Gems' loss puts even more significance on Monday doubleheader
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Gems' loss puts even more significance on Monday doubleheader

Making the postseason got a little tougher for the Quincy Gems Sunday night. The Gems struggled offensively, managing only two hits during the first eight innings of a 13-2 Prospect League loss to Hannibal at QU Stadium. "We came out flat," Quincy manager Pat Robles said.

Roscetti's bloop single helps Hoots split doubleheader
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Roscetti's bloop single helps Hoots split doubleheader

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Joe Roscetti admits his walk-off hit probably shouldn't have been a single, but a little luck never hurts. Roscetti hit a bloop single to left field over the drawn in Terre Haute Rex infielders to drive in the winning run in a 7-6 victory

Klotz keeps Gems in race with arm
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Klotz keeps Gems in race with arm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Cody Klotz has been one of the most prolific offensive threats in the Prospect League this season, batting .345 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs. He ranks in the top five in all three categories. He led the Quincy Gem

Testing his Faith: Gems' Campbell relied on baseball, family when he needed it the most
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Testing his Faith: Gems' Campbell relied on baseball, family when he needed it the most

Spending this summer with the Quincy Gems was good for Aaron Campbell. It was the first time the to-be senior at Austin Peay University got a chance to play summer collegiate baseball. He did well, batting .300 in 100 at-bats. However, an arm injury he suffered during the spring came back to bother him right as the Gems are in the middle of a heated race for two playoff spots in the West Division. Nonetheless, Campbell simply enjoyed playing baseball for the first time in a while.

'It was embarrassing tonight': Hoots rocked in loss to Paints
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'It was embarrassing tonight': Hoots rocked in loss to Paints

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Second baseman Josh Lane could only watch as the Chillicothe Paints moved base to base in the top of the seventh inning. The Paints loaded the bases with no outs, and four walks brought home runs as the Hannibal Hoots defenders got no chan

Gems get only three hits but stay in playoff hunt
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Gems get only three hits but stay in playoff hunt

DANVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy Gems had only three hits against Danville Friday night, but that was enough for them to stay in the chase for a Prospect League Tournament berth. All three hits went for extra bases, lifting the Gems to a 5-2 victory at Danvill

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Prospect League Leaders through games of July 27

Batting Games -- Bryce Ball, Lafayette, 52; Andrew Czech, Chillicothe, 52; Ian Walters, Kokomo, 51; Adam Lopez, Springfield, 51; Chad Roberts, Chillicothe, 51. At-bats -- Chad Roberts, Chillicothe, 206; Andrew Czech, Chillicothe, 197; Bryce Ball, Lafayette,

Gems settle for doubleheader split, stay 2 1/2 games out of playoffs
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Gems settle for doubleheader split, stay 2 1/2 games out of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Jimmy Huber provided the heroics in Game 1 of a Prospect League doubleheader Thursday night. The Quincy Gems couldn't replicate that in the second game, settling for a split with the Springfield Sliders at Robin Roberts Stadium. Huber

Hoots fall victim to another strong out by Paints pitcher
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Hoots fall victim to another strong out by Paints pitcher

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Chillicothe Paints pitcher Zack Harvey took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Wednesday night. Harvey's teammate Michael Jacob followed that with his own impressive outing Thursday night. Jacob allowed just one hit in seven innings of wor

Gems nearly no-hit as winning streak ends
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Gems nearly no-hit as winning streak ends

QUINCY -- Corey Young knew eventually a hit would fall for the Quincy Gems Wednesday night. "We were making contact up there," said Young, the Gems' shortstop. "We just couldn't get any to fall. Someone needed to get the barrel of the bat out there." Young