Simple philosophy to pitching helps Hughes hold off Raiders
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Simple philosophy to pitching helps Hughes hold off Raiders

QUINCY -- Kollen Hughes hadn't faced a lineup quite like the one the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team puts together. "I was definitely nervous," the Central junior right-handed pitcher said. Understandably so. "The top of their lineup is stacked...

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Seventh-inning rally leads to sweep for QU
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Seventh-inning rally leads to sweep for QU

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In need of a late-inning rally, the Quincy University baseball team had the right part of the lineup coming to the plate. With Jake Walters driving in the game-tying run and Jack Klages delivering a two-out, two-run double...

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Raiders' Ray finally returns to mound

QUINCY -- When a right-handed reliever began warming up in the bullpen deep in the left-field corner at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield, it didn't raise many eyebrows. Then people figured out who it was. That piqued everyone's interest.

Bradshaw gets out of jam, helps JWCC salvage split
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Bradshaw gets out of jam, helps JWCC salvage split

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The John Wood baseball team split a doubleheader against Illinois Central on Friday afternoon, winning 7-6 and losing 6-3. John Wood (15-23) scored four runs in the first inning of the opener thanks to RBI singles by Zak Whalin, Lando

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HLGU wins first AMC game in season finale

PARKVILLE, Mo. -- The Hannibal-LaGrange University baseball team picked up its first American Midwest Conference victory on the final day of the season with a 9-6 victory over Park before falling 7-2 in the second game Friday. Park (23-24, 11-17 AMC) jump

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Vilchez throws no-hitter for Culver-Stockton

LAMONI, Iowa -- Luis Vilchez threw a no-hitter to help the Culver-Stockton College baseball team split a pair of games against Heart of America Athletic Conference rival Graceland University, taking the first game 1-0 before dropping the second game 9-8.

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Maddox, Kroeger help Palmyra pick up 'road' win

QUINCY -- Jory Maddox had three hits, including a home run and two RBIs, as the Palmyra baseball team beat Centralia 3-0 in Clarence Cannon Conference play Thursday. The game was played at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ball Field at Quincy Notre Dame...

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Indians' offense comes to life against Eagles

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Caleb Lapsley went 4 for 4 with four RBIs as the Clark County baseball team rolled to a 13-3 victory over Knox County on Thursday. The Indians scored five runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run home run from Zeb Riney.

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Lewis, Hendricker guide Hornets to shutout victory

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Carter Lewis was instant offense Thursday for the Brown County baseball team. The lead-off hitter went 3 for 3 with three runs scored as the Hornets knocked off Winchester West Central 5-0. Lewis doubled leading off...

Cruz Mode: Central's Meier shakes off homer to pitch way to victory
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Cruz Mode: Central's Meier shakes off homer to pitch way to victory

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Cruz Meier didn't let giving up a two-run homer rattle him. He just came back stronger. "I just had to bear down that much more," said Meier, a right-handed pitcher for the Central baseball team. "I had to focus on hitting...