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Brystol Beatley takes a wide stride as she leads the Quincy girls to another victory on the Trojan diamond March 26 during a doubleheader with the Chester Volcanoes. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Lady Trojans rack up a 3-game winning streak

The Quincy girl’s softball team played a doubleheader Saturday with the Chester Volcanoes under blue skies that justified sunscreen. The Trojans swept up in a 15-0 victory in game one. Runs were scored by Lexi Baumgartner (3), McKynlee Gay (2), Emma Beatley (2), Brystol Beatley (2), Gaia Nelson (2), Vivian Thielman-Gifford, Kayla Thackeray, Hailey Crump, and Natalie Davis. RBIs were hit by Nelson, Vivian T-G, Kristin Murphy, Thackeray (2), Crump, Baumgartner (2), Davis (2), Gay, Emma Beatley (2), and Brystol Beatley. Nelson, Crump, and Baumgartner all stole a base.

Brystol Beatley pitched the whole first game striking out 12 of the 21 batters she faced with 57 pitches.

Runs in game two were scored by Trojans Kayla Thackeray (2), Lexi Baumgartner (2), Addison Gay (2), Jenna Peay, Gaia Nelson, Vivian Thielman-Gifford, Laney Barreno, Kristin Murphy, Hailey Crump, McKynlee Gay, Emma Beatley, and Brystol Beatley. RBIs were hit by Baumgartner (4), Thackeray (2), Nelson, Vivian T-G, Crump, and Brystol Beatley. Baumgartner hit a home run, and Thackeray hit a triple. Gay and Brystol Beatley managed to steal a base from the Volcanoes. McKynlee Gay pitched all 5 innings of the second game of the doubleheader facing 23 Volcano batters, and striking out six.

Volcano runs were scored by Gianna Tantardino, who also stole a base during the game and hit a double. Chester pitching was handled between Rylee Rhoads (3 innings) and Sarah Branch (1 inning). Each pitcher struck out a Trojan batter. Rhoads faced 21 batters and Branch pitched to 14 Trojans.

Chester freshman pitcher Sarah Branch winds up to aim her Volcano fire through the strike zone. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Long-time head softball coach Mike Yalung gives a quick pat on the top of pitcher Brystol Beatley’s head as the Trojans break from a team talk on the Quincy diamond. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

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