High school baseball roundup: Piner cruises to 10-4 win over Terra Linda

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Piner’s Dylan Currin set the tone with a bases-clearing double in the first inning as the Prospectors led all the way while defeating visiting Terra Linda, 10-4, in a non-league game Thursday.

Currin’s smash to left-center field was the big hit in a six-run inning.

The Prospectors added four more in the fourth and that was more than enough support for starting pitcher Tony Martignoli and relievers Jake Wiggins and Austin Ferrante.

Martignoli went five innings and allowed two runs.

“He didn’t have his best stuff,” coach Nick Green said. “It was a battle for him. It was a good outing just not great.”

Piner, now 5-2, banged out 11 hits. Finishing with two apiece were Tyler Simmons, Ricky Christiansen, Ron Day and Brad Snetsinger.

The Prospectors are a veteran group and start six seniors. They figure to be a top-tier team when Sonoma County League play begins later this month.

“We’re scrappy and won’t knock down any doors,” Green said. “We focus on playing small ball.”

In other baseball action Thursday:

ARROYO 6, MONTGOMERY 1

At San Lorenzo, it was a 2-1 game going to the bottom of the sixth.

Both teams finished with seven hits.

“We had our chances,” Vikings coach Dean Haskins said. “We have a young, inexperienced group but we’re getting better every day.”

DRAKE 4, SONOMA VALLEY 0

At San Anselmo, the Dragons were limited to three hits by winning pitcher Randall Thornton.

MacLean Meyn accounted for two of those and Kyle Garcia had the other.

Sonoma dropped to 2-4 on the season.

“We’re very young,” Dragons coach Don Lyons said. “We have a lot of work to do.”

RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN 10, ARCHBISHOP HANNA 0

At Santa Rosa, Nick Giuseponi had a big game on the mound and with the bat.

The sophomore pitched all five innings and had two hits, including a double.

The game was shortened because of the 10-run rule.

Adam Gockel also had a good game as he collected three hits in four trips to the plate.

The Eagles are now 2-1.

An earlier version of this story misidentified Piner baseball player Tyler Simmons. The story has been updated to correct that error.