Defensive wizardry in 21 consecutive outs

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
After watching the Rancho Cotate softball team upset Montgomery, 5-0, on Thursday, I wasn’t surprised to learn the Cougars spend plenty of practice time on defense.
With the Cougars lined up in their defensive positions and a coach smacking balls around the diamond, Rancho attempts to make 21 straight outs.
That’s 21 consecutive fielding chances without an error. Not easy.
So what happens when there’s a boot or a bobble?
“That means,” left fielder Shonna Christianson said, “that we have to keep going.”