By Ashley Mothershed
Cougar News Blog
Cactus Canyon softball players have gone undefeated for two years in a row, never losing a game or championship. The Cougars won their second Desert Middle School Athletic League title with 4-2 win over Hohokam on Oct. 5.
The players were extremely confident entering the season, with almost all of the new seventh graders on the team having Little League experience. With many returning players from last year, coach Bill Wilson hoped he would lead his team to victory once again.
The team was confident that they would win the championship, but they knew that they still had to work hard at practice and stay focused to be ready for the biggest game of the season.
“I had confidence we would win, but Hohokam is a good team so I knew we would have to play to the best of our abilities to win,” eighth grader Mattie McMinn.
The title wrapped up a dominating season for the Cougars.
“The girls (finished) undefeated and outscored their opponents, 138 to 17 which is unheard of,” said Wilson.
Wilson said he is trying to build a team that will be successful for many years. For example, 48 girls tried out for the team this year and he kept extra players, even if it meant not everyone played in every game. He says he is glad he did because those players will now be able to serve as leaders on next year’s team.