Baseball earns split
The Quincy High School baseball team grabbed a split against Othello on Saturday and are tied for fourth in the Central Washington Athletic Conference.
The Jacks (6-4, 7-4) won the opener 4-3 behind a gutty pitching performance by Mark Horning, timely hitting by Nick Lopez and run-saving defensive play in the outfield. Unfortunately they lost the second game 12-3.
Quincy 4, Othello 3
Horning (1-for-2) said his curve ball took the day off, so he relied solely on his fastball to keep Othello off balance. He was able to limit the Huskies (5-5, 7-5) to six hits and two earned runs, while picking up just two strikeouts versus four walks.
“My curveball was not working,” Horning said. “I would get them down in the count and force ground balls.”
The junior hurler said Lopez, a junior, was a savior at the plate with a triple, a run and two runs-batted-in. He also credited sophomore centerfielder Kaeden Murphy (1-for-3) for a catch at the wall.
“He climbed off the wall in centerfield,” Horning said.
Quincy: Gage Stephens 1-2; Jesse Villarreal 1-2; Cody Kehl 1-for-3; Joel Villafana RBI.
Othello 12, Quincy 3
In the second game, Othello racked up 14 hits behind Alix Garcia, who went 3-for-4 with three runs, five RBIs, a double and a triple.
Quincy: Villarreal 1-3, 2R, 2B; Horning 2-3, 2RBI, 2B, 3B; Charlie Perez 1-2, R; Beto Garcia 1-2.
Baseball sweeps Wapato
The Jacks are winning the games they are supposed to win and that was evident on April 4 in Wapato.
Quincy (5-3) swept the Wolves (0-7) in dominating fashion. They won the first game 21-0 and closed out the sweep with a 19-0 victory.
Quincy 21, Wapato 0
The Jacks scored in all five innings, behind the hitting of juniors Mark Horning and Nick Lopez, as well as sophomores Cody Kehl, Kaeden Murphy and Douglas Tobin. Horning went 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and two runs-batted-in; Lopez went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs; Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs; Kelh had four runs; and Tobin went 2-for-2 with two runs.
Horning pitched the first two innings and recorded the win with four strikeouts. He combined with Doug Tobin (2IP-3K-3H) and Jesse Villarreal (2IP-1K) for a three-hitter.
Quincy 19, Wapato 0
The second game saw Kaeden Murphy, Beto Garcia and Jacob DeLeeuw combine for a five-inning no-hitter with 13 strikeouts versus 15 batters. Murphy (2IP-6K) whiffed all six batters he faced, while Garcia (2IP-5K) and DeLeeuw (1IP-2K) added another seven strikeouts.
At the plate, Villarreal went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs; Lopez went 2-for-2 with a triple, three runs and 4RBIs; Tobin went 2-for-3 with three RBIs; and Cody Kehl went 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs.