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Softball Preview: Emerging team looks for way back to post-season

 

August 17, 2018

Jocelyn Rowley

Junior Nikki Sims will once again be in centerfield for the Cougars. She has a 19-game hitting streak going into the 2018 season.

The 2017 Niwot softball season was memorable, but not for the any of the right reasons. With barely enough players to field a complete varsity lineup and just one experienced pitcher, last year’s youthful squad struggled against the powerhouse programs in the Northern League, and their dearth of veteran talent was painfully obvious at times. The Cougars finished the season with an unimpressive 6-13 record and missed the playoffs for the third straight year.

Heading into 2018, head coach Bobby Matthews says his program is on the upswing thanks to several factors, including a renewed commi...



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