By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Zach Scott threw a two-hitter as Maria Carrillo defeated host Santa Rosa, 2-0, on Wednesday.
Scott allowed one hit in the first and another in the seventh. He only threw 74 pitches.
Clayton Andrews scored the first run of the game in the fourth on a passed ball. In the next inning, Jo Bynum came home on Patrick Gavin’s double down the left-field line.
In league, Carrillo and Cardinal Newman are tied for second with 7-2 records. Casa Grande leads the pack with an 8-1 mark.
CARDINAL NEWMAN 6, WINDSOR 1
At Cardinal Newman, the Cardinals scored five runs in the fourth inning after two were out.
The floodgates opened after an infield fielding error. The big hits were a double by Kasey Mansen and single by Alex Roeser. Both players had two-hit games.
Windsor had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth.
Michael Clark was the winning pitcher. The senior walked six and struck out five in five innings. Connor. Foster was perfect in two innings of relief.
Windsor had four hits with two of those coming from Andrew Bagley.
CASA GRANDE 5, MONTGOMERY 0
At Petaluma, the Gauchos pitching staff has now gone 37 innings without allowing a run.
Montgomery did get runners to third base in the fifth and sixth, but couldn’t score.
Casa pitchers haven’t allowed a run since the fifth inning of a game against Santa Rosa on April 10. Following that, the staff has shut out five opponents.
Eric Parnow went the first five innings against Montgomery. He struck out eight and allowed two hits. Nick Bostow and Jack Hill finished up with one inning apiece.
Casa has won nine in a row.
The only run the pitching staff would need scored in the third. Spencer Torkelson walked and came around on Casey Longaker’s single.
Tyler Moore led the Casa offense with two hits.
Montgomery had three hits, two of those by Zac Merriken.
UKIAH 4, RANCHO COTATE 3
At Ukiah, Colton Crabtree pitched a complete game and Nate England had a perfect day at the plate. Crabtree struck out six and only one run was earned.
England was 3-for-3 to lead the Wildcats’ nine-hit attack.
After Rancho scored once in the first, Ukiah came back in the bottom of the inning with two runs. The Wildcats strung four hits together with Robbie McIntosh’s double along the right field line scoring two.