Judgment Week has come and gone and after all of that a reminder. The league races are barely past the halfway mark, so there are still a lot of games yet to be played.
Before the rankings a recap:
MONDAY…In the first inning of Judgment Week, Angelica Terrel hit a two run homer in what turned out to be the only scoring, as Windsor defeated Maria Carrillo 2-0.
TUESDAY…The North Bay League Softball race has a virtual six way tie for the league lead. This is the day Angelica Terrel sprained her ankle and appears to be out for the season…The SCL Softball league had its battle of leaders, with Petaluma defeating Analy 5-2, in a game between the last two undefeated teams in race.
WEDNESDAY…Two games between NBL leaders. Maria Carrillo moves two games clear of the other three teams by holding off Cardinal Newman 7-6. As that game was going on, Montgomery defeated Casa Grande 6-0.
THURSDAY…It was marathon day in more ways than one. Analy takes over first place in SCL Baseball race, with the double wins over Petaluma…It was also good news for Petaluma in the SCL Softball race, as second place Analy losses to Sonoma Valley 6-5, so they have a two game lead…The NBL Softball race now is a three way tie between Maria Carrillo, Rancho Cotate and Santa Rosa…The NBL Baseball race even sneaked in a game, with Montgomery scoring in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Cardinal Newman 4-3.
FRIDAY…Maria Carrillo ends the week with a 5-0 win over Casa Grande and takes a two game lead in the NBL baseball race.
SATURDAY…Nothing in the League Races, but some non-league action…Montgomery got a nice win at Sequioa 6-5. But the kind of day that typified this week was Santa Rosa’s home doubleheader win over Napa. The Panthers took Game 1 with a run in the bottom of the seventh 8-7. That was after Napa had scored four in the top of the inning to tie things. Then Game 2 went 8 innings with Santa Rosa scoring two to win it 11-10. Napa had scored four runs in the sixth to take 9-8 lead. Santa Rosa scored a run in the seventh to force extra innings.
With all the back and forth of the week there is a new No. 1 in baseball.
YSN365.COM RANKING(Records Unofficial)
No. 1 Maria Carrillo (14-2) (Last Week No. 2)…Big last two weeks to take control of NBL race and gets the No. 1 spot. The Pumas have played well enough to get this spot long ago. They have an eleven game winning streak and the two losses are to Petaluma and Clayton Valley Charter. Clayton Valley Charter is 17-0.
No. 2 Analy (13-4) (4)…Survived and flourished a marathon week that saw them go 4-0 and take control of the SCL race. From Tuesday to Thursday they played 27 innings of baseball and allowed two runs. They almost made the big jump to the top spot, but final from late February: Maria Carrillo 7 Analy 2. Long time ago, but plays as the tie-breaker here.
No. 3 Petaluma (13-6) (1)…They don’t get punished too badly for two loss week. You could call it a two loss day. After losing like that, it was punishment enough falling behind from SCL race.
No. 4 Montgomery (11-5) (8)…Big week with two wins to stay on the fringe of the NBL race. Add the win on Saturday over Sequoia that will look good come NCS Seeding time. Josh Lenney is hitting .440 and has a team high 14 RBI. He also leads the team in extra base hits.
No. 5 Clear Lake (12-2) (6)…Has taken control of the NCL I race. The Cardinals have scored in double figures in three of the last four games and has a seven game winning streak. Junior Matt Heller has given up two earned runs in 27 innings.
No. 6 Casa Grande (12-5) (3)…They were fortunate to get the win over Ukiah. Offense went away getting shutout in back to back games to end the week.
No. 7 Cardinal Newman (9-9) (5)…Tough week, losing two games they played by one run.
No. 8 Sonoma Valley (9-9) (7)…Lost a non-league game to Novato that won’t look good come playoff seeding time. Has Analy and Petaluma on the schedule this week. A win over either one would look good.
No. 9 Rincon Valley Christian (9-1) (NR)…Lost the opening game of the season and then has won the rest. Battling St. Vincent and Tomales for NCL II title and hasn’t played either. That will change this week when they travel to Tomales.
No. 10 St. Vincent (8-5) (NR)…They are the only undefeated team in the NCL II race besides Rincon Valley Christian. Let a 6-0 lead slip away in the last two innings in a non-league 7-6 loss to Stuart Hall that would have been a nice win come NCS time. St. Vincent vs. Rincon Valley Christian is on May 6th and 13th.
KEEP AN EYE ON: El Molino, Piner, Tomales
No. 1 Petaluma (13-6)…(1)… Petaluma had a three win week, the big one over Analy in battle at the time of SCL unbeatens. The SCL isn’t that deep and in the other two games they treated teams like it’s not a deep league winning both 15-0. They have a two game lead in the league race. Joelle Krist hit her 9th homer of the season. She is hitting .517 on the season. That isn’t the highest average on the team. Brie Gerherdt has that at .526. Both of them are juniors.
No. 2 Rancho Cotate (12-2-1)…(5)…Two win week over contenders by a combined score of 18-3. They did get Windsor at the right time, but the other win was its second straight over Santa Rosa. Freshman Britney Scardina’s ERA is down to 1.41. She has given up less than two earned runs in ten of her fourteen starts including that last four. They have a home rematch with Maria Carrillo on Thursday.
No. 3 Maria Carrillo (11-5)…(2)…After starting the week with a loss to Windsor they won two straight including a big win over Cardinal Newman. Brittney Veler had a 6 for 8 week to get her average up to .679. Robin Johnson is now 10-2 with an ERA of 1.02.
No. 4 Cloverdale (8-3)…(3)…The Eagles went to a tournament in Hayward and lost to three Division 1 teams, two of the games by one run. Back to the NCL I world this week with three games in four days, none of them against Clear Lake, who they are tied for first place with. They have two games left with Clear Lake, the first on the road on May 1st.
No. 5 Santa Rosa (9-4)…(6)…Split two games including a 8-2 loss to Rancho Cotate. The win was over Ukiah 5-1 in a game which they trailed 1-0 going into the fifth. In a three way tie for first in NBL race with Maria Carrillo and Rancho Cotate.
No. 6 Clear Lake (11-3)…(NR)…A seven game winning streak and in a first place tie with Cloverdale in the NCL I race. Clear Lake should have been in the rankings before this. They are not very good at reporting their scores.
No. 7 Sonoma Valley (9-8)…(10)…Missed the Thursday game in which the Dragons rallied from a 5-1 deficit to edge Analy 6-5. Amber Rose had two hits including a triple that drove in two and scored three and is batting .422. The win avenged an earlier 11-2 loss. Last week Sonoma Valley lost to Petaluma 6-5 in a game that went nine innings.
No. 8 Cardinal Newman (6-5)…(7)…You can make the same statement as the baseball team. They had two games and two one run losses. Kayla Douglas, one of the seniors, is batting .612. Have games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The last two are home and home games with Ukiah who is tied with them one game out in the NBL race.
No. 9 Analy (10-3)…(4)…Started a big week tied for the lead in the SCL race and lost to Petaluma and Sonoma Valley, after leading in both games. Sophomore, MacKenzie Evangelisti had two hits and scored two runs in the loss to Sonoma Valley to raise her average .521.
No. 10 Windsor (10-5)…(9)…Such a promising start to the week. An impressive 2-0 win over Maria Carrillo to move them into a first place tie. Then it was the trip to Ukiah and a wild 15-11 loss, not to mention the injury to Angelica Terrel. They ended the week with 10-1 loss to Rancho Cotate. The good news is they are still only one back in the loss column in the NBL race.
KEEP AN EYE ON…Lower Lake, Middletown, Ukiah
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