Softball team looks for a little sunshine after dropping games to Warden and NVHS
A young Quincy High School softball team found out that nonleague games can be as arduous a task as league games, losing two to Warden and one to Nooksack Valley last week.
The doubleheader against Warden saw the Quincy team move players around and gain experience in different roles.
“And boy, we gained experience,” Quincy coach Pauline Baughman wrote in an email.
The Cougars took Game 1, 27-1 and Game 2, 23-0.
In Game 1, Aileen Perez had the Lady Jacks’ lone run batted in, with a double up the middle that scored Vanessa Castillo.
In Game 2, the Lady Jacks had one hit, a single up the middle by Perez.
“Warden is a great team,” Baughman wrote. “They didn’t let up one bit. They taught our team where our coverage is weak and showed them that runs are still possible with two outs.”
After the doubleheader on April 18, the Lady Jacks hosted Nooksack Valley, from Everson, on the west side of the state.
The Pioneers, a 1A school like Warden, defeated the Lady Jacks 12-0 the next day.
“Defensively, we improved from yesterday, (but) offensively we couldn’t find what we needed to get the runs to score,” Baughman wrote.
The losses dropped Quincy to third place in the five-team Division 2, with a record of 2-5 in league and 2-12 overall.
The Lady Jacks have lost eight straight since sweeping Toppenish on April 6.
Next up for the Lady Jacks was a game at Ephrata on April 23.
Results weren’t available prior to press time.
Then, the team hosts Wapato in a doubleheader April 26, starting at 4 p.m. and East Valley-Yakima in a single game on April 30, at 4:30 p.m.
The regular season finishes on the road on May 3, with a doubleheader against Grandview at 3:30 p.m.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org