COC baseball player homers twice in 7th inning of win
By Haley Sawyer
Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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.

About the author

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.

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.

About the author

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.