By Mari Erin Roth
High school softball has made it onto the diamond a little earlier than baseball. The Quincy Trojans and Portola Tigers softball teams have mixed it up a couple of times while baseball teams are still warming up. But, they will get to competitions very soon.
Chester and Portola baseball teams kick into gear for their first games Monday, April 19. The Volcanoes will face Burney, Loyalton and Redding during their abbreviated season that lasts through May 26. The final CHS game will be with the Quincy Trojans.
Portola Tiger baseball will be challenging Loyalton, Quincy and Chester.
Quincy baseball competition includes Lassen, Redding, Chester and Portola.
Chester softball opened up April 12 facing the Loyalton Grizzlies. The games were split between home fields. The Volcanoes weren’t hot enough to burn the Grizzlies, losing 20-1 in their first home game, and improved but lost again, 16-4, in the away game. The score has not yet been reported for the Chester vs. Portola game April 16.
The Portola Tigers lost to Quincy April 12 by a score of 18-2. A series of games with Chester is next up for the Tigers. April 21 PHS travels to CORE Butte then back to play Quincy April 26 at home. Games with Chester follow May 3 with the final scheduled Tiger softball game being in Quincy with the Trojans May 10.
The Greenville Indians don’t have a softball or baseball team playing this season. It has been a rough year on all ball clubs across the United States. Hopefully the dynamic Greenville team will be back on the diamonds in 2022.