By Mari Erin Roth
Quincy Trojans 12, Hamilton Braves 2
Quincy baseball, coached by Jake Hatzell, won their tournament game against the Hamilton Braves on March 12 by a score of 12-2. The game started out as many of the early season games seem to be with no scoring in the first couple of innings. Home host Hamilton was the first on the board in the third inning with a single run. The Quincy boys doubled that and took the lead in the bottom of the inning. The Braves were held stationary in the fourth inning and Quincy launch an offensive that included 5 runs. Neither team scored in the fifth inning. Hamilton added their second run of the game in the sixth inning and the Trojans lopped another 5 runs onto their lead for the final winning score, 12-2.
Senior Caden Hendrickson and freshman Jake Thackeray each hit 3 RBIs. Senior Canaan Newman hit in two runners. Freshman Jake Lees and sophomores Cal Hawkins and Ryan James all hit in a runner to score for the Trojans. Scoring those runs were James (3), freshman Ethan Crespo (2), Newman (2), Hendrickson (2), Thackeray, Lees, and freshman Tommy Donahue. In the process, Hendrickson hit a home run, and Donahue hit a triple, Newman and Thackeray hit doubles. Crespo stole two bases and Lees and Hendrickson each stole one base.
Hendrickson pitched the entire game striking out 10 batters and allowing just 4 hits! The senior pitcher did this with 100 pitches for the 25 batters faced averaging just four pitches per batter. That sounds extremely economical.
The Trojans are warming up pre-season with a number of tournaments and won’t be seen on their home field for Quincy fans until Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. when they will host the Chester Volcanoes. Quincy and Chester will first meet during tournament play Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m. in Hamilton. One plus on the “no rain” front is it makes for amazing days on the ball field for early spring games. The teams welcome fans for games. The talent on the field is already showing that 2022 is a great year for ball games on local diamonds.
Quincy girls are winning again, Trojans 11, Central Valley 6
The Trojans were on the road March 12 taking on Central Valley of Mt. Shasta. Sophomore McKynlee Gay hit 3 RBIs and scored 2 runs for the Trojan win. One of her hits was a homerun! Freshman Laney Barreno and senior Kristin Murphy both hit 2 RBIs and Murphy scored a run. Senior Gaia Nelson hit an RBI and scored a run. Seniors Vivian Thielman-Gifford and Lexi Baumgartner both hit an RBI and scored 2 runs each. One of Vivian’s hits was a double. Juniors Hailey Crump and Emma Beatley, as well as Emma’s older sister senior Brystol Beatley all scored a run for QHS. Baumgartner is batting 1000, getting on base each time at bat.
Three seniors managed to steal a base from the Falcons: Baumgartner, Murphy and Vivian T-G. Trojan pitching was handled by Brystol Beatley and McKynlee Gay. Beatley struck out 5 batters pitching 3 innings and Gay struck out one pitching 2 innings.
The girls are competing at the Hamilton Tournament with games Friday, March 18, against Mt. Shasta and Maxwell, and three games Saturday facing Orland, Los Molinos, and Fall River. They will travel to Fall River to play the Bulldogs once again Tuesday, March 22, and then fans will have a chance to see their Trojan team play a doubleheader in Quincy against the Chester Volcanoes Saturday, March 26, at 2 and 4 p.m.
3/1 East Nicolaus 10, Quincy 5
3/4 Sparks 9, Quincy, 5
3/5 Quincy 17, Pershing County 1
3/8 Quincy 6, Oroville 5
3/12 Quincy 12, Hamilton 2
3/14 Lassen 6, Quincy 1
3/4 Quincy 9, Battle Mountain 2
3/4 Quincy 16, Pershing County 7
3/11 Paradise 13, Quincy 1
3/11 Willows 10, Quincy 0
3/12 Quincy 11, Central Valley (Mt. Shasta) 6