MC rallies past Cougars to win NBL showdown
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In its showdown with Maria Carrillo High on April 25, Rancho Cotate High’s softball team gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and fell out of a first-place tie with the Pumas as a result of a 4-3 loss.

The Cougars, however, rebounded in a big way by thumping Montgomery 10-0 in a game shortened to six innings because of the 10-run rule. Rancho Cotate now stands at 8-2 in the North Bay League and 12-6 overall.

Rancho Cotate will host Petaluma’s Casa Grande on Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m. The Cougars played a game in Santa Rosa against Cardinal Newman on May 2. 

Details were unavailable when The Community Voice went to print.


Maria Carrillo 4

Rancho Cotate 3

The Pumas put together three consecutive hits with two outs – the last off the bat of Rochelle Schulze – to overtake the Cougars. Kazja Fa’agata Averbuck took the loss for the Cougars. 

She allowed nine hits, four earned runs, struck out one and walked two in a complete-game performance.

Vickie Espinoza, Kristine Ricossa and Courtney Zaccagna each had an RBI for the Cougars. Espinoza had two of the Cougars’ eight hits.


Rancho Cotate 10

Montgomery 0

The Cougars’ bats heated up to the tune of 12 hits against the Vikings. 

Fa’agata Averbuck did the bulk of the damage by going 3 for 3 with a home run, two doubles and seven RBI. Keilani Fronda went 2 for 3 including a triple and a double, while Ricossa was 3 for 3 with a double. Taylor Haug was 2 for 3.

Fa’agata Averbuck also was the winning pitcher and allowed five hits.

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