Prospect League

Two for Four: Gems' Huber, Hoots' Kujawa take swing at four questions

Jimmy Huber
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 8:00 am Updated: Jul. 11, 2018 10:30 am

The Herald-Whig sports staff will go beyond the field each week to find out a little more about the Quincy Gems and Hannibal Hoots.

 

Jimmy Huber

6-foot-4 -- 215 -- R/R

Eastern Illinois -- Pompton Lakes, N.J.

 

What's your best single-game performance in your career?

Probably my senior year of high school when I hit a walk-off home run to win our county championship.

 

Other than your ballpark, what's your favorite one in the Prospect League?

Hannibal. I like the short drive. It's actually a really nice field, too. I like it.

 

What's something you always remember to bring on a road trip?

My glove. Every time I bring my glove. You can't play without it.

 

How did you celebrate the Fourth of July as a kid?

We'd go on a picnic and sit on the hill and watch the fireworks. The neighborhood had these expensive fireworks and set them off. It was a lot of fun.

Quinton Kujawa

Quinton Kujawa

6-foot-5 -- 175 -- R/R

Lewis & Clark CC -- Mount Vernon, Ill.

 

What's your best single-game performance in your career?

In high school in the regional semifinal, I struck out 14 of the 18 batters I faced. I threw six innings, I didn't give up any earned runs and didn't walk any. It was a pretty good day.

 

Other than your ballpark, what's your favorite one in the Prospect League?

Can I give two? I really liked Kokomo, and I really liked Chillicothe's. Chillicothe had an older vibe, kind of like Clemens (Field) except it had turf, and there was a bunch of people. Kokomo's stadium is just unreal. Nothing tops that.

 

What's something you always remember to bring on a road trip?

A phone charger. Those bus rides get pretty long, and you can be on them for four or five hours. If you don't have a phone charger, you can be in trouble.

 

How did you celebrate the Fourth of July as a kid?

We'd wake up early and go swimming at either my aunt's or my grandma's. Our town had a scramble for golf every year, and that was a big deal. Then there were fireworks at the airport, then we'd come back to my grandma's and cook out.

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