Cougars still in search of first win
After six games, Lassen College's baseball team is still searching for its first win. At the Cosumnes River Tournament in Sacramento last weekend, the Cougars lost 2-1 to Cosumnes River and fell to Hartnell 3-0.
"We're still trying to find the right mix," Lassen head coach Glen Yonan said. "We're playing a combination of guys in different situations, hoping to find what we need to win."
The Cougars actually were awarded a win in a tournament game against Laney College, but the game was called in the fifth inning after a "confrontation" at the plate.
The Cougars were ahead 7-0.
"The situation happened in frustration," Yonan said. "We need to find ourselves soon, because conference play is two weeks away.
"We're not making it work, but it's not time to press the panic button yet. We're young and the kids are getting a feel for what it's like to play at this level. We know we can pitch, hit and execute. It's just a matter of accomplishing those things at the same time and winning games."
Freshman starting pitcher Kyle Tabeek turned in another strong performance. He was effective in five innings of work against Hartnell.
Freshmen Adam Subia and Matt Somnis also pitched well.
Lassen resumes preseason play at the Diablo Valley Tournament in Pleasant Hill Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17. The Cougars face Contra Costa, Los Medanos, Napa Valley and Diablo Valley. The Cougars then head to Modesto for their final preseason tournament, battling Cosumnes River, Diablo Valley, College of San Mateo and Modesto.
Golden Valley Conference play begins Friday, March 1 in Quincy. Lassen battles the Golden Eagles on Friday and host a noon doubleheader the following day at Memorial Park in Susanville.
Lassen finished second in the GVC last year behind Feather River College.