College of the Canyons extended its winning streak to five games with a 6-3 road win vs. Allan Hancock College on Wednesday.
The win was the second in as many days for COC (5-3), who also defeated East L.A. College 5-3 on Tuesday with a walk off three-run home run by outfielder Cole Kleszcz.
On Wednesday, the Cougars took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning before holding off a couple of late Bulldog rallies.
Hancock drew to within a run in the sixth inning, but that threat was quickly thwarted by a three-run outburst from the Cougars in the top of the seventh inning. Freshman Calvin Estrada got the scoring started with an RBI single that made it a 4-2 game. Wes Felber then doubled in two more runs to push the lead at 6-2.
Estrada went 4-of-5 on the day with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Felber was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Chris May finished 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs.
The Bulldogs would get another run in the ninth before ultimately coming up short.
COC sophomore pitcher Chase Wheatcroft (2-0) had a stellar outing, allowing two runs and striking out four in his seven innings of work.
Reliever Connor Dreyer picked up his second save of the season.
Canyons is scheduled to host Cerritos College at 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, weather permitting.
— Story and photos by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information