On Friday, the Lady Cougars hosted College of the Redwoods and were swept in the doubleheader, 3-2 and 7-4. The Cougars had a 2-1 lead in both games entering the 7th inning, but failed to hold onto the lead in both.
The opener was a well-pitched game by Aleah Delacruz. She surrendered five hits in the loss. Alyssa Jones (SO/Winnemucca, NV) led the offense going 2 for 4.
The Cougars again took a 2-1 lead in the 7th inning of game two, giving up the tying run in the top of the 7th, before the defense fell apart in the 8th, costing them the win. Garyn Harlan (FR/Janesville, CA) recorded a multiple hit game.
The Cougars seemed to have rebounded on Saturday beating Shasta College in game one, 11-0. Delacruz pitched five innings of shutout ball, giving up one hit and striking out four to record the victory. Kennedy Ford (SO/Susanville, CA), Brittany Chamberlain (FR/Westwood, CA) and Julisa Rodriguez all had multiple hit games.
In game two, poor habits returned to haunt the Lady Cougars as they gave a lackluster effort, losing 6-1. Despite the loss, Sabrina Chamberlain pitched well for Lassen and Shandell Gemmel (SO/Fernley, NV) went 3 for 3 to lead the offense.
On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars found their stride and created momentum to carry into the postseason by sweeping host Shasta College, 6-2 and 8-4. Their run for the Golden Valley Conference championship and a playoff berth was led by a Delacruz complete game. Delacruz gave up one earned run on seven hits, while recording six strikeouts. Harlan went 2 for 4.
Game two winning pitcher, Sabrina Johnson (FR/Tucson, AZ), threw a complete game, scattering eight hits and giving up one earned run. Taylor Knecht (SO/Susanville, CA) and Delacruz each had three hits. Brittany Chamberlain went 2 for 3. Kennedy Ford walked twice and stole a base. Cougars won 8-4.
Lassen travels to Butte College today and will close out their conference schedule tomorrow at Feather River College.