Sports
April 17, 2021

A thriller win for Rancho Baseball

  • Rancho Varsity Baseball player #3 Michael O'Daniel pumps his brakes after landing on homeplate for the "Walk-off" score at the bottom of the seventh inning ending the game at 6-5 Cougars over the Santa Rosa Panthers. Photo by Robert Grant

You can call the Rancho Cotate Cougars baseball team the Comeback Kids or the Cardiac Kids, whichever you prefer. After winning in walk-off fashion against Santa Rosa High School, the Cougars are now 3-0 on the season, with all three wins happening in comeback fashion. According to Head Coach Keith McCoy, this speaks to the resiliency of his ball club and the “never say die” attitude they play with.

 

Rancho crushes St. Vincent

Cougars #24 Kaila Misi and #20 Meilani Menton Porter played a mean match at the net against St. Vincent de Paul last Friday. Rancho won the match 3 games to 1 in no small part due to “2420” at the net. 

Photo by Robert Grant

Cougars show improvement, despite scoreboard

The Rancho Cotate Cougars are 1-3 on the 2021 season after Saturday night’s loss to Cardinal Newman High School. Despite the record, Head Coach Gehrig Hotaling’s message to his young team was positive. Hotaling spoke highly about how much the team has improved over the four games. He told them to stay positive despite what the scoreboard says.