The Leilehua Mules rule the Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 this week.
Coming off blowout wins over then-No. 1 Campbell and Waianae, Leilehua (5-1, 2-0 OIA West) landed at No. 1 in the latest rankings released today.
The Lady Mules were No. 5 in the preseason top 10 and tied Roosevelt for the biggest jump in week 1.
The Rough Riders (4-0-1, 2-0 OIA East) also leaped four spots from No. 10 to No. 6. Roosevelt overpowered Kailua 14-0 and Castle 11-2 to start the regular season.
No. 2 Maryknoll (6-2, 1-0 ILH) stepped up one notch to No. 2 this week. The Lady Spartans blanked Pac-Five 14-0 in their only game last week.
No. 3 Campbell (8-3-2, 1-1 OIA West) lost to Leilehua 16-5, then beat No. 4 Kapolei 3-2.
Kapolei (11-6, 1-1 OIA West) remained at No. 4. The Hurricanes defeated Mililani 9-2 before losing to Campbell. Yes, the West is merciless to all.
Kamehameha (7-2, 2-0 ILH) rose one spot to No. 5 after opening regular-season play with a 17-7 win over Punahou and 5-1 victory over Pac-Five.
Mililani (11-5, 1-1 OIA West) suffered the deepest fall, dropping five positions to No. 7. The Lady Trojans lost to Kapolei 9-2 and beat Nanakuli 12-2.
Punahou (7-3, 1-1 ILH) bounced back from the loss to Kamehameha with an 8-6 win over then-No. 9 ‘Iolani. The Buffanblu moved down one notch to No. 8 in today’s poll and the Raiders are out of the top 10 completely.
Mid-Pacific (5-2, 1-0 ILH) edged ‘Iolani 5-4, but dropped from No. 8 to No. 9 today.
Pearl City (2-1-1, 1-0 OIA West) arrived in the rankings for the first time this season at No. 10. The Lady Chargers defeated Nanakuli 5-1 on the road last week.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10