Can Monty softball beat Rancho for a third time Thursday?

Posted by: Press Democrat Staff Writer Rich Rupprecht

In softball Thursday it will be Montgomery-Rancho Cotate III in the NBL Tournament championship game.

Montgomery has won both games, but they’ve been close. An Amanda Cuccaro grand slam won the first meeting, 4-2, and Taylor Stroud pitched the Vikings to a 1-0 win recently.

It’s the only two losses for The Ranch, who also has one of the Empire’s top pitchers, Stephanie Sarris.

Montgomery is now 24-0 and Rancho 21-2-1.

Can Montgomery win for a third time against Rancho?

And what are the chances of the two meeting again in the NCS Division II playoffs?

The seeding meeting will be Sunday.