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College of the Canyons’ baseball team beat Chaffey College 12-9 in a wild game on Saturday when the home team scored eight runs in the 7th to gain the win and improve to 7-4.

Justin King got the win for the Cougars after coming in relief in the 5th inning with Canyons trailing 8-2. King struck out Chaffey’s Christian Valdez to end the inning.

Chaffey only scored one more run the rest of the game before King gave way to Jarrett Poh who earned the save

Canyons improved to 7-4 on the year and Chaffey fell to 3-9.

The Cougars will play another game at Chaffey on Tuesday, February 20.

In the photo above, College of the Canyons second baseman Ivan Lomeli loses the ball as he tries to tag Chaffey College’s Bodie Parker (#3) while Parker was attempting to steal second base. Parker was safe on the play during the fourth inning Saturday, February 17, 2018. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

Chaffey College second baseman Evan Rice forces out College of the Canyons’ Calvin Estrada at second base as he starts his throw to first. Rice’s throw was wide and the batter was safe during the second inning Saturday, February 17, 2018. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

Chaffey College second baseman Evan Rice forces out College of the Canyons’ Calvin Estrada at second base as he starts his throw to first. Rice’s throw was wide and the batter was safe during the second inning Saturday, February 17, 2018. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

College of the Canyons Eddie Rodriguez (right) is congratulated by head coach Chris Cota after hitting a solo home run in the third inning Saturday, February 17, 218 against Chaffey College at College of the Canyons. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

College of the Canyons Eddie Rodriguez (right) is congratulated by head coach Chris Cota after hitting a solo home run in the third inning Saturday, February 17, 218 against Chaffey College at College of the Canyons. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

College of the Canyons’ Justin King delivers a pitch to Chaffey College’s Christian Valdez during the 5th inning Saturday, February 17, 2018 at COC. King struck out Valdez to end the inning and shut down the visiting Panthers to pick up his second win of the year. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

College of the Canyons’ Justin King delivers a pitch to Chaffey College’s Christian Valdez during the 5th inning Saturday, February 17, 2018 at COC. King struck out Valdez to end the inning and shut down the visiting Panthers to pick up his second win of the year. Photo: Kevin Karzin.

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  1. Richard McNally says:

    I was at this game, very exciting and enjoyable. Some constructive criticisms of the venue:
    1. How about making these games more of an entertaining event for the people of SCV? It’s too low keyed as it is.
    2. There’s no water fountain near the playing field. A helpful security man drove me across campus to a drinking fountain in the PE building.
    3. How about a play-by-play announcer on a loud speaker ala Dodger stadium? TMU has one (although he’s not very enthusiastic). Surely there’s a communications student at COC who would love the job, for pay or credit.
    4. TMU prints a 1-page roster of both teams (2 sides). Can’t COC do the same?
    5. Maybe charge a small fee for seats in the infield stands. This would cover the cost of an announcer and printing rosters.
    6. Are the outfield fences marked with the footage, I don’t recall? If not, they should be.
    7. How about some bleachers along the outfield lines?
    8. More advertising of upcoming home games might eventually draw lots of fans. These games are exciting to watch and the players are all highly talented.

    These ideas would make the game more exciting for fans and thus for players too.

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