Son, Cole’s home run derby a senior project
Two of Sonoma Valley High School’s talented varsity baseball players and all-league standouts have combined their senior project efforts into a one-day event, which will help raise money for improvements and restoration of Arnold Field, and for the Dragons’ baseball program.
For their senior project, Sonoma’s slugging star first-baseman Jonah Son, and southpaw pitching ace and hard-hitting batter Brennan Cole have organized a Home Run Derby for all ages, without the need for participants to be a baseball or softball player.
The Cole-Son senior-project event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, at Arnold Field.
Ages 6-to-12-years-old will attempt to homer out of the infield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; ages 13-to-18 make their home-run attempts from 3 to 5 p.m.; and ages 18-and-over will swing away from 5 to 8 p.m. (under the lights).
The costs are $5 for eight swings (6-to-18-year-olds) and $10 for 10 swings (18-years-old-and-over), and the fundraising event will also include prizes, a raffle and a barbecue.
This will be the second Home Run Derby senior project for a Dragon, with Chris Swanson putting on the first hitting event last year.
To swing away and make for a senior project success, or for more information about the Home Run Derby, contact Son at 307-3775, Cole at 337-1543, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to watch these two outstanding seniors play for the defending Sonoma County League champion Dragons at Arnold Field before the Home Run Derby, they are hosting nonleague Vintage at 4 p.m. today, and then battling visiting longtime SCL rival Petaluma at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
Getting warmed up for his senior project Home Run Derby, Sonoma’s top all-around hitter, Son, gave a glimpse of his power with a towering left-field homer at Arnold Field during the Dragons 10-0 rout of visiting Terra Linda last Tuesday, with Cole doing his share on the mound, where he pitched a four-hit shutout.
The event could also get a chance to watch the Valley’s Tommy Everidge again take his swings for the Arnold Field fences.
Everidge, an SVHS graduate, is currently a Sonoma assistant coach and former Dragon star, Sonoma State University All-American and Major League professional player, who knows what it’s like to belt a homer, having done it often at all three diamond-playing levels.