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Cougar baseball shocks in playoffs


Last updated 5/18/2016 at Noon

Not many people outside of the dugout expected the 7-12 Niwot High School baseball team to compete with the 18-1 Denver North Vikings in their playoff game last Saturday, much less defeat them.

Luckily for the Cougars, they weren’t paying attention to what anyone else thought heading into the game.

“When we hit batting practice this morning, I knew something was different,” senior starting pitcher Ford Ladd said. “We were relaxed, not thinking we were going to lose. We haven’t had that atmosphere with the team yet this year.”

It turns out that calming atmosphere was all Niwot...

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