boys varsity baseball ncs game 1

Katy Ly, Co-Sports Editor

While the varsity boys’ baseball teams dropped their 2nd NCS playoff game to0 Acalanes  5-0 on March 28, the team did manage to beat Alhambra 7-2 on May 25 in the 1st round.

“It was our 1st playoff win in 2 years, so it was really big for us to get over that 1st game so we could make a good run for the rest of the playoffs,” said senior offense player Max Flower.

Junior pitcher and infielder Matt Mead added, “I think we’re really starting to show as a team, and we started out a little rough during the beginning of the season but I think we’ve pretty much molded as a team. There’s a lot more wins to come after that.”

Flower said that Alhambra was a formidable opponent. “[Alhambra] had a good record going into NCS, I think they got 3rd or 4th in League, and played a couple of good opponents pretty close, so they were not bad,” he said.

Mead added, “I think it just came down to defense and we were really solid on the field and we had these pressure moments we were able to perform and really shine as a team together.”

Cole Farrand pitched 5 innings and senior Jack Cassidy had 4 hits to lead the Cougars to victory over the Bulldogs.