Voters continue to have opposing views on baseball in Hawaii in 2018 with another week of much change in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Baseball Top 10 released today.
There’s a new No. 1 for the third straight week as Baldwin of the MIL takes over the top spot. The Bears swept three games against Lahainaluna over the weekend, winning by a combined score of 33-2.
Baldwin has received at least half of the first-place votes in every poll this season but has finally improved enough on the other ballots to take over the top spot by two votes ahead of Mid-Pacific.
The Owls, who were No. 1 last week, dropped a spot despite beating Pac-Five twice.
Kailua, which remained undefeated in the OIA at 5-0, got a first-place vote and moved up a spot to No. 3, followed by Kamehameha, which made the biggest jump of any team this week.
The Warriors beat Saint Louis and Punahou in dramatic fashion and also played then-No. 2 ‘Iolani to a 10-10 tie to move into second place in the ILH at 5-1-1.
Punahou move up a spot to No. 5 by a single vote over No. 6 Campbell, which got one first-place vote.
‘Iolani dropped five spots to No. 7 and Mililani and Waiakea tied for the No. 8 spot.
Pearl City moved to No. 10 with Saint Louis falling out of the rankings following losses to Maryknoll and Kamehameha.
The Crusaders (eight), Kalani (eight), Maui (six) and Kamehameha-Maui (one) also received votes.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10
|Updated: May 16 (final)|