With one swing Tuesday, Cole Kleszcz turned old news into a developing story. It had been Foothill League boys soccer on Thursday that kept me from College of the Canyons’ 12-7 comeback win over Cosumnes River, a victory in which Kleszcz hit two home runs in the seventh inning. Foothill League basketball games Friday meant I couldn’t follow up on the story then, either. So by the time I finally made it to Cougar Field on Tuesday, Kleszcz’s heroics were four days old. There was no need to worry. Right on cue, Kleszcz came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with men on first and third and no outs. COC trailed East Los Angeles 3-2 in what had, to that point, been a lackluster performance of a handful of hits, few of them meaningful. The Cougars’ nascent three-game winning streak was in danger. There was no need to worry. Kleszcz sent the second pitch he saw over the left-center field fence for a walk-off home run, adding to a stellar start for a player who sat out all of 2016. Kleszcz, a center fielder, graduated from Valencia High in 2015 after a strong senior campaign (.380 batting average, five home runs, 26 RBIs). He competed for playing time at COC during the fall, but the Cougars — who went on to lead the state in hitting — were loaded with bats. The decision for Kleszcz to redshirt came on the eve of the Cougars’ first regular-season game. The following months consisted of going to practice, suiting up for games and watching from the dugout. “It was really tough (just to watch) especially with the success we had,” said Kleszcz of the Cougars going 28-10. There was no need to worry. Kleszcz’s time was coming. In the meantime, he continued to get his reps at the plate during practice.