By Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information Director
GLENDALE, Calif. — College of the Canyons clawed its way back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat conference leader Glendale College 4-2 on Thursday.
The Cougars (22-13, 12-4) mounted the comeback with a big three-run eighth inning highlighted by a two-run pinch hit home run from Blake Doremus that put Canyons ahead for good.
Nick Henry also homered for the Cougars in the seventh inning to cut the Vaqueros' (25-11, 14-2) lead in half at 2-1.
COC starter Jacob Lopez got the nod and lasted six innings, allowing the two runs and striking out eight batters along the way.
Connor Dreyer (4-1) earned the win after throwing three innings of relief. He limited the Glendale lineup to just two hits and a walk.
The Cougars now sit two games behind the Vaqueros with four conference games left on the schedule.
On Tuesday, COC dropped an 9-0 decision to Glendale after mustering just four hits and committing three errors. The loss, which snapped a five-game win streak, was just the third suffered on COC's home field.
Canyons and Glendale will square off for the final time this season Saturday at Cougar Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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—Photo by Makayla Gallimore/COC Sports Information