Ardona’s perfect timing lifts Mililani over Roosevelt

Mililani players cheered during a 6-1 win over Roosevelt in the opening round of the state softball tournament. Photo by Jerry Campany/Star-Advertiser.

Cheyenne Ardona sure picked the perfect time to have the best pitching performance of her career.

The 6-foot-2 senior, who will play basketball in college, scattered seven hits, fanned seven and walked just one as Mililani stunned OIA runner-up Roosevelt 6-1 on Tuesday in the opening round of the DataHouse/HHSAA Softball State Championships at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

“I’m very happy. It was a great team effort,” longtime Mililani coach Rose Antonio said. “The whole team contributed.”


The composure and accuracy of Ardona, a two-sport standout, was clutch. She painted the corners from start to finish.

“That was her best game. She had the same demeanor as usual. Relaxed,” Antonio said. “She was hitting her spots really well today. Roosevelt puts the ball in play, so we had to play good defense.”


Mililani had just one error.

“And we finally got timely hitting,” Antonio added. “The team’s been working really hard.”


Mililani will meet BIIF champion Waiakea in the quarterfinal round.

“I have no idea what they’re about. They played in my (preseason) tourney,” Antonio said. “But we didn’t see them.”

Division I

Game #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 8Kealakehe vs. Pearl CityPC, 19-4 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
2May 8Baldwin vs. LeilehuaLei, 12-1 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
3May 8Roosevelt vs. MililaniMil, 6-1Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
4May 8Punahou vs. KapoleiPun, 10-2Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
5*May 9Baldwin vs. RooseveltRoos, 20-1 (4)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
6May 9(4) Lahainaluna vs. PunahouPun, 10-4Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
7May 9(3) Waiakea vs. MililaniMil, 4-3Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
8May 9(2) Maryknoll vs. LeilehuaLei, 10-5Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
9May 9(1) Campbell vs. Pearl CityCamp, 10-7Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
10*May 10Kealakehe vs. KapoleiKapo, 7-0Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
11*May 10Pearl City vs. LahainalunaPC, 12-8McKinley
12*May 10Maryknoll vs. WaiakeaMryk, 12-0 (6)McKinley
13May 10Leilehua vs. MililaniLei, 13-0 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
14May 10Campbell vs. PunahouPun, 11-3Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
15*May 11Roosevelt vs. KapoleiRoos, 4-2McKinley
16*May 11Pearl City vs. MaryknollTie, 1-1 (5)McKinley
17*May 11Campbell vs. MililaniMil, 2-0McKinley
18May 11Punahou vs. LeilehuaLei, 14-4 (6)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
* — consolation

Division II

Game #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 8St. Francis vs. KohalaStF, 10-0 (5)McKinley
2May 8Aiea vs. KonawaenaKona, 7-3McKinley
3May 8Honokaa vs. KaimukiHon, 11-8McKinley
4May 8Waimea vs. WaialuaWaim, 15-5 (6)McKinley
5*May 9Kohala vs. AieaKoh, 9-1McKinley
6May 9(4) Molokai vs. St. FrancisStF, 13-1 (5)McKinley
7May 9(2) KS-Hawaii vs. HonokaaKSH, 11-1 (6)McKinley
8May 9(3) Kalani vs. WaimeaKaln, 6-3McKinley
9May 9(1) Kapaa vs. KonawaenaKona, 9-4McKinley
10*May 10Kaimuki vs. WaialuaWail, 6-5McKinley
11*May 10Honokaa vs. WaimeaWaim, 5-3 (5)McKinley
12*May 10Molokai vs. KapaaKapaa, 11-2 (5)McKinley
13May 10KS-Hawaii vs. KalaniKSH, 8-7Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
14May 10St. Francis vs. KonawaenaStF, 8-7Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
15*May 11Kohala vs. WaialuaKoh, 11-4 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
16*May 11Waimea vs. KapaaWaim, 10-9 (3)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
17*May 11Kalani vs. KonawaenaKaln, 5-4McKinley
18May 11KS-Hawaii vs. St. FrancisStF, 10-0 (5)Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
* — consolation

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