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BUlletin, Hecoro, erogress,ve, Reporter Wednesday, April 16, 2014 lC AND Feather River College's Kaimana Perreira-Alquiza goes for the bunt during game one of a doubleheader against Lassen on April 12. The Golden Eagles won both games to clinch their conference's championship title. Photo by James Wilson James Wilson four games remaining. Sports Editor The conference win prompted Eagles coach Terry Baumgartner to start The Golden Eagles' planning for the playoffs baseball team did it again, already. Baumgartner For the eighth consecutive believes the team has yet to year, Feather River College peak and still needs work won the Golden Valley before entering the playoffs. Conference championship, "We're still going to get The Eagles swept two teams better," commented last week to clinch the title Baumgartner. "Our pitching and elevate their conference and base stealing has won us record to 18-3. games so far, but if we can FRC beat out Redwoods in get more consistent at a doubleheader April 9, swinging the bat and winning 5-0 and 12-9. On fielding, we're going to be a April 12, the Eagles hosted tough team to beat." Lassen in-a-doubleheader Pitching was key in the and won 7-6 in extra innings and 3-2. FRC has a five-game lead in the conference with See FRC, page 6C Portola's Will Marquette makes the catch a split second too late as Chester's Cole Conner slides onto the base at the Aces Ballpark last Friday. The two teams got the chance of a lifetime: to play ball in a Triple-A stadium. Players from both teams were awestruck through the majority of the game. Photo by Tiffany Williams Chester and Portola play at Aces Ballpark James Wilson downtown Reno. coach Terry Hernandez. "Ienabled them to play on the Sports Editor Though the game was part think most of the playersfield. Each team was of their regular schedule and were just too awestruck; it responsible for selling 400 affected their records, most intimidated them." tickets to Aces' games. Each It's every young baseball of the players were so The teams got to spend ticket is redeemable for any player's dream to make it to awestruck by the grandeur of seven innings at the parkgame during the Aces' the big leagues. Chester and the ballpark that they and every player made it off season except those on Portola's team came one step resembled fish out of water the bench and onto the field. Memorial Day and Fourth of closer to that dream last more than baseball players. Chester won the ballgame July. Friday -- at least for one day. "The highlight of the game 5-2. The ballpark is a much The two teams got the chance was defmitely the stadium. The two teams struck a different venue than the ones to play in the Reno Aces' Neither team actually played deal with the Reno Aces Triple-A ballpark in all that weU," joked Chester earlier in the year that See Aces, page 2C James Wilson Sports Editor Quincy's softball team is looking like it has what it takes to go all the way to the championship this season. The Lady Trojans took on Biggs in a doubleheader at home April 11 for two more wins to improve their league record to 3-1. Overall, the Trojans stand at 10-7-1 for the season. A grad slam by Brooke Potter helped the Trojans dominate the first game to win 15-2. The Trojans kept their momentum through the second game to win 8-3. The last time Quincy faced Biggs, on March 21, Biggs got the better of the Trojans to win by four. Quincy showed its opponent how much it's learned since then. "It was a total team effort," said Quincy coach Mike Yalung. "Great pitching, key hitting, heads-up base running and solid defense. It's starting to come together nicely." Quincy started putting runs on the board from the very beginning of the first game against Biggs. The Trojans were up 8-2 by the end of the second inning. Seven more runs in the next two innings ended the ghme in a mercy win. Not only did Potter hit her first grand slam of her softball career, she also went three for three at bat for six RBIs and two runs. Potter also pitched the first four innings, striking out six Biggs batters and walking only one. Lynda Nolan also went three for three at bat. Nolan got five RBIs and four runs. Tanah Braswell batted three for four for a .750 batting average. The Trojans' first baseman, Jasmin Sherman, led the team at bat in the Brooke Potter approaches the plate April 11 during Quincy's ..... ~:~::~:i:):i: doubleheader against Biggs. Potter hit her first-ever grand i:~i~i!i!iiii!ili~ii:~:iii~i~ slam in game one, contributing to the Trojans" 15-2 win over the visiting team. Photo by James Wilson second game. Sherman hit a home run, and nailed four RBIs and two runs. Sherman was als0 part of a double play that saved Quincy from losing its lead. In other Plumas County softball news, Portola beat Chester last week, but lost to Westwood. Before taking on Portola, the Volcanoes took down Liberty Christian. day, Portola had a home game once again against ..... Portola The Lady Tigers started their week hosting Westwood on April 8. The Tigers got behind early and ended up losing 6-3. The next Chester. Portola racked up : : the runs to win 10-3.The Tigers' record moved to 5-9-1 ................................ overall. Portola got off to a good start against Chester with one run in the first inning and four more in the third. Chester couldn't seem to hit off Portola and struck out 12 times. Chester scored three runs by the top of the fourth, but Portola ran five more players home later in the inning to seal the win. See Softball, page 3C