Campbell shoots to No. 1 in softball Top 10

Campbell has won three state titles and an OIA championship in the last four years and is back on top of the state rankings at No. 1 in the second week of 2019. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser (Apr. 28, 2018)

With two wins to start the regular season, Campbell moved up two spots to No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 this week.

The Sabers, who won three state championships in a row from 2015 through 2017 before being supplanted by Leilehua at the top in 2018, rolled past Aiea 12-2 and then edged then-No. 8 Kapolei 2-0.

Campbell received five of 10 first-place votes and replaced Punahou at No. 1 in the poll. The Buffanblu, after suffering two losses last week, tumbled to No. 6.


Maryknoll, which owns an 8-7 victory over the Buffanblu and a 13-3 win over St. Francis, was the biggest upward mover, going from No. 7 to No. 3. The Spartans received three first-place votes.

Mililani also gained ground, up three spots to No. 2.


Leilehua, which checked in at No. 2 last week, fell to No. 5.

St. Francis, after that 13-3 loss to Maryknoll, also made a big drop — from No. 4 to No. 10.


Mid-Pacific, with a 15-12 win over Punahou in hand, made it into the poll at No. 9.

Kapolei, which was tied at No. 8 last week, dropped below the cut line. The Hurricanes received six votes, behind the 15 earned by Lahainaluna and more than Kohala (two), Maui (two), Waianae (two) and Baldwin (one).

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

SOFTBALL
Updated: Mar. 16
RkTeamPts
t1.Campbell (3)87
t1.Mililani (2)87
3.'Iolani (5)84
4.Kamehameha70
5.Mid-Pacific52
6.Kapolei48
7.Maryknoll33
8.Punahou21
9.Pearl City16
10.Baldwin14

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