Petaluma High School used strong pitching from three arms to win its opening baseball game last Saturday, defeating Las Lomas, 3-1, in a game played on the Trojan diamond.
Scott Hilbert, Hunter Williams and Cameron Meyers combined on a three-hitter. Senior Hilbert allowed an earned run, but only two hits in four innings. He walked two and struck out seven. Sophomore Williams worked two innings, allowing a hit and a walk. Junior Meyers finished up with an inning of hitless hurling, although he did walk two.
Despite the dominant pitching, Petaluma trailed, 2-0, until it rallied for three runs and the win in the last of the seventh inning.
The Trojans had 10 hits in the game, but were scoreless until the game-winning rally.
Hilbert and Austin Thomason each had three hits to key the Petaluma attack, with Hilbert hitting a double. Cameron Meyers added two runs and drove home the game-tyng and winning runs. Tommy Quinn had the other Petaluma RBI.
The Petaluma varsity players become coaches on Saturday when they host the Petaluma National Little Leaguers on the school's varsity baseball diamond.
During the event, which has become an annual tradition for the Trojans, the players work with the Little Leaguers on various aspects of the game, including pitching, hitting, fielding and base running. The players plan and run all the drills.
Players are on the field from 10 a.m. until noon and then enjoy hot dogs and soft drinks with the varsity players.