May 28, 2013 > Cougars victorious in first round of postseason play, falter in second
Cougars victorious in first round of postseason play, falter in second
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By Mike Heightchew
Newark Memorial's Cougars are proving to be a tough act at North Coast Section (NCS) play. In postseason play on May 22 against the Rancho Cotate Cougars (Rohnert Park), a coordinated team effort gave our local Cougars the win 6-2. Giving up two runs early, Newark Memorial battled back with good defensive plays that kept Cotate runners from scoring. Runs scored in the second and fifth inning allowed the Newark Memorial Cougars to take control of the game. Relief pitcher Cal Stevenson stifled a late comeback attempt by the Rohnert Park Cougars, sealing the victory.
Advancing to face the Clayton Valley Eagles in NCS play, the Cougars were unable to push any runners across home plate and lost 4-0 on May 24. With the loss, Newark Memorial's season came to an end.