Cougars Power Past Glendale 4-2 in Second Straight Conference Win
Story and photo by Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information
GLENDALE — College of the Canyons powered past Glendale College in extra innings by a 4-2 final score to earn its second straight conference victory on Thursday.
Canyons (14-7-1, 2-2) is now .500 against Western State Conference (WSC), East Division and .659 overall, having won three of its last four games.
COC freshman Allyson Melgar (8-4) was instrumental in the victory, leading her team from the circle and at the plate to defeat the Vaqueros.
Glendale (5-19, 0-5) was quick to put up a run in the first inning but Canyons soon answered, tying the game 1-1 in the second inning.
That's where things stayed for the next five innings, eventually sending the game into an extra frame.
The eight-inning standoff was disrupted when Melgar smacked her first home run of the season, a two-run shot, that highlighted a three-run Canyons surge.
The Vaqueros managed to push one more run across, but it wasn't enough as Canyons headed home with the 4-2 victory.
- Allyson Melgar — W, 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 6 BB, 3 K / 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI
- Ashlynn Heck — 1-for-4, 2B, R, RBI
- Memorie Muñoz — 1-for-4, SB, RBI
- Lisa Motz—2-for-4, R
- Julia Fuentes — 1-for-4, R
Canyons is scheduled to host a doubleheader Saturday, March 26 vs. No. 15 state ranked Santiago Canyon College. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with the second game expected to begin at approximately 2 p.m.
The Cougars will continue conference play at home vs. L.A. Valley College on Tuesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m.
COC softball home games will be live streamed to fans on YouTube via the Cougars Sports Network all season long. Continue to monitor www.COCathletics.com for livestream links or subscribe to the COC Athletics channel on YouTube.
Fans unable to attend Saturday's games vs. Santiago Canyon can view the live stream broadcast on the Cougars Sports Network. Canyons alum and play-by-play man Matt Robinson has the call.
Game 1 is available here.
Game 2 can be viewed here.