After a tough walk-off loss at Glendale Saturday, the Cougars looked to right the ship
against the Citrus College Owls.
However, the Owls scored early and often. In the top of the fifth inning, Nicholas Santiago roped a two-run single to left and the ball got loose on the throw back to the infield.
The Cougars recovered for the third out, but sloppy defense was a problem for them all day. The Cougars came roaring back with four in the fifth, and in the next frame, Andy Ambriz would got ahold of a front door slider.
The tie would stand until the Owls scored three following the Cougars’ fourth error of the game in the 8th inning. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Cougars were threatening to take the lead again with the bases loaded and two out. Citrus called upon their closer Kaj James to put out the fire, with the Cougars’ two-way star Jake Schwartz stepping in.
James completed the four-out save and the Cougars dropped the opener by a final score of 11 to 8.