Kauai guys take on world competition

A handful of local senior softball teams competed at the 2018 Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah earlier this month.

This year, 349 teams played in the softball competition.

Hanipa’a 60s won gold in the Men’s 60s C+ Red division.

“It was awesome. (Being from) a small island in the middle of the Pacific and competing with players from 35 countries, there were like 5,500-some softball players there,” said Hanipa’a 60s first baseman Sia Salausa. “This was our second year. We won gold last year, and this year we won gold again. It’s all about camaraderie, (meeting people) from all around the world and playing the game we love to play.

Hanipa’a 60s defeated Edmonton Vintage of Canada in the final game, 19-16.