Baseball drops into sixth place
The Quincy High School baseball team was locked and loaded until they entered Johnson-O’Brien Stadium in Ephrata on Saturday. Quincy was looking at a possible home playoff game and riding their momentum into the District 5 Baseball Tournament.
Instead, the Jacks (10-8, 12-8) suffered their worst losses this season. Ephrata (10-8, 10-10) won the opener 9-0 and followed that with a 24-1 win, sending the Jacks from fourth to sixth.
The Jacks played Ellensburg (14-4, 15-5) in a loser-out game on Wednesday.
In the opener, Jesse Villarreal and Levi Garrison each hit a double. Quincy had just five hits and lost 9-0. The Tigers’ Justin DeHoog had a double, triple and a home run with two RBIs, while senior pitcher John Schmidt went seven innings yielding five hits and picking up five strikeouts.
Villarreal had another double in the second game, but Quincy mustered just three hits. The Tigers were led by DeHoog (4-4, 5R, 2RBI, 2B, HR) and Josh Kallstrom (3-4, 3R, 4RBI, 2-HR). Logan Moss got the win going five innings with five strikeouts and allowing three hits.