That means the Trojans will no doubt face some growing pains following last year's unbeaten TVL run.
"We're young, but we made some mistakes that we know better not to make," said Lentz, whose team started 0-2. "We're the three-peat TVL champ, so we've certainly got a target on our backs. Teams are going to come with their 'A' game every night. And while I certainly hate to lose, in a way it could be good to take a lump here or there to prove we're not invincible."
n Scott Dudinskie covers high school baseball for The Daily Item. Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.