Sloppy Defense Costs Cougars Game

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By Cory Rubin – Cougar News Staff Writer

Despite giving up only one earned run, mistakes cost the Cougars in a 6-5 loss to conference opponent Allan Hancock.

Most of Alan Hancock’s early damage came in the first inning as Chris Mallory reached first on a throwing error by Cougar shortstop Sean Sweeney, who was responsible for 2 of the Cougars 4 errors., Mallory and a teammate later scored when J.P. Maestas drilled a three run home run.   The Cougars would never get the lead, despite racking up 11 hits including a 2 run homer by Cal Vogelsang.  The Cougars take on Valley College tomorrow at 2pm.

BOX SCORE:

INNING                           1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9       R   H   E

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Allan Hancock                3  1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0      6    5    2

Cougars                         0  0  2  1  1  0  1  0  0      5   11   4

Win-    Brandon Creath

Loss-   Charlie Gillies

Save-  Jacob Valenzuela

E- Rouleau, Dalton;  Rivera, Chris;  Moreno, Nico;  McBride, Travis;  Sweeney, Sean (2)     2B- Ellis, Skyler;  Vogelsang, Cal     HR- Maestas, J.P.;  Vogelsang, Cal    SB- Mallory, Chris;  Nyman, Austin   CS- Ellis, Skyler;  Weber, Jeremy

LOB- Allan Hancock 8;  Canyons 7

For full box score and play-by-play visit COC Athletics website.