Katie O’Donnell went 4 for 5 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored as the Napa High softball team opened its season with a 21-0 victory over host Drake in a mercy rule-shortened five-inning game Friday in San Anselmo.
Brianna Bowers also drove in four runs, going 1 for 2 with a triple, walk and two runs, and Lindsey Lehman had three RBIs, going 2 for 3 with a double, walk, sacrifice fly and two runs.
Rounding out the Indians’ 21-hit barrage were Peyton Mott (3 for 3, RBI, four runs), Jenna Baker (3 for 5, RBI, run), Kimmie Walston (2 for 3, two walks, two RBIs), Mila Valentine (2 for 2, RBI, run), Grace Guzman (2 for 2, triple, walk, two runs), McKenna Walls (2 for 2, double, RBI, two runs) and Haylee Giaritta (1 for 4, walk, run). Drew Somogyi scored twice and Abby Arata walked.
Napa broke the game open with an eight-run fourth that saw it collect nine hits, eight of them in succession.
Baker, Walston and Bowers combined to pitch a one-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks for the Indians, who are scheduled to make up a game at Davis at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
American Canyon 18, Middletown 0, 5 innings
The Wolves scored 10 runs in the first inning, six in the second, and one each in the third and fourth in Saturday’s home win, improving to 4-0.
Katherine Montuya went 2 for 4 with a home run, triple, four RBIs and two runs, Rylee Armijo was 2 for 3 with a home run, four RBIs and run, Maddie Chambers went 2 for 4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs, and Karina Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs, a walk and a run to lead the way.
Also contributing were Greta Fast (1 for 2, walk, three runs), Francesca MacDula (1 for 1, walk, two runs), Robyn-Elizabeth Yan (1 for 2), Lylaine Jove (two walks, two runs), Jen Kansanback (walk, two runs) and Zoey Lyon (walk, two runs). Armijo pitched four innings and Montuya one, each allowing one hit and one walk. Armijo struck out three and Montuya one.
Track and Field
Braves excel at Napa Valley Invitational
Kendall Martin won the 300 hurdles in a personal-record time, was second in the 100 hurdles and teamed with Natalie Kelly, Claire Sullivan and anchor Josephine Weis on a victory in the 4x100 relay at American Canyon on Friday. Weis was also second in the 400 meters and third in the pole vault, and Sullivan was also second in the pole vault and third in the 100 meters.
Also for the Braves, Hannah Chau won the 1,600 meters and was second in the 800, Gina diMare was second in the shot put, and Gianna Troppy took third in the high jump.
Track and Field
Braves shine at Napa Valley Invitational
Landon Mispagel took first place in both the 110 and 300 hurdles, with personal-record times, and teamed with Solomone Anitoni, Will Melancon and anchor Robert Batt on a third-place finish in the 4x100 relay at American Canyon on Friday.
Roberto Medina was first and Greg Lowe second in the pole vault, Casey Potrebic was second in the 1,600 meters and fourth in the 800, and Batt was fourth in the 200.
Varsity Girls Swimming
Napa 109, Wood 52
Winning for the Indians in their MEL opener at Wood on March 7 were Meena Khan, Maia Manzagol, Alice Graham and Giulia Franceschetti in the 200 medley relay (2:07.54), Emily Thompson in the 200 freestyle (2:21.80) and 100 butterfly (1:16.35), Emily Dusky in the 50 free (27.03) and 100 breaststroke (1:12.62), Khan in the 100 free (1:02.25), Graham, Khan, Angelina Adams and Dusky in the 200 free relay (1:56.83), King in the 100 backstroke (1:14.31), and Adams, King, Khan and Dusky in the 400 free relay (4:28.23). Franceschetti led them in the 500 free with a second-place time (7:10.14) and Emma Wallenbrock led them in the 200 individual medley with a third-place time (3:03.86).
Varsity Boys Swimming
Napa 138, Wood 27
Winning for the Indians in their MEL opener at Wood on March 7 were William Barsotti-Flanders, Barrett McMichael, Max Alvarez and Garrett Wachendorfer in the 200 medley relay (1:57.00), McMichael in the 200 freestyle (2:02.04) and 100 butterfly (1:03.36), Barsotti-Flanders in the 200 individual medley (2:17.07), Aidan Ramblas in the 50 free (24.97), Nicholas Cisco in the 100 free (52.64) and 100 backstroke (1:02.66), Jake O’Connor in the 500 free (6:22.09), Wachendorfer, Ramblas, Bill Tamburelli and Cisco in the 200 free relay (1:41.14), Will McGloughlin in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.33), and Tamburelli, McGloughlin, McMichael and Cisco in the 400 free relay (3:45.99).
Varsity Boys Tennis
Justin-Siena starts 0-3 in MCAL
The Braves opened Marin County Athletic League play Feb. 28 with a 9-0 loss at Tamalpais. In singles, top to bottom, Jose Chopitea fell 6-1, 6-0, Evan Sanchez 6-0, 6-2, Nicholas Reyna 6-4, 6-2, and Anthony Fanin 6-0, 6-0. Jack Brown and Peuru Li fell at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-0, and the other two doubles matches were forfeited.
In a 5-3 road loss to Marin Catholic at Dominican University on March 6, Chopitea fell 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), Sanchez lost 6-1, 6-1, Reyna won 6-0, 6-4, Dolinar won 6-4, 6-0, and Fanin lost 6-1, 6-1. The Braves did not have a No. 6 player. The Wildcats’ No. 1 doubles team got past Desmond Humphries and Li, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6, and won the other two doubles matches by forfeit.
In a 7-2 road loss to Drake at Canon Country Club, Dolinar won 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 at No. 3 singles and Li and Humphries won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Chopitea fell 6-2, 6-1, Reyna 6-3, 6-3, and Fanin 6-0, 6-1. The Braves forfeited at No. 5 and No. 6 singles and the last two doubles matches.
JV Track and Field
Braves fare well at Napa Valley Invitational
Justin-Siena won the 4x200 co-ed relay and took third in the 4x100 co-ed relay Friday at American Canyon.
Natalie Kelly won the 100 meters and was second in the pole vault. Whitney Powers took third in both the 400 and pole vault. Tim Ruch won the high jump and was second in both the long jump and 110 hurdles, and Sam Boeschen took third in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.