By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Maria Carrillo defeated visiting Montgomery, 5-0, Friday afternoon to remain the only unbeaten team in the North Bay League.
The Pumas are 4-0, while Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande and Ukiah each have one loss.
Carrillo started quickly against Montgomery, putting three runs on the scoreboard in the first inning.
That was more than enough run support for pitcher Jared Brazis. The left-hander struck out 10 while pitching a three-hit complete game.
“He was outstanding,” coach Derek DeBenedetti said. “He threw a lot of strikes and the defense was error-free behind him. That’s his second straight complete game.”
Brazis did have one rough patch. That was in the third when the Vikings had runners on first and third with no outs.
However, the senior then got two strikeouts and a ground- out.
In the first, Carrillo scored its runs after two outs. Grant Hermone’s bases-loaded single knocked in one, then losing pitcher Forrest Hunt walked in two runs.
Jo Bynum added two more in the fifth as he belted a home run with Andrew Vaughn aboard.
Bynum had two of the Pumas’ nine hits.
Zak Merriken accounted for two of Montgomery’s hits with Nick Smith getting the other.
The Pumas are 11-2 overall while the Vikings are 3-9.
In other Empire games Friday:
CASA GRANDE 6, SANTA ROSA 2
At Petaluma, the Gauchos built a five-run lead after three innings.
Austin Garatti came up with the big hit in a two-run first inning and Joey Markham and Tyler Moore had RBI singles in a three-run third.
Chris Joaquim allowed single runs in the fourth and fifth for the win.
Casa collected seven hits with Spencer Torkelson accounting for two of those.
Marcus Hollingsworth had two hits for Santa Rosa.
The Gauchos didn’t commit an error while the Panthers had three.
RANCHO COTATE 3, WINDSOR 1
At Rohnert Park, Gunner Mefferd hurled a complete game and the Cougars scored all their runs in the fifth inning.
Two of the runs came across on an infield error and Brandon Haug knocked in the other.
Both teams had three hits.
Keenan McKenna’s double accounted for the Windsor run.
PINER 5, EL MOLINO 3
At Piner, Robert Santos’ two-run double in the third gave the Prospectors the lead for good.
Piner wound up scoring three in the inning as the home team overcame a 3-2 deficit.
Pitcher Tony Martignoli went the distance to get the victory.
Piner’s record is 2-1 in the SCL and 8-6 overall.
HEALDSBURG 15, ELSIE ALLEN 6
At Elsie Allen, the Greyhounds scored multiple runs in four innings.
Healdsburg banged out 13 hits. Mitch William led the way with three. Finishing with two apiece were: Max Williams, Adrian Lopez, Cody Newman and Levi Yeley.
TOMALES 10, UPPER LAKE 0
At Tomales, Ivan Gomez tossed a no-hitter in a game called after five innings.
The Braves scored six in the first and four in the fourth.
Gomez, Jose Chavarria and Ty Evenich all knocked in runs.