|Rogerson powers RCís first win
Stellar pitching by Noah Rogerson was enough to propel Rancho Cotate’s varsity boys’ baseball team into the win column for the first time this season.
Rogerson, a junior southpaw, pitched a complete game as the Cougars beat Los Lomas 4-2 on March 14.
Rogerson allowed three hits, struck out nine and walked one. He also helped his own cause by going 1 for 2 at the plate and scored a run.
Mike Miller, on 2 for 3 hitting, and Gunner Mefferd added two and one RBI, respectively.
Rancho Cotate, 1-6, spent the earlier part of this week in Southern California competing in the Cougar Classic. Their opponents included Rancho Cucamonga, Pasadena, Hesperia’s Oak Hills and Chaffey of Ontario. When they return from the road, the Cougars will open play in the North Bay League on March 26 when they host the Ukiah Wildcats for a 4 p.m. encounter.
Rancho Cotate 4
The Ontario-based school pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to subdue the Cougars on Tuesday, March 18.
The loss put a damper on a big day by Rogerson, who went 3 for 4 at the plate, including a pair of doubles and three RBI. Steven Endy also had a hit and scored twice for the Cougars.
Jayman Graveman was the losing pitcher for the Cougars.
Oak Hills 5
Rancho Cotate 3
Oak Hills tallied twice in the top of the seventh inning and was able to shut down the Cougars in the bottom of the final frame to preserve its victory in the opener of the Rancho Cucamonga Classic.
Rancho Cotate scored all three of their runs in the second inning on a bases-loaded double by Auston Grey.
Casey Gray, Connor Littleton and Rogerson, who each had two hits in the game, all scored.
Nate Crouse took the loss for the Cougars.