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Iulletln, ffecora, Progresswe, Reporter Wednesday, May 7, 2014 lC SPORTS AND : PLUIVlA: OUN Chester's winning streak ends00.00,at 10 James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com ' The Volcanoes' hot streak is officially over. The Chester baseball team lost May 1 to University Prep, putting an end to its 10-game winning streak. Despite the loss, Chester is still in good shape in both league and division standings. Chester was seemingly unbeatable. The last time the Volcanoes lost was March 27, and that too was to University Prep. University Prep remained in the top spot of the Five-Star League, but is in a different division than the Volcanoes. Chester sits second in the Division V standings as well, behind Maxwell. Chester trailed the entire game against University Prep to lose 10-3. Earlier that week, though, the Volcanoes gained two more wins with an 8-6 victory over Quincy on April 28 and a tight 8-7 win against Redding Christian the next day. From the week's results, Chester's record bumped up to 12-5 ovei-all with a 5-2 league record. TheVolcanoes put themselves'into a prime spot for the playoff seeding. Against U Prep, Chester was behind from the first inning. University Prep started with three runs in the first, but Chester fired back with two in the second. University Prep added seven more runs to its' score, and .Chester got one more player home in the Fifth. "It was a good run, no doubt," commented Chester coach Terry Hernandez on Chester's end to its streak. Chester teammates Spencer Lee, left, and Matt Blanton high-five after Blanton made it to home plate April 28 at Quincy. The Volcanoes were on a roll, winning 10 straight games. Photo by James Wilson against Quincy the majority of the game, but came back to tie it 5-5 in the sixth, inning, then team. Now the focus is on finishing strong and preparing for a playoff run." whole game. Chester was up 8-2 in the fourth inning before Redding Christian started chipping away at the Volcanoes' lead. In the seventh inning, Redding Christian got three runs, one run short of tying it up. Grant pitched the entire game, giving up eight hits. Conner led in RBIs for the game with four. In other games involving Plumas County teams last week, Quincy lost two more to end its week without a win, Portola beat Biggs twice and lost twice to Maxwell and, Greenville lost both games of a doubleheader at Big Valley. Quincy In addition to losing to Chester, Quincy lost both games of a doubleheader at Colusa on April 29. The three losses during the week dropped the Trojans' league record to 3-4 and their overall record to 11-9. Colusa controlled both games to win 25-4 and 10-5. Colusa had three big innings to win the first game. Quincy's opponent scored nine runs in the first, eight in the second and eight more in the fourth. Quincy brought four players home in the second inning for its only runs of the game. The Trojans went through three pitchers, looking for the right fit, and allowed 21 hits. Conversely, at bat, Quincy only connected five times. "Our.piteddefense has .....  -Chester reall:cshined4n its :"::win itwith threevuns:m:the really stepped-up, No shame other two games last week. seventh and final inning. in losing to a Division III The Volcanoes were behind Spencer Lee and Tristan James led the Volcanoes in hits with two apiece. Tyler Grant got just one hit in, but his ctottbte resulted in three RBIs. Cole Conner showed his speed by stealing two bases. Lee pitched for the first six inning for two strikeouts, then Hunter Morris closed in the seventh, also strriclng out two; Against Redding Christian, Chester kept the lead the Erik Schwartz led Quincy with two RBIs. The Trojans did better in the second game, but still gave up 12 hits. Colusa scored eight of its i0 runs in the sixth inning Adrik Yacelga led .that See Baseball, page 8C Players for the Feather River College baseball team celebrate after Nathan Reynolds makes it home to win the May 3 game against Mission College in the 11th inning. FRC's win was sandwiched between two losses, which ended the team's season in the regional playoffs. Photo by James Wilson Golden Eagles finish winning season James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com It was another great year for Feather River CoUege baseball. The Eagles took the Golden Valley Conference title for the eighth straight year, and made it into the playoffs. Though the Eagles were the team to beat, and had many teams gunning for them, they still ended their season with an amazing record. FRC finished its season in th e regional playoffs last weekend, losing two of three games to Mission College out of Santa Clara. The one win and two losses brought FRC's overall record to 29-10. FRC fmished its conference play the week before with a 20-5 record. Mission came to Feather River College with guns a' blazing, beating FRC 19-5 in game one May 2. The next day, the Eagles squeaked out a 5-2 win in the llth inning, before losing 9-1 later in the afternoon. "I thought we had a good year," commented FRC coach Terry Baumgartner. "We accomplished a lot and we improved. The second half of the season, though, our pitching flipped. We didn't have the depth towards the end that we had in February and March." Despite some trip-ups on the mound, FRC received .multiple accolades for its season. Skylar Haynes, Kody Kuhlman, Chadwick Ka'Alekahi, Michael Sanderson, Nathan Reynolds, Bronson Aiwohi and Eli Putnam all made first team All-Conference. Kuhlman, Clay Eagleton, Shane Fenci, Alden Goebel and Brandon Coborn all earned a place on the .: All,Academic team for the conference. All of them had GPAs higher than a 3.0. The Eagles had some .... problems sizing up their : .... opponent in the first game ........... against Mission. FRC went J'" through seven pitchers, trying to find the right equation. In the first inning, Mission scored seven runs to start the game with a substantial lead. From the get go, FRC played catch-up. By the time the Eagles scored their first rtm in the fourth inning, Mission had nine runs. A big moment for FRC came in the seventh inning. Reynolds knocked one over the fence to bring See FRC, page 2C