COC baseball player homers twice in 7th inning of win

College of the Canyons baseball defeated Cosumnes River of Sacramento 12-7 in eight innings on Thursday afternoon. The game was called early due to darkness. The Cougars (2-3) scored eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning behind two Cole Kleszcz home runs. Kleszcz’s first home run in the seventh was a solo shot, and he closed the frame’s scoring with a three-run homer. Kleszcz, a Valencia High graduate, finished the game 3-for-5 with five RBIs. With the Hawks up 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Kleszcz doubled to the right center, allowing for Wes Felber to score. COC’s Calvin Estrada and Anthony Lepre each went 3-for-5 in the game. Cosumnes River scored in the top of the eighth to cut deficit to 11-7, but Lepre had the final word, finishing the eighth inning with a home run. Canyon had 15 hits in all. COC next plays Friday at 1 p.m. against Cosumnes River at home.

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Haley Sawyer

Haley Sawyer

A Pennsylvania native, Haley Sawyer has covered sports across the country. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is the sports editor at The Signal.