It was a rough go for the Sonoma Valley High School varsity baseball boys in the annual Adam Westcott Memorial Tournament at Casa Grande in Petaluma, which at least ended with a salvaged runaway win Saturday after a pair of tough losses last Thursday.
The Dragons not only won Saturday’s fifth-place game, they did it in a rout by registering six runs in the bottom of the first inning and then putting up crooked numbers again in the third, fourth and fifth innings for a 10-run rule 13-0 victory over longtime Sonoma County League foe Healdsburg.
With the offense clicking and providing big run support, winning senior pitcher Mitch Hood (four innings) and senior Ronnie Cotter (one inning) combined on a two-hit shutout for Sonoma.
Leading the Dragons at the plate were all-tourney sophomore MacLean Meyn’s three-for-three, all three hits were doubles, to go along with an RBI and four runs scored; senior Dan Deely’s three-for-four with three RBIs and two runs; senior Jimmy Flatt’s two-for four, including a double, two runs and an RBI; Hood’s one-for-three with an RBI and a run; senior Jack Murphy’s one-for-four with an RBI and a run; Cotter’s one-for-one with an RBI; and a run each by senior Andrew DeMartini and juniors Graham Herder and CJ Vitale.
In Thursday’s high-scoring opening-round battle with Maria Carrillo, the game ended seven innings of play in an 8-8 tie after the Dragons left the potential winning run, with only one out, stranded at third base and the knotted clash entered extra innings.