Fans waited two years to finally watch the softball team lose

The women’s softball team and crowd’s spirit seemed optimistic at the commencement of the first of two games played in front of an audience since March 3, 2020. Approximately 25 of PCC’s fans packed into the tiny silver bleachers on the team’s side. The Lancers lost both legs against the Palomar City College Comets at Robinson Park Saturday, January 29, 2022. Palomar beat the PCC, 9-1 and 15-5. The result did not discourage head coach Monica Tantlinger from believing in the Lancers in her eighth …

Rounding third base: PCC sports finally return for conditioning

Empty stands and playing fields filled PCC when the pandemic put a halt to all sports more than a year ago. Now, PCC is welcoming back its student-athletes for conditioning, and teams are finally seeing each other in person, some for the very first time. “Some of these kids, this is the first time I’ve ever worked out with them, and they’ve been in my program since coming into 2020,” said head coach Monica Tantlinger. “To meet them, see them and get to work with …

Lancer softball players want to play it safe amid pandemic

Closed fields, no ‘on field’ practices has been keeping the athletes in an indoor bubble for the past 6 months. As COVID continues to impact sports, players and coaches aim to find ways to stay engaged and prepare for an upcoming season. The softball team hopes to have a season but the high risks of the coronavirus has made players hesitate to engage in competition. “I’m already nervous to go back as it is and don’t really want to risk it but once we get …

Top 10: Lancer women killed it this year

Winning matters! Does your individual production lead to team success? It’s not enough to be a regular starter or be a good role player. To be on this list, you have to be one of the best at PCC, one of best in the South Coast Conference (SCC), and damn near one of the best in the state. And it’s only fair to separate the best into three separate categories. The MVPs, the game changers, and the leaders in descending order. We’re also listing the …

PCC softball slays Vikings, wins fifth straight

The Lancers won their fifth game in a row against Long Beach with a score of 6-1 this past Tuesday at Robinson Park. “We’ve been playing good softball, we won four in a row, the game plan today was to continue to do what we were doing,” head coach Monica Tantlinger stated. “We wanted to make sure that we had good quality at bats so I wasn’t necessarily looking for a bunch of base hits, I was just looking for a good approach and solid …

Stick to the Process

After a brutal three game losing streak, the softball team managed to turn things around and kick start its longest win streak of the season. “It’s early in our season,” head coach Monica Tantlinger said. “I just keep telling our kids that we just need to stick with the process of playing good softball. We may not always get the result we want, even when we play good softball. But if we can have routine plays, get timely hits, and have a good pitching performance, …