Hernandez multi-tasks, Cole homers, Dragons whip Windsor, host El Mo Friday
Junior Michael Hernandez slides safely into home plate while pitching and hitting the Dragons to an SCL shutout of Windsor Friday night at Arnold Field, which also featured a long home run by Sonoma sophomore Brennan Cole.
Behind Michael Hernandez's arm and bat, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity baseball boys won their third straight Sonoma County League game Friday night beating Windsor 7-0.
Hernandez threw a two-hit shutout with two strike outs and one walk, drove in two runs with a single in the fifth inning and scored a run.
The Dragons managed only four hits, but one of them was a long, solo home run by Brennan Cole leading off the fifth. Cole's blast was a no-doubter easily clearing the right-field fence.
Five Windsor errors, four walks and three hit batsmen helped out the Sonoma cause. Catcher Sam Morgan got plunked twice.
Sonoma put up two runs in the second, added three more in the fifth and put the game out of reach with two more in the sixth.
The win gives the Dragons a 10-6 overall record and a 6-1 SCL mark. More importantly, the Dragons are all alone in first place in the conference. They're a game ahead of Petaluma and Casa Grande, who are both tied for second.
Leading Sonoma were Cole’s homer, sacrifice fly, two RBIs and one run scored; Hernandez’s single, two RBIs and one run; junior Sam Morgan’s single, RBI and two runs; junior Chris Swanson’s double, RBI and run; sophomore Jonah Son’s two runs; senior Kevin Deely’s RBI; and junior Sam Keechler’s run.
The Dragons play at SCL rival Healdsburg tonight, before hosting league foe El Molino at 7 p.m. this Friday at Arnold Field.