Kapolei, ‘Iolani share No. 1 ranking in Softball Top 10

Kapolei pitcher and leadoff hitter Jerzie Liana is a big reason the Hurricanes are OIA softball champions. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

The shuffle continues with ‘Iolani and Kapolei sharing the No. 1 ranking in the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10.

It is the first trip to the peak of the poll for Kapolei (14-4-1 overall), which may be the hottest team in the state behind ace pitcher Jerzie Liana.

‘Iolani returned to the top spot with five first-place votes from the panel of coaches and media. The Raiders were No. 3 last week, then rolled to the Interscholastic League of Honolulu title with a win over Kamehameha and two victories over Maryknoll.


Kapolei was second in the OIA West regular season, but dominated the playoffs with wins over Waianae, Campbell and then-No. 1 Mililani by a combined score of 21-4 to capture the Oahu Interscholastic Association crown.

The Hurricanes received three first-place votes and five second-place votes while ‘Iolani had two third-place votes from the panel. That was enough to even the score.

Mililani dropped to No. 3, while Maryknoll and Campbell filled out the first five. Maui (15-6) returned at No. 10, the first sighting of the Sabers in the poll since Apr. 11. The Sabers lost to Baldwin in the MIL title game, 6-5, in eight innings on Friday.

Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10
May 2, 2022

Rank School (1st place) (overall, regular season) Pts LW
1. (tie) ‘Iolani (5) (21-4, 6-2 ILH) 75 3
> def. Kamehameha 5-3, Monday
> def. No. 2 Maryknoll 9-8, Wednesday
> def. No. 2 Maryknoll 15-6, Friday

1. (tie) Kapolei (3) (14-4-1, 8-2 OIA West) 75 4
> def. Waianae 7-1, Thursday
> def. No. 6 Campbell 9-3, Friday
> def. No. 1 Mililani 5-0, Saturday

3. Mililani (17-5, 9-1 OIA West) 62 1
> def. Pearl City 7-0 (forfeit), Thursday
> def. No. 6 Leilehua 14-4, 6 inn, Friday
> lost to No. 4 Kapolei 5-0, Saturday


4. Maryknoll (15-5, 5-3 ILH) 60 2
> def. No. 5 Kamehameha 5-3, Monday
> lost at No. 3 ‘Iolani 9-8, Wednesday
> lost at No. 3 ‘Iolani 15-6, Friday

5. Campbell (14-8, 5-5 OIA West) 43 6-T
> def. Roosevelt 27-0, 4 inn, Wednesday
> won at Kaiser 5-0, Thursday
> lost to No. 4 Kapolei, 9-4, Friday
> won at No. 6 Leilehua 13-1, 5 inn, Saturday

6. Kamehameha (12-7, 5-3 ILH) 35 5
> lost to No. 3 ‘Iolani 5-3, Monday

7. Baldwin (15-2-1, 11-1 MIL) 28 9
> def. Lahainaluna 13-3, 6 inn, Thursday
> def. Maui 6-5, 8 inn, Friday

8. Leilehua (13-7, 6-4 OIA West) 20 8
> def. Kailua 19-0, 5 inn, Wednesday
> def. No. 10 Kalani 9-2, Thursday
> lost to No. 1 Mililani 14-4, Friday
> lost to No. 6 Campbell 13-1, 5 inn, Saturday

9. Punahou (11-7, 4-4 ILH) 17 8


10. Maui (15-6, 8-2 MIL) 8 NR
> lost to No. 9 Baldwin 6-5, 8 inn, Friday

No longer in Top 10: Kalani (No. 10).
Also receiving votes: Kaiser 6, Kalani 4, Kealakehe 1, Nanakuli 1.

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