Dragons score softball win, but are stymied in golf, tennis matches; netters compete in SCL singles, doubles
Freshman Lindsey Rocha, who had a three-for-four afternoon, scores one of 21 Sonoma runs during the young Lady Dragons’ rout of Healdsburg Tuesday at the high school field.
Trailing 3-0 after just a half-inning into their Sonoma County League home game Tuesday afternoon at the high school field, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity softball girls answered with a 13-run outburst in the bottom of the first and rolled to a 21-5 rout of visiting Healdburg.
Leading the Lady Dragons’ offense were freshman Lindsey Rocha’s three-for-four with two RBIs; sophomore Ashley Vail’s two-for-three with three RBIs; junior Anna Stewart’s two-for-three with two RBIs; sophomore Juliana Gutierrez’s single and three RBIs; sophomore winning pitcher Zoe Gaarder’s single and two RBIs; senior Mia Stornetta’s single and two RBIs; and frosh Amber Rose’s single.
The young Lady Dragons, who played perennial SCL power Petaluma yesterday – results not available at presstime – will compete in this weekend’s Ukiah Tournament, before hosting league foe El Molino at 4 p.m. this Thursday, May 5, at the high school field.
Sonoma’s tennis boys ended their SCL regular season on Tuesday with a 5-2 loss at Petaluma.
Winning their matches for the Dragons were sophomore Sean Hall’s 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Kempers at No. 1 singles; and sophomore Stephen Montano’s 6-2, 6-4 over Gonzales at No. 2 singles.
Sustaining Sonoma’s losses were sophomore Griffin Hill’s 3-6, 3-6 to Simpson at No. 3 singles; senior David Cole’s 4-6, 6-7 to Schafer at No. 4 singles; sophomores Liam Casey’s and Aidan Lacy’s 1-6, 6-3, 2-6 to Lackey and Avell at No. 1 doubles; sophomore Peter Gray’s and freshman Gabe Rapoza’s 3-6, 3-6 to Singleton and Weiner at No. 2 doubles; and seniors Johnny Medina’s and Mauricio De Haro’s 5-7, 2-6 to Clark and Ishizu at No. 3 doubles.
Six Dragons competed in the postseason SCL Singles and Doubles Tournaments at Santa Rosa Junior College, and in Wednesday’s singles action, defending champion Hall had a first-round bye, then eliminated El Molino’s Green 6-2, 6-1 in the second-round to advance to yesterday’s semifinals – results not available at presstime. Montano was edged 4-6, 6-4, 4-6 by Gregonis of El Molino in his first-round singles match.
In Wednesday’s first-round doubles action, Sonoma’s Cole and Hill defeated Windsor’s Evans and Adams 6-2, 6-2, while Casey and Lacy beat Analy’s Rahimi and Rose by the same score. But in the second round, Cole and Hill fell to Casa Grande’s Mansio and Phan 0-6, 2-6, and Casey and Lacy lost 0-6, 4-6 to Petaluma’s Schaffer and Simpson.
Sonoma’s boy golfers dropped a 221-244 SCL regular-season-ending decision to El Molino at the Northwood Golf Course in Monte Rio on Tuesday, and were paced by senior A.J. Vitorelo’s nine-hole round of 39, junior Tyler Johnson’s 42, sophomore Craig Gusse’s 53, sophomore Justin Crockett’s 54, and freshman Dario Minatta’s 56.
The Dragons will compete in the SCL championship tournament this Monday, May 2, at the Oakmont West Golf Course in Santa Rosa.