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  • Two Cavemen home games postponed by flooding

    Two Cavemen home games postponed by flooding

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:17:53 GMT
    The Hannibal Cavemen’s home games on Thursday against Springfield and Friday against Danville have been postponed because of flooding at Clemens Field, the team announced. Cavemen general manager John Civitate said the infield at the stadium is under about an inch of standing water, while the parking lot and streets surrounding it are also flooded.
    The Hannibal Cavemen’s home games on Thursday against Springfield and Friday against Danville have been postponed because of flooding at Clemens Field, the team announced. Cavemen general manager John Civitate said the infield at the stadium is under about an inch of standing water, while the parking lot and streets surrounding it are also flooded.

With his confidence renewed, Gems' Busiek producing quality starts

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When Joe Mortillaro reunited with fellow Quincy Gems pitcher Jake Busiek at the beginning of the summer, he sensed something was different. Then he watched Busiek throw bullpen sessions and figured out what had changed. ... More>>

Gems flex some muscle, take victory into all-star break

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ­— A pair of two-run home runs allowed the Quincy Gems to pull away from the Springfield Sliders Sunday night. Tied at 5 heading into the seventh inning, the Gems' Cassidy Brown jacked a two-run home run...
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One big inning helps Cavemen end Rex's winning streak

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Hannibal Cavemen got all the offense they needed in the third inning Sunday afternoon. Hannibal scored seven runs in the inning, beating the Terre Haute Rex 8-3... More>>

McGinnis, Ullrich slug Sliders as Gems pick up lopsided victory

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Adam McGinnis is headed to the Prospect League All-Star Game because of his power, not his speed. So the fact he ended up a triple shy of the cycle Saturday night shouldn't come as a surprise.

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Cavemen unable to halt Rex's unbeaten start to second half

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The Hannibal Cavemen's lead didn't last long. After scoring two runs in the top of the fourth inning Saturday night at Bob Warn Field, the Cavemen allowed the Terre Haute Rex to plate four runs in the bottom of the frame and roll to an 8-2 Prospect League victory.

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Waller's hit seals comeback win for Cavemen over Gems

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Damon Waller didn't shy away from the opportunity to give the Hannibal Cavemen a late lead against the Quincy Gems Friday night. With two on and no outs in a tie game in the bottom of the eighth, he... More>>

Springfield pitching blanks struggling Cavemen

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Nick Riotto's solo home run in the fourth inning was all the offense the Springfield Sliders needed against the Hannibal Cavemen Wednesday night at Robin Roberts Field. More>>

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  • Gems lose another road game as Paints rally in ninth inning

    Gems lose another road game as Paints rally in ninth inning

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-06-25 14:23:49 GMT
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- The Quincy Gems pitching staff held the Chillicothe Paints to three hits in the first eight innings at VA Memorial Stadium Tuesday night. The Gems then allowed three hits in the bottom of the ninth...
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- The Quincy Gems pitching staff held the Chillicothe Paints to three hits in the first eight innings at VA Memorial Stadium Tuesday night. The Gems then allowed three hits in the bottom of the ninth...
  • From the crease to the backstop: Hockey roots help McGinnis succeed as Gems catcher

    From the crease to the backstop: Hockey roots help McGinnis succeed as Gems catcher

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:30:35 GMT
    It's a simple philosophy: Stop anything coming toward you. That's how Adam McGinnis lives his life. It's how he's always lived it. While growing up in Normal, Ill., McGinnis played a variety of sports...
    It's a simple philosophy: Stop anything coming toward you. That's how Adam McGinnis lives his life. It's how he's always lived it. While growing up in Normal, Ill., McGinnis played a variety of sports...
  • Cavemen can't recover from RiverRats big first inning

    Cavemen can't recover from RiverRats big first inning

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:04:39 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Brett Marr thought he had pulled the Hannibal Cavemen within a run of the Richmond RiverRats in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday night. Instead, his line drive destined for left field found the...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Brett Marr thought he had pulled the Hannibal Cavemen within a run of the Richmond RiverRats in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday night. Instead, his line drive destined for left field found the...
  • Taylor's four-RBI day helps Gems end three-game skid

    Taylor's four-RBI day helps Gems end three-game skid

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:46:53 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy Gems needed a jolt offensively after scoring just seven runs during a three-game losing streak. Demetre Taylor changed everything.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy Gems needed a jolt offensively after scoring just seven runs during a three-game losing streak. Demetre Taylor changed everything.

  • Four-run first inning propels Cavemen to road victory

    Four-run first inning propels Cavemen to road victory

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-06-23 15:32:21 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With two outs in the top of the first inning Sunday night and facing an 0-2 count, Tyler Bethune did exactly what he'd been told to do at every level of his career...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With two outs in the top of the first inning Sunday night and facing an 0-2 count, Tyler Bethune did exactly what he'd been told to do at every level of his career...
  • Gems suffer first home loss of season

    Gems suffer first home loss of season

    Sunday, June 22 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-06-22 05:23:36 GMT
    Clayton Evans has played enough games for the Quincy Gems this summer to know a thing or two about QU-Stadium's left-field wall. "It's not very forgiving," Evans said. "It took a little while to get used to that...
    Clayton Evans has played enough games for the Quincy Gems this summer to know a thing or two about QU-Stadium's left-field wall. "It's not very forgiving," Evans said. "It took a little while to get used to that...
  • Gems fall out of first place in the West Division after being swept

    Gems fall out of first place in the West Division after being swept

    Saturday, June 21 2014 2:49 AM EDT2014-06-21 06:49:03 GMT
    DANVILLE, Ill. — A five-run fifth inning by the Danville Dans led to 10-5 victory in Game 1 of Friday night's doubleheader with the Quincy Gems at Danville Stadium. The Dans took the nightcap, winning 7-2 to complete the sweep...
    DANVILLE, Ill. — A five-run fifth inning by the Danville Dans led to 10-5 victory in Game 1 of Friday night's doubleheader with the Quincy Gems at Danville Stadium. The Dans took the nightcap, winning 7-2 to complete the sweep...

  • Two bad innings doom Cavemen as Rex complete sweep

    Two bad innings doom Cavemen as Rex complete sweep

    Saturday, June 21 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-06-21 06:45:56 GMT
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Hannibal Cavemen were poised to take the first game of a Prospect League doubleheader against the Terre Haute Rex with a three-run lead heading into the sixth. They just couldn't get the third out in the inning...
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Hannibal Cavemen were poised to take the first game of a Prospect League doubleheader against the Terre Haute Rex with a three-run lead heading into the sixth. They just couldn't get the third out in the inning...

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