Quincy softball team earns fourth shut out in a row
Quincy High’s softball team members flex their muscles after winning their fourth straight shutout and third straight no-hitter. The team finished its regular season last Tuesday with a win over Chester. Photo by James Wilson
The Quincy High School softball team has been on one amazing streak. The Trojans ended their regular season last Tuesday with a 13-0 win over Chester. The victory marked the Trojans’ fourth shutout in a row, and third no-hitter in a row.
“This is the perfect time for us to peak,” commented Quincy coach Mike Yalung on the team’s performance. “Hopefully, we’ll carry this momentum into the playoffs.”
The domination over Chester brought Quincy’s record to 17-9-1 overall and 7-3 in league play. The Trojans played their first playoff game yesterday.
The game also ended Chester’s regular season, with a 15-10 overall record and 7-5 in league.
The pitching duo of Brooke Potter and Sara Nolan scored Quincy its third consecutive no-hitter. Potter opened on the mound against Chester, and pitched the first four innings for five strikeouts. Nolan closed out the game in the fifth inning, facing three batters to end the game with a mercy win.
The Trojans were consistent at bat, as well, smacking 10 hits against the Volcanoes. Kaylin Henderson went two-for-two at bat. Samantha Keely and Tanah Braswell each got two RBIs off a hit apiece.
Quincy’s fielding was, as it has been all season, immaculate. Jasmin Sherman, Nolan, Kelsey McElroy and Maya Belsher-Howe all had 1.000 fielding percentages. Sherman put out eight runners in eight chances.
Sherman has not committed an error this season. At time of writing, she has 97 put-outs for the season.
In other softball news, Chester beat Mercy the day before playing Quincy, and Portola won its final game of the regular season against Loyalton.
Chester 13, Mercy 11
The Volcanoes traveled to Mercy on May 12 to come out with a win in their last league game of the season.
The Volcanoes let the first inning slip past them, trailing 4-0, before scoring nine runs in the second inning to take a lead they held through the rest of the game.
Rebecca Branch was the team’s power hitter, going three-for-three at bat, including a triple. Kaytlan Hedrick led her team in RBIs with three off two hits. Only one Chester batter struck out, while Branch struck out five Mercy batters.
Portola 25, Loyalton 10
Portola had no trouble taking out Loyalton on May 12. The Tigers put in their starting players for the first inning to gain a 14-0 lead right off the bat. For the rest of the game, Portola gave its freshmen players a chance to play some ball. According to Portola’s coach, Karl Popish, most of the Tigers’ runs came from walks.
The dominating win brought Portola’s regular season to an end with a 12-13-1 overall record and a 6-4 league record.