No. 15 College of the Canyons suffered a 7-3 home loss to No. 2 Orange Coast College on Tuesday, as Pirates first baseman Eric Wagaman slugged three home runs to help defeat the Cougars.
Canyons (7-6) had fallen behind 6-0 entering the bottom of the fourth, before battling back to score runs in back-to-back innings.
Meanwhile, Orange Coast (13-2) put together a four-run effort in the third inning on consecutive home runs from Wagaman and Jake Gozzo.
COC starter Jacob Lopez (0-1) lasted three and 2/3 innings before giving way to the Cougar bullpen. He was charged with six earned runs while walking two and striking out two.
The Cougars made some noise in the fourth inning with an RBI-single from Wes Felber that made it 6-1.
With Tuesday's win, OCC sweeps the two-game set vs. Canyons, having previously won 11-3 on Saturday.
COC returns to action at Cougar Field on Thursday, March 2, in a 2 p.m. contest vs. Santa Ana College.
—Story and photos by Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information