An eight-game winning streak since suffering its only loss of the regular season in 12 innings has Campbell all the way up to No. 2 in the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 released today.
The Sabers (10-1) have clinched the No. 1 seed for the OIA playoffs out of the West and have outscored their opponents 39-9 during their current winning streak which includes four shutouts.
Campbell received one first-place vote and is only behind No. 1 Baldwin, which for the first time this year is the sure-fire top team in the state.
Ranked No. 21 by USA Today, the Bears (6-0) had two games rained out over the weekend but are securely at the top of the rankings with eight first-place votes.
Mid-Pacific’s 5-0 loss to Division II St. Francis dropped the ILH-leading Owls down to No. 3.
The Bears will make up one of those games against Maui tonight after shutting out the defending state champion Sabers 11-0. The Bears have outscored MIL opponents 67-3 in their seven wins.
Waiakea, the state runner-up to Maui last year, moved into the Top 5 for the first time this year at No. 5, behind No. 4 Punahou.
Kamehameha and ‘Iolani followed at No. 6 and No. 7 as the ILH race comes down to the wire this week with some teams playing at least three games and maybe even four depending upon the rescheduling of postponed games.
The top two teams in the OIA East — Kalani and Kailua — are No. 8 and No. 9 respectively. St. Francis, on the strength of that win over the Owls, is in the rankings for the first time at No. 10.
Kamehameha-Hawaii (eight), Kamehameha-Maui (four), Pearl City (four) and Radford (one) also received at least one vote.
A huge game in the ILH this afternoon has No. 3 Mid-Pacific hosting No. 6 Kamehameha. A Warriors win would mean four teams would be tied for first place in the loss column. An Owls win would put MPI in position to win the regular season and clinch one of three league berths in the state tournament.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: Mar. 16|
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