Sunday Conversation with Dennis Bastien
Mat Mikesell

Sunday Conversation with Dennis Bastien

Dennis Bastien's life has revolved around baseball. In some instances, he's revolved around the baseball world. After playing baseball through college at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Bastien got his first gig as a minor league baseball

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Gems outfielder doesn't want health scare to end baseball career
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Gems outfielder doesn't want health scare to end baseball career

QUINCY Frankie Perrone thought he simply had a really bad headache. He didn't think his life would be in danger just a few hours later. The Quincy Gems outfielder and Eastern Illinois University student was at his home in Park Ridge, 15 miles northwest of

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Beyond the Boxscore: Chisholm's innings critical for Gems bullpen

QUINCY -- Dylan Chisholm's debut with the Quincy Gems was a forgettable one. His second relief appearance, however, was one the Gems' bullpen needed. The left-handed pitcher from John Wood Community College entered in the second inning facing a 7-0 deficit

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QUINCY -- Chase Simmons is fulfilling a dream of getting to play professional baseball. That leaves a void on the Quincy Gems roster. Simmons, a senior from Lubbuck Christian University, signed a contract with the Gateway Grizzlies...