Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, May 11, 2001


OIA opens
baseball playoffs

Star-Bulletin staff

The sprint toward the Oahu Interscholastic Association baseball championship hits full stride today for eight teams as they begin the league playoffs.

The top four teams from the OIA East and West divisions qualified for the tournament. Campbell (8-1)and Kailua (8-2) earned the tournament's top seeds by winning the OIA West and East, respectively. Pearl City, Mililani and Leilehua benefitted from the league's tiebreaker system to win the West's other three berths. The trio were among five teams, along with Aiea and Waianae, to finish the regular season at 6-3. Kaiser (7-2-1), Roosevelt (7-3) and Moanalua (7-3) round out the field as the East's representatives.

Today's quarterfinal games start at 4:30 p.m., while tomorrow's semifinals start at 1 p.m. The first two rounds will be played at the home fields of the higher seeds. The third-place and championship games will be played Monday at Hans L'Orange Park in Waipahu.

The eight survivors of the league's condensed regular season schedule will battle not only for the OIA title, but for three berths in the eight-team Hawaii High School Athletic Association tournament, which opens May 18. The losers of today's games will be eliminated. The losers of tomorrow's games will meet in the third-place game Monday, with a spot in the state tournament on the line.


Today (4:30 p.m.)

Moanalua (E4) at Campbell (W1), Mililani (W3) at Kaiser (E2), Roosevelt (E3) at Pearl City (W2), Leilehua (W4) at Kailua (E1).

Tomorrow (1 p.m. at higher seed's home field)

Moanalua-Campbell winner vs. Mililani-Kaiser winner; Roosevelt-Pearl City winner vs. Leilehua-Kailua winner.

Monday (at Hans L'Orange Field)

Third-place game, 4:30 p.m.

Championship game, 7 p.m.

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