Lady Dragons nip Newman
Sonoma baseball boys competing in Casa’s Adam Wescott Memorial in Petaluma
Senior pitching ace Jordan Samson, who picked up another win for Sonoma with a four-hitter in beating Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, fires a strike for the Lady Dragons during a recent nonleague game at the high school field.
On the same day they were ranked fifth in The Press Democrat’s Redwood Empire large-school rankings, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity softball girls had their worst defensive outing of the young season, but still lived up to their top-five ranking with strong offense and solid pitching adding up to a big road win.
Despite committing seven errors that led to putting the potential tying and winning runs on base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, senior pitching ace Jordan Samson induced two pop-up outs and the Lady Dragons left Santa Rosa with a 7-6 nonleague victory over Cardinal Newman on Tuesday.
Samson picked up the win with a complete-game four-hitter, yielding three earned runs, while striking out five and walking four. She also contributed at bat with a single, an RBI and a run scored.
Offensively, Sonoma’s 10-hit attack was led by senior Juliana Gutierrez’s two doubles, two RBIs and one run scored; senior Riley Ellis-Reis’ two-for-four with an RBI and run; junior Amber Rose’s two-for-four with a run; senior Ashley Vail’s one-for-three with two RBIs and a run; senior Tali Soroker’s and junior Samantha Richards’ single and run each; and senior Selena Gutierrez’s run.
The Lady Dragons play at nonleague Maria Carrillo in Rincon Valley this Tuesday, March 26, before hitting the road to open their Sonoma County League season facing new SCL school Elsie Allen on Thursday, March 28, in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma’s varsity baseball boys are again competing in Casa Grande’s annual spring break Adam Wescott Memorial Tournament in Petaluma and faced both Healdsburg and Eureka yesterday, with the results not available at presstime, but they will be posted, along with Sonoma’s next tourney game, today online at sonomanews.com.