VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. — College of the Canyons trounced host Victor Valley College 20-1 to win its fourth straight on Thursday, in a game that saw the Cougar lineup knock around the Rams for three home runs and a combined 20 hits.
Calvin Estrada, Blake Doremus and Nick Henry all hit home runs and COC starter Jacob Lopez (8-2) cruised through six innings to get the win. The sophomore southpaw allowed just one earned run and struck out six batters.
Doremus finished the game 4-for-5 with eight RBIs, Estrada was 3-for-4 with three walks, six runs and three RBIs, and Henry went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and four RBIs.
The win, while good for COC's season stats, didn't bring the Cougars any closer to catching first place Glendale. The Cougars (26-12, 15-4) will take the field in Friday's regular season finale a game behind Glendale College in the WSC, East Division standings. The Vaqueros (27-12, 16-0) went to extra innings vs. Citrus College on Thursday, but were able to come away with a 5-4 victory to stay atop the standings.
Canyons will host Victor Valley in the regular season finale at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Cougar Field.
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— Photo by Jayme Thomas/COC Sports Information