|RC girls throttle CG 11-6
Cougars shut out by Cardinal Newman
The offense was polar opposites in the last two games for Rancho Cotate High’s softball team.
On May 2, hits were few and far between as the Cougars dropped a 3-0 North Bay League decision in Santa Rosa against Cardinal Newman. On Tuesday, May 7, the hits came in bunches as the Cougars got back on the winning track by pounding Petaluma’s Casa Grande 11-6 in a home game.
Rancho Cotate is now 9-3 in the NBL, two games behind Maria Carrillo, and 13-7 overall. The Cougars today travel to Petaluma for a non-league game with St. Vincent de Paul before closing the season on May 14 with an NBL game at Windsor.
Rancho Cotate 11
Casa Grande 6
Although the Cougars’ lineup is rife with young talent making significant contributions, senior Keilani Fronda took the leading role in their ninth league victory.
She went 3 for 4 at the plate, including a home run, a double and four RBI. Taylor Haug, another senior, was 3 for 3. Freshman Katie Rohrer added to the offense with a 2 for 4 performance at the plate that included a double and three RBI.
Kristine Ricossa, a junior, was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and freshman Kazja Fa'agata-Averbuck was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Fa'agata-Averbuck also was the winning pitcher.
Cardinal Newman 3
Rancho Cotate 0
The Cougars’ bats went cold against the Cardinals. They had only three hits as they dropped their third NBL contest.
Fa'agata-Averbuck and Katie Rohrer each had doubles for the Cougars, while Haug singled. Meanwhile, the Cardinals had 10 hits and scored once in the third and twice in the fifth innings.
Fa'agata-Averbuck took the pitching loss for the Cougars.