The Eagles fought back from behind to tie the score late in each game of the doubleheader on Saturday but their relievers couldn’t hold off the Cougars.

The College of the Siskiyous baseball team lost 3 games to Lassen in Susanville on Friday and Saturday. After starting the season 5-4, the Eagles have lost 6 straight, 3 times to a league-leading Feather River team that’s riding a 16 game win streak, and 3 times to Lassen that has now won 6 straight.

The Eagles fought back from behind to tie the score late in each game of the doubleheader on Saturday but their relievers couldn’t hold off the Cougars.

COS took a tough 5-4, 10 inning loss in the first game. They never led in the game and entered the eighth inning trailing 4-2. Josh Vaughan homered with Casey Dudek on base to tie the game.

No one could score again until Lassen pushed across an unearned run in the bottom of the tenth inning for the win. In a rare walk-off bunt, the Cougars scored on a bunt single and an Eagle error.

Alex Krout pitched 7.2 innings, giving up 4 runs, only 2 of them earned, and striking out 8. Justin Lockley took the loss on the unearned run in the tenth.

Vaughan went 2-5 with 3 RBIs, and Payton Miller had 3 hits in 4 at-bats and scored a run.

The Eagles dropped the second game 4-1, managing only 4 hits and striking out 9 times. Still, behind the strong pitching of Joseph Saenz, the Eagles kept the game close, finally tying it up 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning when Payton Miller hit a sacrifice fly to score Casey Dudek.

Reliever Dustin Mansell gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the loss. Jake Empey and Hayden Jung doubled for the Eagles.

COS lost Friday 8-0 in a game that was no contest. They could only scratch out 2 hits against Lassen Ace Marlin Brucato who leads the GVC with a miniscule 0.34 earned run average.

Three Eagle pitchers surrendered 14 hits and 8 runs, and walked 8 batters. Kade Burningham, Joe Digiacomo, and Jacob Anderson couldn’t shut down Lassen hitters.

Carl Bunday and Alex Light got the Eagle hits. Centerfielder Light returned to action after missing a few games with a leg injury incurred when he made a spectacular, fence-crashing catch last week.

The Eagles play single games against Shasta College at home on Friday and Saturday.