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May 29, 2012 > Women's Softball: Lady Cougars triumph, still on the prowl

Women's Softball: Lady Cougars triumph, still on the prowl

Submitted By Mike Heightchew, Photo by Mike Heightchew

The Lady Cougars of Newark Memorial hit the cover off the ball in their first North Coast Section (NCS) game May 23, beating the College Park Falcons (Pleasant Hill) 12-0. The Cougar attack began immediately and was unrelenting. Falcon pitching was no match for Cougar power as base runners appeared in every inning with a sprinkling of home runs to clear the bases. College Park outfielders were also caught off-guard by unpredictable winds causing multiple miscues and additional scoring opportunities.

Power at the plate plus defensive balance can take the Lady Cougars a long way in this year's NCS tournament. Against the Falcons, Cougar Pitcher Marissa Chapa turned in an outstanding performance.

Next opponent for the Lady Cougars will be the Clayton Valley Eagles of Concord who defeated Northgate of Walnut Creek, 6-1.

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