Softball Post 3 Wins in Tournament, Last Game Rained Out


Kassedy Migdley fires a pitch at a recent home game. Photo courtesy of Janel Lunny Owen

The Sonoma varsity softball team (currently sitting 9-8 overall, 2-6 in VVAL play) had an impressive showing at a recent tournament, held on April 7 and 8. The Lady Dragons were able to take down Arcata 4-0, Rancho Cotati 7-3, and Archie Williams 2-1, after falling to Dixon 7-3 in their first game. On the first day of the tournament, the Lady Dragons hosted at the softball complex, but traveled to Napa on Saturday.

The Lady Dragons first faced the Dixon Rams on Friday at home, losing the contest 7-3, after a close game going into the fifth. Sonoma was held to only one hit, a double by junior Kayla Amormino, yet were still able to score three runs via walks and hit by pitches, all in the first inning. 

But, it was not enough as the Rams had five hits off of junior pitcher Natalie Broderick, scoring seven runs, tying the game going into the fifth and last inning. The fifth was the decider however, as the Rams scored an impressive four runs to seal the game.

The same day, the Lady Dragons squared off the Arcata Tigers, and the bats woke up, as Sonoma slapped eight hits, led by sophomore Katherine Kiser going three for three with one RBI. This, combined with a shutout pitching performance by junior Kassedy Migdley, dealing eight strikeouts. Migdley also had an extra base hit for the Lady Dragons.

Going into the next day, the Dragons sported a 1-1 record, and the bats arrived once again. Ten hits were recorded in the first matchup against the Rancho Cotati Cougars, with Broderick, Migdley, senior Taylor Owen, and junior Gianna Chioti all having two hits. Midgley and junior Toria Magnani launched home runs in this contest, having a combined 5 RBIs. This resulted in a loud offensive game for the Lady Dragons. Midgley pitched once again, holding the Cougars to three runs, only one of them being earned.

The Dragons next turned their attention to the Archie Williams Peregrine Falcons. The strong hitting remained for Sonoma, scoring two runs on seven hits. Amormino knocked in the two runs for the Lady Dragons, hitting a clutch single in the fifth inning. Freshman Morgan Briggs pitched an impressive game for the Dragons, holding the Falcons to only one hit and one run. This was enough for Sonoma, winning the game 2-1, and improving their tournament record to 3-1.

There was another game on the schedule, yet rain interfered, ending the tournament there. After the tournament the Lady Dragons dropped two league games, to Vintage and Casa Grande, falling to sixth in VVAL. In NCS however, the Lady Dragons sit seventh, due to a strong strength of schedule and a solid 9-8 record. If they continue on their current path, a home playoff game may be on the horizon.