By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
College of the Canyons was an 11-0 win over Victor Valley College at Whitten Field on Thursday, in the team's first action since clinching the Western State Conference, East Division Championship.
The COC team captain and West Ranch product scored twice more in the game, including the third-inning run that she seized while the Rams were preoccupied with a run-down between first and second.
That heads-up play helped spark a big third inning rally that saw the Cougars bat through the order. Heidi Ludy, Danielle Chatman, Sienna Vannoy, Kayla Yamane and Valerie Rivas each recorded RBIs in the inning to remove any doubt about what the game's final outcome would be
Ludy also had a bases-clearing triple in the third inning. She finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk and four RBIs. Vallejo was 2-for-2 with a walk, a run, an RBI and two stolen bases.
The decisive win over Victor Valley brought the Cougars one step closer to achieving that goal, a feat that has not been accomplished since 2013. That season the Cougars were 18-0 in the then-named WSC, Blue Division, with 34-11-2 overall record after losing to Riverside City College in the CCCAA Southern California Super Regional.
Up next, the Cougars will host Palomar College (29-3, 13-0) for a non-conference doubleheader on Saturday. Games are scheduled to start at noon and 2 p.m.
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—Photo by Jayme Thomas/COC Sports Information