Champions! Quincy All Stars crowned Branch County Fair Youth Baseball Champions with win over Union City

COLDWATER — The scenario was simple for the Quincy All Stars heading into Wednesday night at the Branch County Fair Youth Baseball Tournament. Win against a very good Union City Charger team, the trophy is yours. Now, if Union City were to in fact win, well then all sorts of scenarios were plausible, especially with Coldwater winning earlier in the night. With a Charger win there would be a three way tie atop the standings, meaning the championship would head to a tiebreaker. Quincy made sure that did not need to happen however, playing fundamentally sound baseball on their way to a clutch 6-4 win over the scrappy Chargers as Quincy finished the Branch County Fair Baseball Tournament unbeaten at 3-0, winning the championship in the process .

“It’s always nice to win (a championship) but the entire purpose behind us starting this program (The Village/QBSA) was to develop the youth, emphasize the fundamentals of the game, and teach the kids how to handle adversity and become solid young but,” Quincy co-head coach Joey Wright said. “The key to our success is the kids buying into the team philosophy, sticking to basic fundamentals, and doing whatever to help your teammates. We take that family family philosophy seriously, hence the name ‘The Village’, because it takes a village.”

Quincy's Bryson Estlow swings for the fences Wednesday versus Union City at the Branch County Fair

Behind that philosophy the Quincy All Star team, made up of members of the travel team from Quincy called The Village, along with members of the Quincy Baseball and Softball Association (QBSA), put together a dominant summer, chocked full of championships, trophies and memories, all of which were capped off Wednesday with their win at the Branch County Fair.

Union City did not make things easy at all for the eventual champions however, and it all started in the first inning with the long ball.

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