Campbell returns to No. 1 in Softball Top 10

Michaela Fonoti and Campbell are back atop Hawaii's softball scene. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

The world has gone full circle.

Campbell, which began the season as the No. 1 team in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10, is back on the throne this week. The Sabers, 5-1 in OIA West play, received seven of 10 first-place votes to replace Kamehameha at the top.

Kamehameha (5-1 ILH) dropped to second in the Top 10 after losing to Maryknoll at the Spartans’ Sand Island field. The Warriors picked up one first-place vote.

Leilehua (4-2 OIA West) which was at No. 1 for two weeks earlier, remained at No. 3.

Here’s a list of this season’s No. 1 softball teams to date.

Feb. 26: Campbell
Mar. 5: Leilehua
Mar. 12: Leilehua
Mar. 19: Kamehameha
Mar. 26: Campbell

Only two other teams remained status quo in the rankings despite the rain storms that washed out a number of games over the weekend.

Kapolei (4-2 OIA West) rose from No. 5 to No. 4 and Maryknoll (4-2 ILH), with its big win over Kamehameha, leaped from seventh to fifth in the Top 10.

Kaiser (6-0 OIA East) made the biggest leap, going from ninth to No. 6 after a key 6-4 win over Roosevelt. The Rough Riders (5-1 OIA East) took the biggest tumble, dropping five spots to No. 9.

Punahou (4-2 ILH) didn’t play a game last week, yet slipped one position to No. 7.

Pearl City (5-2 OIA West) is locked No. 8, and Mililani (2-4 OIA West) remained at No. 10. St. Francis joined the poll, now tied with Mililani. The Saints are 3-2 in ILH play.


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