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 …

Softball team exercises together in isolation

PCC softball team has been exercising on Zoom, ever since the California Community College Athletic Association canceled spring sports. “Let’s lift, here we go,” said head coach Monica Tantlinger. The softball team has been meeting every week for 30-minutes. The workouts mainly consist of plyometrics such as lunges, squats, and leg lifts. Afterward, Tantlinger encouraged the team to either repeat the saved workout which is saved on Canvas or exercise on their own. Many of the softball players have been exercising alone and some have …

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, …

Softball slumps against El Camino, Long Beach

The Lancers softball team lost their second South Coast Conference game of the season to the El Camino Warriors last Thursday. With a rocky start, the Lancers hesitated and made simple mistakes on the field, allowing the Warriors to score on a dropped ball at home trying to end a pickle. The Warriors would score once more before the Lancers had the opportunity to respond.