By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Montgomery, the youngest team in the NBL with only one senior, continued its late-season surge Tuesday by defeating visiting Windsor, 11-5.
The Vikings, winner of two of three, are seeking a spot in the league’s postseason tournament and also a berth in the North Coast Section championships.
Montgomery put Windsor away early by scoring four runs in the first. Freshmen Ashley Baker and Sierra Shanoff had the big hits in the inning.
Baker also came up with the big blast in the three-run second. She legged out a triple.
“It’s rare when a coach gets a new group of players that fit right in,” coach Mike Malvino said. “This group has been a pleasure to coach.
“They work hard and get better every week. The progression has been a joy to watch.”
Jessica Valencia was the winning pitcher.
The Vikings are 12-10 overall and 7-6 in league. They host a makeup game against Piner today and finish league play Thursday at Santa Rosa.
Maddie Pellman had Windsor’s only two hits and scored both runs.
UKIAH 5, SANTA ROSA 0
At Ukiah, the league champion Wildcats improved to 12-1.
Delaney Kindopp pitched a complete game with no walks and six strikeouts.
“She kept the ball down in the zone and got a lot of ground balls,” coach Gary Venturi said.
“It was a blue-collar game. We did what we needed to do to win.”
Leading the offense were Kayla Pardini (3-for-4) and Anna Brazil (2-for-3, 3 RBI).
Ukiah is 12-1 in league and 19-4 overall.
CARDINAL NEWMAN 7, CASA GRANDE 5
At Cardinal Newman, the Cardinals came from behind to get the win.
Casa led 2-0 before Newman took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth. Kate West, Sarah Knight and Megan McConnell knocked in the runs.
The Cardinals banged out 13 hits with Emily Jaffe, Lexie Raasch, Sarah Holly, McConnell and Knight all having multi-hit games.
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At Rohnert Park, the game was rescheduled to Wednesday when a broken water pipe flooded the field.
PETALUMA 15, SONOMA VALLEY 2
At Sonoma, Joelle Krist upped her RBI total to 43 with three more.
The senior had a home run and double in four trips to the plate.
The Trojans scored six runs in the fifth and seven in the fifth.
Brie Gerhardt and Miranda Swanson finished with three hits each.
For the Dragons, Nicole Reed belted a home run and also a single.
With the win, Petaluma wins the SCL outright. The Trojans are 11-0 and 20-3 overall.
ANALY 13, PINER 0
At Sebastopol, Saja Weaver threw a one-hitter in a game shortened to five innings.
The Tigers scored at least two runs in every inning.
Mackenzie Evangelisti was 3-for-3 and Emily Dreyer and Katia Morita had two hits apiece.
EL MOLINO 15, ELSIE ALLEN 0
At Elsie Allen, Haley blasted a grand slam to lead the Lions.
Renee Lunardi tossed a one-hitter for the victory.
CALISTOGA 21, TECHNOLOGY 11
At Rohnert Park, Jenna Franqulin knocked in eight runs for the winners.
The senior catcher had a grand slam and triple while collecting four hits.
Calistoga remains the co-leader with St. Vincent in NCL II. Both schools are 8-1.
CLOVERDALE 6, LOWER LAKE 1
At Cloverdale, Teanne Edens tossed a three-hitter and also belted a home run.
The Eagles improved to 11-1 in NCL I.