Nelson turns in best outing of summer for Gems
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Nelson turns in best outing of summer for Gems

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Adam Nelson isn't a fan of the Prospect League's pitch count rules. It's easy to understand why after watching him pitch Wednesday night. The 6-foot-3 right-hander from Tioga, La., was dominant in the Quincy Gems' 4-2 victory over the Hann

Ray regaining form after Tommy John surgery
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Ray regaining form after Tommy John surgery

QUINCY Johnny Ray didn't let anyone see it, but he had butterflies when he stepped on the mound. His relief appearance for the Danville Dans in the Prospect League season-opener against the Hannibal Hoots on May 30 at Clemens Field was the first time Ray

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Adams County loses title game in sixth inning

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- A one-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning drove in the winning run as Adams County lost 2-1 to South Springfield in the Little League District 17 championship game on Wednesday night at Schmoldt Park. Adams County scored its on

Two for Four: Gems' Huber, Hoots' Kujawa take swing at four questions
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Two for Four: Gems' Huber, Hoots' Kujawa take swing at four questions

The Herald-Whig sports staff will go beyond the field each week to find out a little more about the Quincy Gems and Hannibal Hoots.

Gems manager gets two-game suspension for involvement in fight
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Gems manager gets two-game suspension for involvement in fight

QUINCY -- Quincy Gems manager Rick Fraire served the first game of a two-game suspension during Tuesday night's Prospect League game against the Hannibal Hoots. Both Fraire and Danville Dans manager Eric Coleman received two-game suspensions from Prospect

New faces making big contributions for Gems
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New faces making big contributions for Gems

QUINCY -- The Quincy Gems sent four pinch hitters to the plate during the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday. To Gems assistant coach Pat Robles, that meant one of two things. "We were either up by a lot or down by a lot," Robles said. "Fortunately, we we

Prospect League

Prospect League leaders through games of July 9

Prospect League Leaders Batting Average: Acker, CCK, .406; Dugas, DAN, .376; Rodriguez, QUI, .360; Roberts, CHI, .353; Kato, Dan, .337. Home Runs: Miller, SPR, 9; Klotz, QUI, 8; Paugh, DAN, 7; Lopez, SPR, 7; Anglin, CCK, 7. RBIs: Lopez, SPR, 35; Klotz, Q

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Adams County advances to District 17 title game

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Trailing 2-0 entering the bottom of the third inning, Adams County scored all of its runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings and defeated Rushville 14-4 in the Little League District 17 tournament on Tuesday at Schmoldt Park. Adams

Gems' offense comes alive in road victory
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Gems' offense comes alive in road victory

The Quincy Gems ended nearly two weeks of offensive frustration on Monday night by scoring 13 runs in the first two innings of a 13-8 victory over the Danville Dans in a Prospect League game at Danville Stadium. The Gems had averaged just 3.7 runs per gam

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Adams County loses in Little League district play

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Adams County allowed seven runs in the second inning and never could catch up in a 14-7 loss to South Springfield in a Little League District 17 tournament game on Monday night at Schmoldt Park.

Adams County scored in each of the final four innings, including four runs in the fifth to get to within 10-6. Denver Bryan had a single, a home run and drove in three runs, and Brady Lowe had two hits and drove in two runs.