COLDWATER (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports yesterday, it was a limited schedule for the Friday heading into Memorial Day weekend and it included Quincy at Reading for baseball and softball. It was a split in baseball with the Orioles dropping the opener 7-6 to the host Rangers before they won the nightcap 13-3. In the first game, Tyler Powell was the losing pitcher, going the distance with a 6 hitter with 5 strikeouts and just one earned run allowed as the Orioles committed 4 errors. Chase Cook had 3 hits and scored twice with an rbi while Bryce McCavit had 2 hits with 2 runs scored. Jake Rider and Tristin Haylett each had a hit and two rbi’s. In the 5-inning second game, Quincy struck for ten runs in the second inning. Cook and Jimmy Strock had 2 hits and 2 rbi’s apiece. Jake Rider was the winning pitcher for the Orioles.
In softball, Quincy swept their doubleheader at Reading, 12-0 and 8-1. In the opener, Hannah Economou pitched a perfect game with 8 strikeouts. She also went 2-2 at the plate including a double and 5 rbi’s. Kaylin Oliver added 2 hits including a home run with 2 rbi’s. Jayden Haller also had two hits with an rbi. In the second game, Haller had another 2 hits with a home run and two rbi’s while Economou also had 2 hits with a double and an rbi. Quincy improved to 8-6 in the Big Eight and 14-18 overall.
And yesterday in junior varsity baseball, Coldwater swept a doubleheader at Sturgis 10-4 and 15-0. Addison Duda picked up the win in the opener while Jimmy Johnston had 2 hits and 4 rbi’s. In the 4-inning nightcap, Sean Printke tossed a 1-hitter. Johnston, Kollin Wark and Jesse Mangat had 2 hits apiece. The j-v team finished their season with a 29-5 record.
On today’s high school schedule, in baseball, at Bronson, it’s the Polish Classic including Union City and in softball, Bronson also is hosting a Polish Classic tournament.