Baseball loses to Orting
The Quincy Jacks varsity baseball team finally got to play in an outdoor baseball diamond on March 9, with a game in Orting against the hosting Cardinals.
The 17-7 loss gave the Jacks a temporary reprieve from all the cancellations and postponements that have plagued the beginning of their season.
“It was great to see a field for the first time, and we will improve as we get more time outside,” wrote Andy Harris, head baseball coach for the Jacks, in a text message.
Statistics weren’t available prior to press time.
The game against Orting was first scheduled as one of two games for the Cardinals, against Quincy and Cashmere. Due to snow, the Bulldogs canceled their game and the Jacks switched theirs to an away game in Orting.
“We were in the game for most of it, but struggled defensively and on the mound,” Harris wrote of the game against the Cardinals, which went six innings. “Having not seen a field or thrown off a mound yet really caught up to us.”
Next up the Jacks will play Warden, in a game first scheduled for this Saturday but now set for March 21 at Warden.
Despite the loss, Harris remains optimistic.
“We hit the ball fairly well, and I’m excited for the future with this team,” Harris wrote.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org