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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 20, 2015 lC SPORTS RECRII00ATION' Left, Chester's Matt Blanton, center right, gets mobbed at home plate by teammates Spencer Lee, Eddie Perez and Damon Stephens after hitting a walk-off home run against Burney. Above, Spencer Lee winds up for the toss against a Raiders batter. Photos by Greg Knight | | Ct :s00er smashes Burney, 1C ", in playoff opener Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Before last week's first-round Division 6 playoff game against No. 8 seed Burney, Chester junior Matt Blanton had hit five career home runs. It was, however, ffflrfrig tfi'at-gh/ile against the Raiders, which the top-seeded Volcanoes won, 10-1, that Blanton smashed his sixth a walk-off moonshot to start the bottom of the fifth inning. The Vols were already up 5-1 when Blanton came up to bat, but as he took to the batter's box, all it took was one pitch from Burney's Ray Guerrero, followed by Blanton's big swing, to send the ball flying almost to the edge of First Avenue: "I was ready for that pitch," Blanton said after the game. "I've been working hard on playing well this season and keeping my head up. The coaches have been keeping me and the rest of the team in a positive mindset as well." After Blanton was mobbed at home plate byhis " teammates and coaches Aaron Hardesty and Jake Simms, it was back to business as usual with the Vols adding four more runs in the inning, including three in a row from Silas Lagroue, Eddie Perez and " Adam Branch. The big threat for Chester in the game was Nick Cancilla, who led the Vols with two hits, three RBIs, a triple and a run during his four at-bats. He was also the Eddie Perez (No. 53) almost gets the steal to third base, but is tagged out at the bag by Burney's Wyatt Hibbeln. leader in defensive stops at runs in his five appearances Branch, Stephens, Blanton, the team in steals, with two first base with 11 runners at the plate. Perez also had a Jason Schlueter and Tristan apiece, while Blanton, caught out against his glove, pair of hits and a run during James, had RBIs in the Lagroue and Caleb Sylvester Branch had two hits and three at-bats, game. an RBI and garnered two In all, five Chester batters, Schlueter and Branch led See Chester, page 5C Trojan setup man Simon McQuarrie (No. 45) makes the toss against Fall River as Bulldog runner Ryan Reynolds considers stealing over to third base. Photo by Katie Gay Trojans upset Fall River in playoff opener Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Quincy Trojans baseball team lived to swing another day after upsetting the Fall River Bulldogs last week, winning the first-round Division 5 playoff game on a 9-5 final score. Head coach Randy Kelsch's team, which came into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed, stunned the No. 3 seed Bulldogs .in the top of the first inning by going up by two runs after Brendan Murray and Cody Morrison scored off an RBI double by Matt Beeson and an RBI by Tyler Hartline. A run by Lane Lamar in the second, courtesy of an RBI from Eric Wolfe, put Quincy up 3-0, though Fall River took advantage of a slight pitching slip by the Trojans to tie it up on three consecutive Bulldog runs. The Bulldogs were only See Trojans, page 5C LIGHTNING AUCTIONS.corn INCORPORATED "Hundreds of Items to be Sold Every Week!" Auctioneer's Note: I Lightning Auctions has been the leading auction house in Northern i Nevada for 25 plus years. Selling everything from antiques and i collectibles, entire estates, business liquidations and used vehicles. I We conduct online only auctions, provide appraisal services for bank- I ruptcies and estates, accept quality consignments, conduct estate i sales and we are always willing to go out and personally look at your. i items to see how we can help you. So if you need to sell or i looking to buy check us Lightning Auctions, Inc. 870 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks Nevada 89431 Phone: (775) 331-4222 Fax: ('/75) 331-4281 ,