Prospect League

Harrison earns Prospect League player of the week award

ELKVILLE, Ill. -- The Prospect League named Quincy Gems outfielder Brad Harrison and Chillicothe Paints pitcher Daryin Lewis as its player and pitcher of the week for the 10th and final week of the season. Harrison, from O'Fallon, Ill., hit .526 (10 for 19

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A Season To Forget: Gems ready to put worst season in franchise history behind them
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A Season To Forget: Gems ready to put worst season in franchise history behind them

The 2017 season was a historic one for the Quincy Gems. It wasn't the kind of history the Gems were wanting to make. After going 27-33 in each of the past two seasons, Quincy suffered its third consecutive losing season by finishing 21-39, the fewest wins for the club since it joined the Prospect League in 2009. Before this year, the fewest wins for the franchise, which was started in 1996 as a member of the Central Illinois Collegiate League, came in 2008 when the Gems went 21-27.

Gems wrap up Prospect League season with road victory
Prospect League

Gems wrap up Prospect League season with road victory

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- A pair of two-run home runs in the top of the sixth inning gave the Quincy Gems the lead for good in a 9-4 victory over Terre Haute in the Prospect League regular-season finale Saturday night at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Field. The Ge

Prospect League

Two strong innings lift Gems to Prospect League victory

DANVILLE, Ill. -- A pair of four-run innings gave the Quincy Gems all the offense they needed to beat Danville 8-2 in a Prospect League game Friday night at Danville Stadium. The victory over Danville, which entered the night a half-game behind Terre Haute

Former college coach returns to baseball as QHS coach
Prep Baseball

Former college coach returns to baseball as QHS coach

QUINCY -- Brandon Crisp's plans of becoming a baseball coach at a large college came to an end in the spring of 2014. Marriage and children will do that to you. "Leaving baseball was the hardest thing I ever did, but I wanted to start a family, and I wante

Gems players say goodbyes after home finale
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Gems players say goodbyes after home finale

QUINCY -- One final team picture, hugs shared between teammates and signing autographs for young fans. That was the scene among the Quincy Gems players following their 6-3 defeat to the Terre Haute Rex in their home finale at QU Stadium. There's still two

Polak leaves South Carolina, signs with Jefferson College
College Baseball

Polak leaves South Carolina, signs with Jefferson College

QUINCY -- Joey Polak spent his first year on the baseball team at the University of South Carolina as a redshirt after undergoing knee surgery during the winter. The Quincy Notre Dame graduate missed playing baseball last year. He doesn't want to risk not

Rex finish unbeaten at home against Gems
Prospect League

Rex finish unbeaten at home against Gems

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- If the Terre Haute Rex qualify for the Prospect League postseason, part of the reason will be the team's success against the Quincy Gems this summer. The Rex were undefeated in six home games against the Gems, including a 5-3 victory

Gems have best offensive night in rout
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Gems have best offensive night in rout

QUINCY -- The Quincy Gems put up their best offensive numbers of the season Tuesday night. The Gems banged out 15 runs on 15 hits as every batter in the lineup reached base in a 15-4 blowout over the Springfield Sliders at QU Stadium. The Gems (19-37) said

Wienhoff holding his own out of Gems bullpen
Prospect League

Wienhoff holding his own out of Gems bullpen

QUINCY -- Hunter Wienhoff finished the spring as the Wayne State University baseball team's No. 2 starter. The Quincy High School product is primarily coming out of the bullpen this summer for the Quincy Gems. Wienhoff hasn't been bothered by that. "Just t