league will run till the end of November.
We welcome anyone who wants to help referee or keep score. Give us a call at 879-4533, or just come to the park on game days. For more South Maui Sports information, check Facebook at www.facebook.com/southmauiparks. Have a great weekend!