August 18, 1989 |
Sometimes, right or wrong, it pays to listen. Take Woodland Hills West right-hander Pat Treend, for instance. After fighting control problems all season--he entered Thursday night's American Legion Northwest region game with 56 walks in 74 2/3 innings--Treend's eardrums were ringing with advice from teammates, fans and coaches. Throw strikes. "I probably heard that more times than I've heard my name," Treend said. And then there is West left fielder Jason Cohen.
August 15, 1990 |
It was as mystifying as it was distressing. As a freshman catcher four years ago at El Camino Real High, Jason Cohen was the victim of a numbers conspiracy. The 60-foot 6-inch span from home plate to the pitcher's mound might as well have been the Grand Canyon, yet Cohen admits that the problem stemmed from a much smaller region--the six inches between his ears. "It's a one-in-a-million thing," Cohen said. "I can't explain it, but I got it."
July 12, 1991
The Woodland Hills Astros and Valley Rangers played to a 5-5 tie Thursday in a nonleague National Baseball Congress game at Pierce College. The game was called after nine innings because of darkness. Jason Cohen had three hits, Chris Hanna had two and Mike Schwartzer had two runs batted in for the Astros (17-8-1). For the Rangers, Joey Arnold had two hits and J. P. Des'Enfants had two hits and an RBI.
April 29, 1992
Pierce College outfielder Joey Arnold, described by Coach Bob Lofrano as the "heart and soul" of a team that won its second straight Western State Conference baseball title, has been named the WSC player of the year at the annual coaches' meeting. Arnold, a 6-foot, 165-pound sophomore, batted .338 with 23 walks and four home runs during the 20-game WSC season.
April 23, 1993 |
Batting practice, the Western State Conference way, was on display again Thursday as host Pierce College outslugged Santa Barbara City, 17-12, to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth. The Brahmas (19-12, 16-8 in conference play), the defending WSC champions, are in third place behind Canyons (19-3) and Valley (15-8-1) in the 30-game conference race. Santa Barbara City dropped to 14-17-1, 11-11-1, eight games off the pace.
June 29, 1990
A three-run, first-inning home run by Jason Cohen started Woodland Hills West on its way to a 6-4 win over Las Virgenes in an American Legion District 20 game Thursday at El Camino Real High . Las Virgenes (9-6) came back to take a 4-3 lead on Paul Schaffer's three-run home run in the third inning. But West (7-4) used a run-scoring single by Bobby Kim, a sacrifice fly by Greg Lederman and an RBI single by Gregg Sheren in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good.