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Canyons Falls in Series Opener 8-3 to Cosumnes River

By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director 

College of the Canyons couldn't keep pace with Consumnes River College on Thursday, dropping an 8-3 affair at Cougar Field in the first of a two-game set vs. the Hawks.

Canyons (1-2) got in trouble early with CRC able to plate runs in the first three frames to take a quick 4-1 advantage.

Michael Grijalva homered for Consumnes River (3-1) in the second inning to put his side ahead 3-0. In the home half, it was Aaron Ruvalcaba's RBI-single that finally put COC on the board at 3-1.

COC starter Malakai Correll (0-1) lasted just two innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and a pair of walks.

The Cougars' bullpen held strong until the Hawks put together a four-run seventh inning that moved the game out of reach at 8-1.

Canyons rallied a bit in the seventh, eventually cashing in on Alex Sepulveda's bases-loaded walk to put the game at 8-2. Later in the inning, Andy Ambriz recorded a sac-fly that brought in Jovan Camacho for a last gasp at 8-3. 

William Gonzales (1-1) earned the win for CRC with his five innings of work. The lefty allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts. Anthony Disantis pitched two and 2/3 shutout innings to close things out for the Hawks.

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Upcoming Schedule

The Cougars host Consumnes River in the finale of a two-game set on Friday Feb. 3 from Cougar Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m. That contest will be broadcast to fans free of charge on the Cougars Sports Network.

Canyons will then head north to Allan Hancock College on Saturday, Feb. 4 for a 1 p.m. start time.

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—Photo by Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information