‘Iolani remains near-unanimous No. 1 in Softball Top 10

Top-ranked ‘Iolani won four of five games at the Hamilton tournament in Arizona in March. Two of the wins over ranked teams. Photo courtesy of Benny Agbayani.

A week without game action did the ‘Iolani Raiders some good.

It certainly didn’t change their place in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10. ‘Iolani collected eight of nine first-place votes to remain at No. 1 for the fifth week in a row. The Raiders have already sealed a state-tournament berth by winning the ILH regular season.
Mililani has won seven games in a row and moved up to No. 2. Maryknoll, which beat Kamehameha twice last week and sealed second place in the ILH, moved up two notches to No. 3 in the Top 10.

Kalani is on a seven-game win streak and returned to the rankings for the first time since Mar. 14. The Falcons blanked Moanalua, 6-0, and Roosevelt, 10-0.


The ILH double-elimination tournament resumed on Monday. ‘Iolani will play the Punahou/Mid-Pacific winner on Wednesday.

Mililani plays at Campbell on Tuesday and at Leilehua on Thursday.

Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10
Apr. 18, 2022

Rank School (1st-place votes) Pts LW
1. ‘Iolani (8) (17-3, 6-2 ILH) 89 1
> bye

2. Mililani (1) (13-4, 7-1 OIA West) 75 3
> def. Pearl City 10-0, 5 inn, Thursday
> def. Waianae 6-2, Saturday

3. Maryknoll (14-3, 5-3 ILH) 68 5
> won at No. 2 Kamehameha 9-3, Monday
> def. No. 2 Kamehameha 12-1, 5 inn, Wednesday

4. Kapolei (9-4-1, 6-2 OIA West) 66 4
> def. No. 6 Campbell 1-0, Tuesday
> lost to No. 8 Leilehua 9-5, Thursday

5. Kamehameha (10-5, 5-3 ILH) 55 2
> lost to No. 5 Maryknoll 9-3, Monday
> lost at No. 5 Maryknoll 12-1, Wednesday

6. Leilehua (9-5, 5-3 OIA West) 44 8
> won at No. 4 Kapolei 9-5, Thursday
> won at Pearl City 10-3, Saturday

7. Campbell (10-6, 4-4 OIA West) 36 6
> lost to No. 4 Kapolei 1-0, Tuesday
> def. Waianae 10-0, 6 inn, Thursday


8. Punahou (10-6, 4-4 ILH) 28 7
> won at Mid-Pacific 17-11, Monday

9. Baldwin (12-2-1, 10-1 MIL) 20 9-T
> def. No. 9 Maui 9-7, Wednesday
> def. King Kekaulike 13-1, 5 inn, Friday

10. Kalani (10-3, 7-1 OIA East) 6 NR
> won at Moanalua 6-0, Thursday
> def. Roosevelt 10-0, 5 inn, Saturday

No longer in Top 10: Maui (No. 9-T).

Also receiving votes: Kealakehe 3, Maui 2, Nanakuli 2, Kaiser 1.

Maui (11-5, 6-2 MIL)
> lost to No. 9 Baldwin 9-7, Wednesday
> def. KS-Maui 3-1, Saturday

Nanakuli (10-1 OIA D-II)
> lost to Waipahu 12-4, Tuesday

Kealakehe (4-0 BIIF)
> at Keaau, Saturday

Kaiser (11-4-1, 7-1 OIA East)
> def. Kailua 16-1, 5 inn, Thursday
> won at Castle 11-3, Saturday


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Waianae (5-10, 1-7 OIA West)
> lost at No. 6 Campbell 10-0, 6 inn, Thursday
> lost at No. 3 Mililani 6-2, Saturday

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