College of the Canyons is starting to resemble the team that won the community college state championship last year. The pitching and the hitting seem to have come together and the Cougars have a two-game winning streak to show for it. Unfortunately, Canyons has a nine-day break until its next game, its Western State League opener.
"I'm looking forward to our league opener," Canyons Coach Len Mohney said. "I'll just have to keep the guys bouncing around for nine days."
Mohney and his Cougars got an early start on their bouncing Thursday by pounding out 17 hits in a 9-2 victory over Taft College at Taft.
Andy Cutchall went 4 for 4, including a double and a home run, to lead the Cougars (4-3). Mark Gieseke had three hits, including a double and a triple, and Teddy Weisfuss had three hits and three RBIs. Weisfuss also hit a two-run homer and, in the eighth inning, stole home with two outs.