LHS baseball team falls to Corning
"The Corning game was all Corning." That's what Lassen High School head baseball coach Bryan Neagle said after last Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Cardinals at home.
"Corning's players came out of the gate with a lot of confidence, and our players made some mistakes," he said.
The second inning was the story. The Cardinals scored six runs and they were all earned.
"Offensively we swung the stocks well, but after falling down by that many runs, it really didn't matter," Neagle said. "It was a big game and we didn't get the job done."
The Grizzlies, tied for first with Corning at 5-2 in the Westside League, bounced back to down Gridley 16-4 on the road last Friday.
Gridley had knocked off Corning the week before.
Anthony Dickerson was the man, belting a pair of home runs with one a grand slam, driving in six runs.
Marc Honea threw four strong innings and Chuck Mahan came on in the fifth.
Neil Dockery collected three hits; Mahan went 2-for-3, Jon Schlauch was 2-for-2, Kyle Coker was 2-for-3 and Ryan Marshall had a hit.
"It was nice to see our guys bounce back after Tuesday's loss," Neagle said. "If we bring the same approach and mentality to the field as we did against Gridley, we should be in good shape."
The Grizzlies host Westside League games this week, welcoming Oroville today and Las Plumas Friday, May 3. Both games start at 4 p.m. at Susanville's Riverside Park.
"This is a big week for us," Neagle said.
"We need to play with a high degree of confidence and a desire to win every inning we play."