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Mortillaro's return from 'dead arm' bolsters Gems bullpen

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Gems pitcher Joe Mortillaro knew something wasn't right during his second start of the season on June 3. In just one inning, Mortillaro allowed five runs on two hits and walked six. That didn't worry Mortillaro... More>>

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>>

Gems' Taylor wants to be on television, but not for sports

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Demetre Taylor spends the majority of his time at the baseball diamond at Eastern Illinois University. But every morning at 11, he's live on the airwaves with the school's radio station The Odyssey. The Quincy... More>>

Walk-off double pushes Rex past Gems and into first place all alone

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- If the Quincy Gems are going to make the Prospect League playoffs, their offense better come to life. It better happen soon, too.

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Mental error, wild pitch cost Gems victory against Dans

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Brandon Shirley caught the Quincy Gems off guard. That allowed the Terre Haute Rex to catch up a little, too. Shirley, the Danville Dans center fielder who led off the ninth inning Wednesday night with a walk...
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Gems stay in first with win over Kings

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Quincy Gems reliever Tyler Knight came on in the bottom of the seventh inning to stop a Champion City Kings rally. Before he even threw a pitch a run scored. The Kings had runners in scoring position with one out as... More>>

Down early, Quincy Gems rally for victory

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Springfield Sliders struck early, but in the end the Quincy Gems prevailed with a 5-1 Prospect League victory Friday night. Springfield (9-33) opened the scoring in the second inning when Dominick Bregar scored on a Quincy error ...

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Gems slip against Sliders as Quincy struggles offensively

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The Quincy Gems were flying high after beating the Terre Haute Rex three times over Tuesday and Wednesday, claiming first place in the Prospect League's West Division. Manager Chris Martin certainly was not expecting... More>>

Fight to stay fresh: Gems' middle infielders surviving without much backup

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If there's an easy remedy for the aches and pains that come with playing baseball every day, Mitch Gasbarro is looking for it. "Recently, I've been going to the hot tub at the YMCA and it helps a little bit,"... More>>

Pitching combines to limit Dans to five hits in Caveman victory

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DANVILLE, Ill. -- Brendan Kleekamp allowed two runs on two hits in six innings for the Hannibal Cavemen against the Danville Dans Tuesday night. More>>

Ninth-inning error by Cavemen allows Dans to walk off with victory

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DANVILLE, Ill. -- An error by the Hannibal Cavemen in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed the Danville Dans to score the winning run in a 3-2 Prospect League victory Friday night. With two outs and runners at first and second, the Dans' Trevor Rucker hit a ball that Cavemen second baseman Jeff Smith couldn't handle, resulting in the error that allowed Dylan Alexander to score from second.

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Cavemen looking to put together season-ending win streak

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Cavemen have yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but the players understand the outlook is bleak. Still, Josh Griffith is confident the Cavemen can finish the season... More>>

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

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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... More>>

Cavemen stave off Sliders, salvage doubleheader sweep

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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 ...

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Adkison gets the better of Kings pitcher, college teammate

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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>>

Rex jump out early, Cavemen can't recover in loss

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Terre Haute Rex scored eight runs combined in the third and fourth innings to shut the door on the Hannibal Cavemen en route to an 11-5 Prospect League victory Friday night at Bob Warn Field ...
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Cavemen lose on road after topsy-turvy ninth inning

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DANVILLE, Ill. — First, the Danville Dans couldn't finish off the Hannibal Cavemen. Then, the Cavemen couldn't end it themselves. Hannibal scored twice in the top of the ninth inning... More>>

Cavemen create problems for themselves in loss to Paints

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Cavemen couldn't overcome their own mistakes Wednesday night. The Cavemen committed five errors, hit four batters and allowed four unearned runs...
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Gems able to finish off another victory over Rex, extend West Division lead

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With less than three weeks remaining in the Prospect League's regular season, Kyle Cedotal knows every game counts, especially against a team as dangerous as the Terre Haute Rex. That's what made the ninth inning... More>>

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