Kapolei nestles into top softball spot

Teammates ran to embrace Kapolei pitcher Sadie Kapaku-You after the Hurricanes beat Campbell 5-4 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association championships on Friday. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Teammates ran to embrace Kapolei pitcher Sadie Kapaku-You after the Hurricanes beat Campbell 5-4 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association championships on Friday. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

For the first time all season, the No. 1 team in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 softball poll is not Campbell.

Kapolei beat the Sabers 5-4 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association semifinals and then edged Mililani 6-5 in the championship game.

All three teams – along with the other OIA semifinalist, Pearl City — will be competing in the upcoming state tournament.


The Hurricanes (13-3) received nine of 14 first-place votes. Campbell (14-1) fell to No. 2 and still got three first-place votes.

ILH regular-season champion Kamehameha (11-2-1) dropped a spot to No. 3, and the Trojans (11-4) moved down one place to No. 4.


The softball Top 10 follows. First-place votes in parentheses, followed by points and last week’s ranking.

1. Kapolei (9), 132, 4
2. Campbell (3), 121, 1
3. Kamehameha (2), 114, 2
4. Mililani, 101, 3
5. ‘Iolani, 70, 6
6. Pearl City, 40, NR
7. Lahainaluna, 39, 7
8. Maryknoll, 37, 9
9. Nanakuli, 34, 8
10. Kamehameha-Hawaii, 26, 10


No longer in Top 10: Kaiser (No. 5).

Also received votes: Kaiser 25, Maui 6, Punahou 6, Leilehua 6, Pac-Five 5, Waiakea 5, Baldwin 2, Aiea 1.

COMMENTS

  1. Mauian5 May 2, 2016 4:07 pm

    Maui High is the MIL champion but Lahainaluna get’s ranked . Maui High defeated Lahainaluna
    3 out 4 times they played.


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