Coach of the Year: John helps Eagles live up to their potential
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Coach of the Year: John helps Eagles live up to their potential

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Each conversation Brigham John had individually with the Liberty baseball players revealed a common thread. The Eagles had been told for years they had potential, and they were still holding onto that promise. John wanted them...

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Post 37 uses big first inning to top Hannibal

KINDERHOOK, Ill. -- The Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team scored the first seven runs against Hannibal Post 55 Thursday afternoon on the way to a 14-4 victory. Post 37 plated six runs in the bottom of the first inning as Brady Nierman led off wi

More numbers, no problems: Post 37 enjoying larger roster this summer
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More numbers, no problems: Post 37 enjoying larger roster this summer

QUINCY -- Low numbers kept the Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team from playing in the state tournament despite winning a district championship last summer. Post 37 coach Scott Nierman won't have that issue this season. Post 37 has 13 players on t

Sixth-inning collapse ends QND's season in sectional championship game
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Sixth-inning collapse ends QND's season in sectional championship game

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ill. -- One more out, and the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team was heading to the seventh inning needing just one run to keep its season alive. Two swings of the bat changed that plan. Pleasant Plains' Carter Weiters hit a two-run home run,

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Painter's fastball overwhelms QND hitters

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ill. -- A theme started to develop during the first three innings of Saturday's Class 2A Pleasant Plains Sectional championship game. The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team had a lot of swings and misses. The Raiders struggled to make contact

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Eagles pound out another victory, will play for sectional title

ABINGDON, Ill. -- The pressure of having to continue to win in the postseason hasn't impacted the Liberty baseball team just yet. "We're traveling everybody," Eagles coach Brigham John said. "The seniors are locked in. The freshmen are goofy...

QND uses 10-run inning to overpower Warrensburg-Latham
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QND uses 10-run inning to overpower Warrensburg-Latham

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ill. -- If you're a glass-half-empty kind of baseball fan, you're concerned about the 11 runners left on base and the fact that Quincy Notre Dame had just two hits in five of the game's six innings.

Blue Devils struggle to back up Flowerree's effort
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Blue Devils struggle to back up Flowerree's effort

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Two weeks ago, Dax Flowerree had a splint on his hand and was being told he needed as many as three weeks to recover from ECL tendinitis on the outside of his left hand and wrist. Wednesday night, the senior right-hander...

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Canton's bid for third straight state appearance ends in quarterfinals

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. -- The Canton baseball team had it set up for a dramatic finish. The ending just didn't go the way the Tigers hoped. Trey Metz struck out with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning in an 8-6 loss to Russellville...

Gooding, Chargers unable to blast way through to title game
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Gooding, Chargers unable to blast way through to title game

SHERRARD, Ill. -- Having homered in both of the Illini West baseball team's regional games, Kennedy Gooding was at it again in Wednesday's Class 2A Sherrard Sectional semifinals. Starting on the mound, Gooding helped himself...