SOFTBALL: Cougars rack up 22 runs, 31 hits at weekend tourney

 

Over the three games, the Cougars posted 22 runs and 31 hits in
going 2-0-1 – the wins coming against King’s Academy 8-3 and
Sequoia 7-1. The tie, a 7-7 affair with Lynbrook in the second game
of the
Prior to the start of the season, CHS varsity softball head coach Larry Nabzeska said his deep line-up would produce some offensive fireworks this season.

After a 1-0 loss to open the year last week, the Cougars’ bats awoke at the Watsonville Tournament on Saturday.

Over the three games, the Cougars posted 22 runs and 31 hits in going 2-0-1 – the wins coming against King’s Academy 8-3 and Sequoia 7-1. The tie, a 7-7 affair with Lynbrook in the second game of the tournament.

Ten different Cougars recorded at least one hit in the opener against King’s Academy, led by junior Aly Olvera’s four base knocks. Olvera also anchored the Cougars in the circle, striking out 10 would-be batters to get the victory.

Sophomore Johnna Blank and junior Olivia Barajas had two hits apiece.

The Cougars led 6-1 against Lynbrook in Game 2 before the Vikings stormed back for five runs in the six to tie the game. After holding the Cougars scoreless in the bottom half of the inning, Lynbrook took the lead in the top of the seventh. However, the Cougars salvaged the tie on their ensuing at-bat.

Mariza Rodriguez had three hits and Kaslin Ettema produced two RBI.

Arianna Vasquez’s two doubles and two RBI, plus a two-hitter tossed in the circle by Olvera, helped the Cougars to the 7-1 tourney finale victory. CHS jumped ahead early with five runs in the first.

The Cougars hit the diamond for a non-league matchup with Milpitas at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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