Freshman Meagan Tokunaga at Albany High School rips a pitch to left in a softball game Wednesday. Her team has won three games this week and will compete for NCS champion Saturday. Photo by Daryn Singh. Article by Rashad Alaiyan.
Led by an outstanding performance by sophomore pitcher Sara Muse, the Albany Cougars defeated the Las Lomas Knights in a close second-round NCS softball game Wednesday.
The Cougars bats came out on fire from early on. Senior twins Joan and Laura Cannon, two of the top players in the BSAL, led an early onslaught of runs, and the Cougars took an early 2-0 lead going into the top of the second.
The Knights were unable to get anything going offensively all night long, and their frustration was evident throughout the entire game. The Cougars began manufacturing runs for the last few innings of the ball game, and by the end of the 7th inning, the Cougars had built a 5-0 lead in a contest that was not as close as the scoreboard indicated.
The Lady Cougars marched on and beat the Heritage Patriots 12-3 in a NCS semifinal game Friday. They will take on the softball team of Concord High School to compete for NCS champion at Levine-Fricke Field Saturday, May 24.