WATCH LIVE — No. 19 Canyons Baseball at No. 2 Saddleback College – CCCAA SoCal Regional Finals — May 19-21
By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
No. 19 seed College of the Canyons is set to face No. 2 Saddleback College in the CCCAA Southern California Regional Finals beginning Friday, May 19 in Mission Viejo.
Tickets for the series are now available through the Saddleback Athletic Department's electronic ticketing service.
Fans unable to attend this weekend's series can keep up with all the action by viewing the Saddleback live stream broadcast via YouTube.
The best-of-three games series gets underway with Game 1 at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Game two is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
If necessary, a third game will be played at 1 p.m. Sunday May 21.
Canyons (27-17) is playing in the postseason as the region's No. 19 seed. The Cougars eliminated No. 6 Orange Coast College in a 2-0 series win in advancing to the Super Regional Round. COC then won the Super Regional at Southwestern College. Following a game one loss to Grossmont College, Canyons won three straight against the host Jaguars and then back-to-back games vs. the Griffins.
Saddleback (34-10) won the Orange Empire Conference (OEC) championship and saw 10 players earn all-conference honors. The Bobcats defeated Glendale College in the opener of its Super Regional then took down El Camino College in back-to-back games to advance to the SoCal Regional Final.
No. 13 Fullerton College (26-20) and No. 4 Santa Ana (31-15) will play in the other SoCal Regional Final series beginning on Friday.
In the North, it will be No. 1 Santa Rosa (33-10) vs. No. 5 Sierra (32-12) along with No. 2 San Joaquin Delta (36-9) and No. 3 Folsom Lake (34-10) squaring off.
The two series winners from both the South and North regions will advance to play at the 2023 CCCAA State Championships May 27-29 at Folsom Lake College.