OIA West owns top two spots in softball Top 10

Liana Nagamine and the Campbell Sabers remained No. 1 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 this week but have an OIA West rival on their heels. Photo by Kat Wade/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

In their fourth consecutive week as the No. 1 team in the state, the Campbell Sabers have a third team closing in at No. 2.

Waianae, which lost to Campbell by a run but has since won four straight to move a half-game behind the Sabers in the OIA West, jumped three spots to No. 2 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Softball Top 10 released today.

The teams will play again next Thursday at the Sabers’ field.

All 10 teams in the top 10 are the same as last week with the only changes coming in the top six.

Roosevelt, which got one first-place vote to keep the Sabers from being unanimous at the top, stayed at No. 3 with Maryknoll falling two spots to No. 4 after losing to ‘Iolani 6-4 and beating Mid-Pacific 6-5 in eight innings.

Entering Monday’s games, there was a four-way tie at the top in the ILH standings in Division I with Punahou and Mid-Pacific meeting in the key game of the day at Sand Island.

The Owls dropped a spot into a fifth-place tie with ‘Iolani while the Buffanblu, Mililani, St. Francis and Leilehua rounded out the top 10.

The defending state champion Mules received 18 votes to hold off six other teams who received votes. Kapaa and Kamehameha-Hawaii led the way with nine votes each followed by Kaiser (four), Waiakea (two), Pearl City (two) and Kapolei (one).

Winless Aiea was the only OIA West team who failed to receive a vote. All 10 teams ranked are from the ILH (five), OIA West (four) and OIA East (one).

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: 10/23
1.Kamehameha (10)100


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