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College of the Canyons baseball vs. Glendale on April 5, 2022.

Cougars Drop Opener vs. Glendale 7-3

By Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information

College of the Canyons suffered a home loss vs. conference-leading Glendale College on Tuesday, dropping the first contest in a three-game set by a 7-3 final score. 

Canyons (14-14, 8-5) turned to freshman Albert Prado as the game one starter. Prado (2-2) took the loss after tossing two innings. He struck out three batters, walked two and gave up four runs on five hits.

Glendale (24-5, 13-0) claimed the early lead and maintained it throughout the ballgame. 

The Cougars managed to push a couple runs across in the third with a sac-fly from Doyle Kane, bringing in Jovan Camacho and a wild pitch making way for Ryan Camacho to cut Glendale's lead in half at 4-2. 

COC head coach Chris Cota turned the ball over to Scott Bauman for four innings. Bauman faced 22 batters, walking four, striking out two and giving up three runs on three hits before handing the ball to Malakai Correll for the last two innings. Correll gave up two hits, walked one and struck-out three.

A double from Doyle Kane in the bottom of the eighth led to Mikey Kane putting up another run, but unfortunately Canyons was never able to fully recover. 

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Upcoming Schedule

Canyons will continue its series vs. Glendale with a road tilt on Thursday, April 7 before returning to Cougar Field on Friday, April 8 to conclude the series.

The Cougars will then participate in the annual Allan Hancock Spring Tournament at Elks Field April 12-14. COC will face Merced College, Fresno City College and East Lost Angeles College during the tourney. 

Stay up to date on all this season's action by following the College of the Canyons Athletic department on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, InstagramFacebook and YouTube

—Photo by Kyle Kawamoto/COC Sports Information