Lady Dragon softballers stumble

The Sonoma Valley High Lady Dragon softballers jumped out to an early lead Thursday against Petaluma, but couldn’t add to their lead and fell 13-3.

Sonoma put three runs on the board in the bottom of the first to take a 3-0 lead. But in the top of the third, the Trojans pushed six runs across in a burst that included a three-run homer.

The stunned Lady Dragons tried, but couldn’t mount a comeback.

Petaluma added a run in the top of the fifth, and then three more in both the sixth and seventh innings as they pounded out 13 hits to Sonoma’s four.

Kennedy Midgley was two-for-two with two walks, Jordan Chiotti was one for three with two RBIs and Abby Alcayaga was one-for-four.

The Lady Dragons lost three one-run games, and went 0-5 in a tournament on March 30 and 31 in Napa.

Despite the setbacks, Coach Keeley Ray said the Dragons “played as a team and got better each day. I think it was good preparation in getting us ready for Petaluma and Analy this week.”

At the Napa tournament, the lost to Analy twice, 8-7, and 6-5. In the 8-7 game, Ally Alcayaga was one-for-three, Abby Alcayaga had a double in three at bats and Kayla Beals was one-for-three.

In the 6-5 loss, Kaliyah Hensic was two-for-four with a double, and Abby Alcayaga was two-for-four with a home run.

The Lady Dragons also lost a one-run game to Rancho, 5-4 as Abby Alcayaga was three-for-three with a two-run homer and three RBIs, Kennedy Midgley was one-for-two with a sacrifice fly and Annie Neles walked twice.

Two other losses weren’t as close as they lost 11-0 to Franklin, and 14-2 to Bishop O’Dowd.

On March 29, the Lady Dragons whipped Healdsburg, 16-0 as Kayla Beals went one-for-two and Raquel Hernandez went three-for-four.

The losses leave the Lady Dragons with a 1-9 overall record, and a 1-1 SCL mark.

Sonoma faced Analy Monday afternoon in a game that got postponed by the weather twice. Results weren’t available at press time. The Lady Dragons host Pinole in a non-conference game today, Tuesday, and then travel to Elsie Allen on Thursday.

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