By Mari Erin Roth
Quincy Trojan softball has won both of their opening games at the Pershing Tournament this weekend. The Trojan team got the best of the hosting Pershing Mustangs, 16-7.
Helping to win the game for the Trojans were seniors Vivian Thielman-Gifford and Lexi Baumgartner, each scoring 3 runs each. Senior Trojans Brystol Beatley and Kristin Murphy, and sophomore McKynlee Gay all scored 2 runs each. Single trips across the plate were made by Trojan senior Kayla Thackeray, juniors Hailey Crump and Emma Beatley, and freshman Jenna Peay. Baumgartner hit a double AND a triple. Senior Kristin Murphy stole two bases and Vivian, Kayla, and Addison Gay stole a base each. Trojan pitching was handled by Brystol Beatley and sophomore McKynlee Gay. Beatley struck out 5 batters and Gay struck out two.
The first game of the Pershing Tournament for the girls was a win, 9-2, with the Battle Mountain Longhorns. Lexi Baumgartner led the pack crossing home plate to score three runs. Vivian Thielman-Gifford and McKynlee Gay both scored a pair of runs each. Murphy and Brystol Beatley scored a run each. Vivian hit a triple and Lexi hit a double. Kristin Murphy however hit a home run! McKynlee and Lexi both managed to steal a base from the Longhorn pitchers. Brystol Beatley held the mound for the entire 5-inning game striking out 12 batters! She faced 24 Longhorns and took care of them all with 95 pitches.
Quincy softball schedule
(Home games in bold)
March 4 Pershing at Pershing Tournament 16-7 Win
March Battle Mountain at Pershing 9-2 Win
March 5 Carlin in Pershing Noon
March 11 A tournament opponent TBA TBA
Paradise at tournament 11 a.m.
March 12 A tournament opponent TBA TBA
March 16 vs. Modoc 3 p.m.
March 18 Mt. Shasta at Ham Tournament 10:30 a.m.
Maxwell at Hamilton Tournament 2 p.m.
March 19 Orland at Hamilton Tournament 9 a.m.
Los Molinos at Ham Tournament Noon
Fall River at Ham Tournament 2 p.m.
March 22 at Fall River 3 p.m.
March 26 Doubleheader vs. Chester 2 & 4 p.m.
March 30 vs. Loyalton 4 p.m.
April 1 Doubleheader at Williams 1 & 3 p.m.
April 8 Doubleheader at Hamilton 2 & 4 p.m.
April 12 Doubleheader vs. Orland 1 & 3 p.m.
April 27 vs. Loyalton 4 p.m.
April 28 Doubleheader with Biggs 2 & 4 p.m.
May 3 Rivalry Game vs. Portola 4 p.m.
May 6 Rivalry Game in Portola 4 p.m.