Cougars bats come alive in 16-7 victory

by Matt Robinson 14 views0

COC Baseball has been on a hot streak lately, having lost only one game in their last eight outings prior to taking on the Bakersfield Renegades on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, something they would maintain throughout the game, with four runs on only one hit in the bottom of the first inning.

Bakersfield would keep it close until the bottom of the fifth when Justin Russell got his only hit of the ball game, a three run double to the left center gap past a diving Jake Verdugo, breaking the game wide open at 8-3 COC.

The Cougars would then put it out of reach in the bottom of the sixth inning with 8 runs after Roberto Ramos, Jose Harros, Chris Devery and David Oppenheim all drove home runs in the inning making the score 16-3.

Ryan Cruz worked six strong innings for the Cougars, allowing only three runs on seven hits while striking out seven in his fourth win of the season.

The Cougars will next head out on the road to take on league opponent Glendale on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

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