With junior ace Hannah Herrick pitching a near-perfect game, and senior Amber Rose and junior Shawny McVeigh sparking a 13-hit attack, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity softball girls overwhelmed Piner for a 14-0 five-inning, 10-run-rule Sonoma County League victory last Thursday at the high school field.

In the Lady Dragons’ regular-season home finale, Herrick ended up firing a no-hitter with five strikeouts, and was just one walk away from a five-inning perfect game.

Before the first pitch, Sonoma honored its four seniors Rose, Samantha Richards, Lindsey Rocha and Michelle Stovall, who all turned in productive efforts, including Rose’s three-for-four with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored; Richards’ two-for-four with a double, RBI and run; Rocha’s two-for-four with three runs and an RBI; and Stovall’s one-for-three with two runs.

Also leading the Lady Dragons were McVeigh’s two-for-three, including a double, three RBIs and two runs; freshman Hayden Pearce’s two-for-two with three runs and an RBI; Herrick’s single and two RBIs; and frosh Bella Fanucchi’s RBI.

The Sonoma girls travel hit the SCL road for games at Healdsburg today and at front-running defending champion Petaluma on Thursday, May 1.


Sonoma’s varsity baseball boys’ SCL Friday showdown with Petaluma was rained out and rescheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 30, at Arnold Field.

The Dragons, who play Piner in Santa Rosa today, will host Healdsburg in a 7 p.m. clash at Arnold Field Friday, May 2.