The Sonoma Valley High softball Dragons lost an extra-inning heartbreaker Tuesday, to Pinole Valley, 9-7.
The Spartans struck first in the top of the first scoring three times on three singles and a couple of errors.
But the Lady Dragons didn’t waste any time in knotting the score. In the bottom of the first, Kennedy Midgley led off with a single, Kayla Beals was safe on an error, and then with two outs, Lyndsey Lee cleared the left-center field fence for a three-run homer.
Sonoma took a 4-3 lead in their half of the second as Annie Neles walked, Jaya Garcia walked and Midgley singled driving in Neles.
Pinole Valley scored twice in the top of the fourth on an error, two singles and two hit batters.
The Spartans added a sixth run in the top of the fifth on a double and a single. Sonoma, in their half of the fifth, got two runners on, but couldn’t plate them.
The Lady Dragons got one run back in the sixth when Neles singled and came home on Garcia’s double.
Sonoma tied the game in the seventh when Ally Alcayaga walked and scored on an error when the Pinole first baseman overthrew third allowing Alcayaga to score.
When the game got to the ninth inning, the teams started the inning with a runner on second. Pinole’s runner scored on an errant throw, and then a home run drove plated two more runs, and the Lady Dragons were looking at a three-run deficit.
Beals was Sonoma’s designated runner, and she scored on an infield error. But with Ally Alcayaga at second, the Lady Dragons ran out of chances and lost 9-7.
The Lady Dragons played at Elsie Allen on Thursday, results not available at press time.
They’re back in action Monday when they host Analy in a twice-delayed game. They also host El Molino on Tuesday and then face Analy for the second time that week on Thursday.