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41:: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress LCC Cougars open conference play with home victory went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore Chase Dillon went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Sophomore Nich Domitrovich went 2-for- 4 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Freshman Parker Oliver went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a runscored while sophomore Justin Spinner went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Sophomore Donald Wanner got the start for the Cougars and put on an impressive performance. He pitched five and a third innings only giving up two hits and one earned run, walking one and striking out four while getting the win. Freshman Ryan Sharp came in to pitch the final three and a third innings and gave up just two hits, one earned run and struck out three while recording the save. The next day Lassen traveled to Shasta for a double header. The first game did not go how the Cougars would have hoped. Lassen jumped out to a two-run lead in the top of the second inning, but that lead was short lived. Shasta scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead. They increased their lead in the bottom of the sixth by adding two runs and then they added five more in the seventh. Olmstead'went 1-for-4, Oliver went 2-for-3 with an RBI, sophomore Colby Chavez went 1-for-3 and Spinner went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Freshman Ryan Smith got the start for Lassen as he went three and two-thirds innings giving up six hits, six earned runs while walking two and striking out one in the losing effort. Freshman Chase Hauder came in for relief and pitched an inning and only gave up two hits while walking two. Freshman Bret Ricklefs also pitched an inning while giving up three hits, two earned runs, walking one and striking out one. Freshman Brian Abraham pitched a third of an inning giving up one hit, two earned runs while walking two and striking out one. Freshman Zach Matrino finished the game for Lassen as he pitched the last two- thirds of an inning, giving up three hits, three earned runs while walking two and striking out two. The second game of the double header started out just like the first game, Lassen gaining the early lead. The biggest difference Will Freedman Sports Writer wfreedman@lassennews.com The Lassen College baseball team opened up conference play taking two out of three games against Shasta College. The first game was played Friday, Feb. 27 at Riverside Park and the, Cougars won, 14-2. Saturday, Feb. 28 was a double header at Shasta College. Shasta won the first game, 12-2 but Lassen bounced back and won the second, 6-2. The first game of the series had a little bit of everything. It had great hitting, pitching and almost every type of weather from sun to haft. The Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning only to see Shasta tie it up in the top of the second. Lassen then added two in the bottom of the second and eight more in the bottom of third to blow the ganie wide open. They added three more runs later in the game just to pile it on their conference opponent as they cruised on a 12-run win. Freshman Mason Telander went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. Freshman Kevin Olmstead went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Sophomore Eric Skogseth Lady Coug,00rs honored Sophomore Deja Brown, left, freshmen Mikailia Bustamante and Kyana Scott were named to the Golden Valley all-conference team. Sophomore Erica Roberson was honorable mention. Bustamante and Scott were also named to the all-freshman team, Bustamante was named MVP of the all-freshman team. Photos submitted OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. 8am - 5 3m. 258-7754 or 258-7714 BUSI NERS: Sophomore Jarrell Cunningham delivers a pitch during a conference game against Shasta College on Saturday, Feb. 28. Cunningham pitched five strong innings only giving up two earned runs, while striking out two. Photo by Nikki Cunningham though was that .the Cougars were not going to give this lead up. Lassen scored one run in the first, another in the second and two more in the third. Shasta was able to scrape together two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Cougars answered right back scoring two of their own in the top of the seventh. Lassen's pitching closed the game out and gave them the four-run win. Domitrovich went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Skogseth went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base. Dillon went 2-for-5 with a triple. Smith went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Chavez went 1-for-4 with an RBI. The Cougars pitching staff had another great outing as sophomore Jarrell Cunr/ingham got the start and pitched five strong innings. Cunningham gave up six hits, two earned runs while walking one and striking out two. Olmstead came in relief and pitched the final four innings only giving up one hit while walking one and striking out one for the save. "We got off to a slow start in February, but taking two out of three to open up conference shows that we are heading in the right direction," said Lassen College head baseball Frank Avilla. "We need to keep playing hard and having guys step up more than they have already. This isn't slow pitch softball. When you pitch you are in the game. We need to continue to throw strikes and force the other team to put the ball in play and trust our defense. We have had some great at bats and if we continue that, we will be ready for Butte and the rest of conference," said Avilla. The Cougars then hit the road to take on conference rival Butte College on Friday, March 6. Then they hosted Butte in a double header on Saturday, March 7. The final score and statistics of the game were not available at press time. Next up for Lassen College is a series with Feather River College. The Cougars will play Feather River on Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park and then travel to Quincy for a double header on Saturday, March 14. LADY JACKS, from page lC together seven points inthe quarter and that wasn't enough. With the loss the Westwo0d season is finished, but they have much to be proud of. They ended the year with an overall record of 14-4 and 7-1 in league that included a share of the league championship. They Will he losing seniors who were very important to their success this year: Liz Patton, Yesenia Melendrez, Sedona Stewart, Mariah Hennessey and their force in the middle Chanae Hackett. Despite losing some big pieces to their team, next year should still bring more success to the Lady Jack program. .... 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