All-Stars start local

Drew Baumgartner, left, and Ashlyn Wingfield graduate from Quincy High as Northern Section All Stars. Photo submitted

Two Quincy High seniors, Drew Baumgartner and Ashlyn Wingfield, participated in the Chico Lion’s All-Star games for baseball and softball, respectively, June 9, at the Hooker Oak Recreation Complex in Chico.

The two seniors were selected from all the high school divisions in the North Section, which stretches from Yreka to Marysville; Modoc to Quincy. Thirty-six players were selected to play in the softball game and 36 for the baseball game.

Wingfield was selected First Team All-League for the 2018 season as an infielder. She batted .462 this spring for the lady Trojans with 10 doubles, one triple, and 28 RBI’s. During the All-Star game, Wingfield played second base and batted twice in the game.

“High school sports have been a big part of my life,” said Wingfield. “The experiences playing competitive athletics have helped develop my leadership and character, along with giving me a second family.”

Wingfield plans to attend Feather River College in the fall. She has decided to play volleyball for FRC under the successful tutelage of volleyball Head Coach Sarah Ritchie while focusing her education on a kinesiology degree before transferring to a 4-year university.

Baumgartner was selected as the MVP for the 2018 baseball season. He played catcher and pitcher for the QHS Trojans, batting .472 with nine doubles, 25 RBI’s, and 11 stolen bases. From the mound, he was 2-2 with a 1.70 ERA and struck out 50 batters.

In the Lion’s All-Star game, Baumgartner started for the North squad to pitch two innings. He gave up one run, one hit and he struck out three Southern squad batters.

“Athletics have been an important part of my life and my experiences at Quincy High School have helped me develop as an individual on and off the field,” said Baumgartner. “I would like to thank all my coaches and teammates that I have had over the last four years.”

Baumgartner also plans to attend FRC in the fall and play baseball for the Golden Eagles. He similarly has chosen to major in kinesiology before transferring to a 4-year university to finish up a degree in athletic training.