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Gems keep pace in West Division on Bone's clutch hit

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Logan Bone knew he wasn't going to get cheated at the plate in the eighth inning against Danville pitcher Jack Simons. He studied Ryan Light's 10-pitch at-bat from the on-deck circle. While Light struck out, Bone... More>>

Ready to take flight: QU freshmen get first taste of playing together in city doubles tourney

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Sydney Lynch and Gabi Papachrisanthou committed to be college teammates months ago, but they never actually met until Friday. "Never, ever," Lynch said. "I had never even talked to her."

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Rex offense comes alive late against Cavemen, take first place

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Jake Eikleberry was pitching well against the contending Terre Haute Rex through five innings. More>>

Gems fall a game out of first with loss to Dans

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The Quincy Gems had their best hitter at the plate down two runs with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. More>>

Father, daughter defeat mother for mixed doubles final

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There was only one obstacle left between Curt and Kadi Fauble and the mixed doubles championship -- Kathy Fauble (Curt's wife and Kadi's mother) and her playing partner Ethan Arns. More>>

Fauble, Holzgrafe win women's doubles final as first-time partners

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Kadi Fauble and Becky Holzgrafe had to find a winning formula quickly. They discovered it and it led to claiming the Quincy tennis women's open doubles title Sunday.
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LaTour, Willing muscle way to doubles tennis title

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Bill LaTour is hard to beat when he's serving at his best. He was in the Quincy Tennis Association City Tournament doubles final Sunday, which meant trouble for his opponents Curt Fauble and Ryan Schnack.
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Mortillaro saves Gems from complete meltdown, helps Quincy pull even with Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- With first place and a playoff spot at stake, the Quincy Gems tried to give Saturday night's game away. Joe Mortillaro refused to let that happen. Called in from the bullpen with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, two runners on base and the Gems clinging to a two-run lead over the Terre Haute Rex, Mortillaro retired the two batters he faced to preserve the 10-8 victory at Bob Warn Field.

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Father trumps son to help doubles team reach championship match

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The adage has always been "father knows best." Curtis Fauble made a minor adjustment to that Saturday. It's now "father plays best."

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  • Taylor's hit awakens Gems' bats, beat Cavemen

    Taylor's hit awakens Gems' bats, beat Cavemen

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:46:56 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Demetre Taylor wasn't lacking confidence as he dug in for his third at-bat to lead off the sixth inning against the Hannibal Cavemen. The Quincy Gems' No. 3 hitter struck out twice in his...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Demetre Taylor wasn't lacking confidence as he dug in for his third at-bat to lead off the sixth inning against the Hannibal Cavemen. The Quincy Gems' No. 3 hitter struck out twice in his...
  • Dunker making Victory Lane his home once again at Quincy Raceways

    Dunker making Victory Lane his home once again at Quincy Raceways

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:51:24 GMT
    By most drivers' standards, Tony Dunker's season would be considered an unquestionable success. Unfortunately, because of what Dunker accomplished the two preceding years, this summer has seemed rather pedestrian....
    By most drivers' standards, Tony Dunker's season would be considered an unquestionable success. Unfortunately, because of what Dunker accomplished the two preceding years, this summer has seemed rather pedestrian....
  • Hinkamper claims fifth straight Quincy city singles tennis title

    Hinkamper claims fifth straight Quincy city singles tennis title

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:24:44 GMT
    Ian Hinkamper lasered a return shot from Ryan Schnack during the second set of Sunday's Quincy Tennis Association men's open division singles championship. The ball caught the top of the net and fell lazily...
    Ian Hinkamper lasered a return shot from Ryan Schnack during the second set of Sunday's Quincy Tennis Association men's open division singles championship. The ball caught the top of the net and fell lazily...
  • Gems make sure Kings find no relief, hold onto West Division lead

    Gems make sure Kings find no relief, hold onto West Division lead

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:22:29 GMT
    When the Champion City Kings went to their bullpen Sunday night, the Quincy Gems went to work. Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and a six-run seventh inning led to an 11-3 victory at QU-Stadium...
    When the Champion City Kings went to their bullpen Sunday night, the Quincy Gems went to work. Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and a six-run seventh inning led to an 11-3 victory at QU-Stadium...
  • Once a Raider: Former QND standout Cornell looks to make Oakland roster

    Once a Raider: Former QND standout Cornell looks to make Oakland roster

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:52:23 GMT
    Jack Cornell's parents casually suggested he ship them some wine while he's spending time in Napa Valley in the coming weeks. He had to remind them wine tasting won't be on his agenda ...
    Jack Cornell's parents casually suggested he ship them some wine while he's spending time in Napa Valley in the coming weeks. He had to remind them wine tasting won't be on his agenda ...

  • Quintero wins second-set tiebreaker to clinch women's city tennis title

    Quintero wins second-set tiebreaker to clinch women's city tennis title

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:40:43 GMT
    After forcing a tiebreaker in the second set against Kadi Fauble, Theresa Quintero had one thing on her mind. Don't let the match go to a third set. Quintero took the tiebreaker over Fauble to win the Quincy Tennis...
    After forcing a tiebreaker in the second set against Kadi Fauble, Theresa Quintero had one thing on her mind. Don't let the match go to a third set. Quintero took the tiebreaker over Fauble to win the Quincy Tennis...
  • Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

    Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:44:55 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Cavemen held a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader at Clemens Field. A sweep over Springfield was within reach. Then, the Sliders made it interesting ...



    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Cavemen held a comfortable 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader at Clemens Field. A sweep over Springfield was within reach. Then, the Sliders made it interesting ...

  • Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

    Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:43:28 GMT
    More than 1,700 miles from San Diego State University's campus, Tyler Adkison found a familiar face on the mound at QU-Stadium Saturday night. He dug in for his first at-bat in the first inning to face Champion City...
    More than 1,700 miles from San Diego State University's campus, Tyler Adkison found a familiar face on the mound at QU-Stadium Saturday night. He dug in for his first at-bat in the first inning to face Champion City...
  • Rex rout Cavemen with big fourth inning

    Rex rout Cavemen with big fourth inning

    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Christian Cavaness admitted the extreme humidity at Clemens Field Tuesday night was taxing. Though both the Hannibal Cavemen and Terre Haute Rex played in it, the Rex made it more uncomrotable on the...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Christian Cavaness admitted the extreme humidity at Clemens Field Tuesday night was taxing. Though both the Hannibal Cavemen and Terre Haute Rex played in it, the Rex made it more uncomrotable on the...
  • QND's Polak commits to play baseball at South Carolina

    QND's Polak commits to play baseball at South Carolina

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:50:43 GMT
    Despite being courted by many of the nation's top collegiate baseball programs, Joey Polak had taken the extra attention in stride.
    Despite being courted by many of the nation's top collegiate baseball programs, Joey Polak had taken the extra attention in stride.
  • Today's Poll

  • This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the screen debut of "Field of Dreams." Which is your favorite baseball movie?

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    Bull Durham
    9%
    45 votes
    Field of Dreams
    23%
    123 votes
    The Natural
    12%
    62 votes
    Bang the Drum Slowly
    1%
    7 votes
    Pride of the Yankees
    5%
    29 votes
    The Rookie
    5%
    24 votes
    Major League
    11%
    58 votes
    The Sandlot
    20%
    108 votes
    A League of Their Own
    11%
    58 votes
    Eight Men Out
    3%
    16 votes
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