HHSAA Softball State Championships Starts Today; Sabers and Lunas Seek Title
The 2017 DataHouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships begins today at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium and McKinley High School.
In Division I action, The Maui High Sabers (10-5) will take on the Leilehua Mules (11-4) at noon today, May 3, in the first round. The game will be aired on XCast. The winner will take on No. 1 Mililani tomorrow, May 4, at 4:30 p.m. and will be aired on OC16.
Mililani has finished in the top three in the state tournament the past three years in a row, winning the state championship most recently in 2014. This is the second year in a row the Maui Sabers have made it to state.
The No. 3 seeded Lahainaluna Lunas (12-2) have been to every state softball tournament since 2010, making this their eighth year in row.
The Lunas will first see action on Thursday, May 4, when they meet the winner of the Pearl City(11-3)/Kapolei(5-11) match which takes place at 7 p.m. tonight.
The Lunas will play in the quarterfinal game at noon tomorrow, May 4, and it will be aired on XCast.
The top seeds in the Data House Division I tournament is No. 1 Mililani with Maryknoll getting the No. 2 seed. Lahainaluna of the MIL at No. 3 and Waiakea of the BIIF in the No. 4 seed.
In Division II action, the Lānaʻi Pinelasses (5-3) takes on the Kohala Cowgirls (12-6) at 4:30 p.m. today at McKinley High School. The winner will take on No. 2 ranked Aiea tomorrow at 7 p.m. This is the fourth year in a row the Pinelasses have made it to the state tournament.
Already securing their spot in the quarterfinals, the No. 4 ranked Molokaʻi Farmers (8-0) will play tomorrow, May 4, at 4:30 p.m. when they take on the winner of the St. Francis/Kalani game.