|Cougar girls outlast Ukiah in wild game
Runs were in abundance for Rancho Cotate and Ukiah High’s girls’ varsity softball teams Tuesday afternoon in Rohnert Park.
Fortunately for the Cougars, they were able to push a final run across home plate in the seventh inning to subdue a big-time rally by the Wildcats and collect a 15-14 North Bay League victory.
The Cougars improved to 7-1 in the North Bay League and 12-5 overall.
More importantly, the Cougars kept pace in the NBL with Maria Carrillo, also 7-1.
The two teams faced off on Thursday, April 25. Details of the game were unavailable when the Community Voice went to press but are available at www.thecommunityvoice.com. When the two teams squared off on April 2, Rancho Cotate overwhelmed the Pumas 10-1 in a game in Rohnert Park.
The Cougars rapped out 18 hits, the biggest of which was a first-inning grand slam by Vickie Espinoza.
Kazja Fa’agata-Averbuck blasted three doubles and had two RBI, while Katie Rohrer was 3 for 4 with three RBI. Courtney Zaccagana also was 4 for 4 with an RBI. Fa’agata-Averbuck also was the winning pitcher.
Neither team played clean games defensively as they combined for 11 errors, including six by the Cougars.
Rancho Cotate’s next game is Tuesday, April 30, at home against Montgomery at 4 p.m.
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Breanah Hegerty and Taylor Haug each drove in a pair of runs to lift the Cougars past the Jaguars on April 18.
Fa’agata-Averbuck was the winning pitcher. She allowed four hits, struck out three and walked two in four innings.