Tobin pitches Jacks past EV
Douglas Tobin had the East Valley Red Devils off balance on Saturday during the Jacks 3-2 victory. The sophomore kept the second-place team in the CWAC in check with his fastball.
“I try to keep my composure,” said Tobin. “That’s what (pitching coach Sean McNay) tells me to do.
“My approach is to pitch for contact – ground balls and fly balls. I wasn’t trying to go after them.”
Tobin pitched seven complete innings, giving up one earned run, seven hits, three walks and no strikeouts.
“He’s Mr. Calm — cool, steady and collected,” said coach Matt Tait. “He kept the ball down in the zone.”
It was the second win of the season for the young pitcher. The Jacks (10-6) were unable to repeat their performance in the second game, as East Valley (12-3) won by a score of 13-2.
In the opener, Jesse Villarreal (1-3, RBI) came up with two-out RBI double in the sixth inning to score Cody Kehl (1-2, 2R). Tanner Rackley came in to run for Villarreal and advanced to third base on a wild pitch, then scored on a second wild pitch to give Quincy a 2-1 lead.
The Jacks first run came after Kehl doubled in the fourth inning and scored off a single by Mark Horning.
Quincy 3, East Valley 2
Highlights: Villarreal 1-3, RBI, 2B; Kehl 1-2, 2R, 2Bl Horning 1-3, RBI.
East Valley13, Quincy 2
Quincy was limited to three hits in the second game, while East Valley had 14 hits.
Quincy 14, Grandview 2
The Jacks won 14-2 in Grandview on Tuesday and jumped into a fourth-place tie with Othello, who lost 6-5 to Ephrata. Jacob DeLeeuw recorded the win, giving up four hits and two walks, while picking up eight strikeouts. The Jacks racked up 12 hits and scored nine runs in the first inning, two in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Highlights: Gage Stephens 2-2, 2R, 2B; Horning 2-2, 2B; Kehl 2-3; Villarreal 2-5; Rackley 1-2.