By Marie Kneisel / COC Sports Information
Gorges College defeated Antelope Valley College 13-6 at Cugar Field on March 26 and held the third and final meeting of the conference series.
Despite suffering three defeats in their last four games, the Canyons (11-13, 5-4) have averaged 35 runs, 13 of which were against AVC (11-12, 3-6).
The Cougars showed offensive aggression secured by freshman Kyle Cope (4-2) who won.
The policeman led his team from the hill with seven innings, giving up the four-run run with five blows, three steps and three blows.
AVC was the first to cross the home plate in a 4-0 lead, but Cougar freshman Ryan Camacho responded to right-back in the COC’s first home game.
In the third innings, Alex Balasteros lost to Homer, who ran the ball over the fence for the big helmet, giving the Cougars a 7-4 lead.
The Marauders struggled to cross the racetrack, but the Canyons diligently prepared their crime.
Dylan Jacobs had a brief glimpse of the hill at the beginning of the eighth month, but was later reassured by Xavier Stoker after refusing to run. Stoker finished the game with one և 2/3 innings.
Tufton Hensley increased the Canyons’ offensive kingdom with his eighth home run of the season.
The AVC did the last run in the ninth, but it was not enough to catch the Cougars.
Alex Balasteros – 2 vs. 4, HR, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Tufton Hensley – 2 vs. 5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Camacho – 2 for 4, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI,
Mike Kane – 3, 2B, 3 BB, R, 2 RBI vs. 2
Doyle Kane – 3 vs. 5, 2 R, RBI
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