Lexie Tilton’s clutch clouts help ‘Iolani stay at No. 1

In Lexie they trust: ‘Iolani senior Lexie Tilton's prime-time contributions have been huge. Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser.

Lexie Tilton provided the cure — and the clout — for No. 1 ‘Iolani.

The senior was bumped higher from the ninth position the batting order to leadoff as the Raiders tried to end a two-game skid last week. All Tilton did was belt a grand slam in a 12-1 win over Punahou on Friday, and then she delivered a walk-off two-run homer against Kamehameha in ‘Iolani’s miraculous 4-2 comeback win.

Coaches and media rewarded the Raiders with eight of nine first-place votes in Monday’s Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10. Kamehameha remained at No. 2 and needed a win over Maryknoll on Monday to force a first-place tiebreaker in the ILH regular-season standings.


Mililani upended Leilehua and Kapolei, moving up two notches to No. 3. The Lady Trojans are now in a first-place tie in the OIA West with Kapolei.

Baldwin returned to the Top 10 for the first time in three weeks. The Bears share the No. 9 slot with MIL rival Maui. Baldwin replaced Kaiser, which had been unbeaten in OIA East play before losing to Kalani on Saturday.

Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10
Apr. 11, 2022

Rank School (1st place) Pts LW
1. ‘Iolani (8) (17-3, 6-2 ILH) 89 1
> lost at No. 4 Maryknoll 7-4, Tuesday
> lost to No. 7 Punahou 7-5, Thursday
> def. No. 7 Punahou 12-1, 5 inn, Friday
> def. No. 2 Kamehameha 4-2, Saturday

2. Kamehameha (10-3, 5-2 ILH) 73 2
> won at No. 7 Punahou 16-5, Tuesday
> def. Mid-Pacific 12-2, 6 inn, Thursday
> lost at No. 1 ‘Iolani 4-2, Saturday

3. Mililani (1) (11-4, 5-1 OIA West) 67 5
> def. No. 6 Leilehua 13-1, 5 inn, Tuesday
> won at No. 3 Kapolei 2-1, Friday

4. Kapolei (8-3-1, 5-1 OIA West) 65 2
> def. Waianae 11-0, 5 inn, Tuesday
> lost to No. 5 Mililani 2-1, Friday


5. Maryknoll (12-3, 4-3 ILH) 63 4
> def. No. 1 ‘Iolani 7-5, Tuesday
> def. Mid-Pacific 15-6, Saturday

6. Campbell (9-5, 3-3 OIA West) 39 8
> def. Pearl City 2-1, Tuesday
> def. No. 6 Leilehua 8-2, Friday

7. Punahou (9-5, 3-3 ILH) 28 7
> lost to No. 2 Kamehameha 16-5, Tuesday
> won at No. 1 ‘Iolani 7-5, Thursday

8. Leilehua (7-5, 3-3 OIA West) 24 6
> lost to No. 5 Mililani 13-1, 5 inn, Tuesday
> lost at No. 8 Campbell 8-2, Friday

9. (tie) Baldwin (10-2-1, 8-1 MIL) 12 NR
> won at Lahainaluna 12-1, 5 inn, Wednesday
> vs. KS-Maui, Saturday

9. (tie) Maui (10-4, 5-1 MIL) 12 10
> def. King Kekaulike 9-0, 5 inn, Wednesday


No longer in Top 10: Kaiser (No. 9).

Also receiving votes: Kalani 10, Nanakuli 5, Kealakehe 4, Kaiser 4.

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