Dragons edge SCL Analy, seniors honored, host nonleague San Marin tonight; softball Lady Dragons upended
Sonoma third-baseman Jonah Son readies to makes a throw while shortstop teammate Chris Swanson – who had the game-winning RBI in the Dragons’ SCL win over visiting Analy Tuesday night – backs up the play during a recent game at Arnold Field.
For the second year in a row, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity baseball boys will play Petaluma for the Sonoma County League championship, though this year it will be for a co-title, instead of competing the outright crown, with fellow longtime rival Casa Grande locked in a three-way first-place SCL tie with them.
After being stunned at Casa on a three-run eight-inning homer last Friday to create the logjam atop the standings, the Dragons bounced back by the slimmest of margins – scoring on both a double-steal and a bang-bang play off a ground-out – in edging league foe Analy 2-1 last night at Arnold Field.
With Petaluma and Casa also winning, Sonoma will end its regular season facing the defending-champion Trojans – who won last year’s season-ending battle with the Dragons to capture the title – at noon this Saturday, May 14, in Petaluma. Depending on Casa’s finale result, the Sonoma versus Petaluma winner will at least earn a co-championship.
Before last night’s victory, Sonoma honored its five seniors and their parents, including Sam Alton – who pitched a two-hitter in beating Analy – Kevin Deely, Sean Daly, Steven McGunagle and Alec Berthoud.
Tonight, the Dragons host San Marin, the top-ranked Division 3 team in the North Coast, in a key 7 p.m. nonleague battle at Arnold Field.
Sonoma’s varsity softball girls traveled to Sebastopol yesterday and, after enduring a long wait to start the game because of the late arrival of the umpires, dropped a 10-1 SCL decision to defending champion and current first-place Analy.