Quincy’s softball team leads the pack
Brooke Potter rounds second base and heads to third during Quincy’s 16-0 victory against Truckee on March 26. Potter showed off her talent during the game, hitting a home run and a triple. Photo by James Wilson
The Plumas County softball teams are well into their seasons now, and Quincy’s team sits on top. Portola’s team also stands with a winning record, while Chester and Greenville trail behind.
The Trojans faced off against Truckee High last Tuesday in Quincy, and dominated Truckee 16-0. The game only made it to the top of the fifth before it was called. The win brings Quincy’s record up to 7-3-1.
Quincy’s pitcher Brooke Potter was the clear star of the game against Truckee. This was Potter’s second shut out of the season, having blanked Portola earlier in March. Potter gave up just three hits, one walk and one hit batter.
Potter was also dynamite at bat, going two for three. Potter knocked one out of the park to bring herself and one of her teammates home. Later in the game Potter hit a triple to bring two more home.
“(Potter) really pitched an excellent game and the team did a great job defensively,” said Quincy’s coach Mike Yalung. “We’re looking forward to league play and the return of senior Elaina Amodei to our pitching rotation.”
The rest of the team truly played their part, scoring run after run and maintaining the outfield to ensure Truckee had no chance. The closest any of Truckee’s players ever got to home plate was second base.
Quincy’s next game is at home April 5 against Biggs.
The Tigers traveled to Biggs for a tournament last weekend and went home with two more wins and a loss. Portola beat Biggs 15-2 before losing 7-4 to Gridley. Finally the Tigers beat Princeton 7-2 to up their record to 9-7.
“All in all the girls played really well in the tournament,” commented Portola’s coach Karl Popish. “Really, we only lost one inning against Gridley which cost us the game. I really do have a good squad of girls, though, and it was a real team effort.”
Gridley scored five of its runs in the fifth inning to really gain the advantage. Portola played good defense through the rest of the tournament.
The Tigers have a bit of a break in play now, but will take on Quincy on Tuesday, April 9 at home at 4 p.m.
Chester faced Fall River back to back March 26 in a double header at home. The Volcanoes lost the first game 13-1. Rather than accept defeat, however, Chester bounced back to win the second game 9-7. The results brought Chester’s record to 3-4 overall.
Chester’s next scheduled game is a home game against Greenville on April 10 at 3:30 p.m.
The Indians have not had the best luck this season. On March 26 the team took on its rival, Westwood. Westwood beat Greenville back to back, 9-0 and 10-0. The two losses dropped Greenville’s record to 0-7.
Greenville’s next game is against Chester on April 10.