Prospect League

Top hitters power Gems to road victory

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jul. 12, 2019 2:00 am

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Joey Polak stayed in his groove. Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli has never gotten out of his.

And the Quincy Gems continue to win games.

Polak doubled and homered, giving him five extra-base hits in the last two games, and Clark-Chiapparelli doubled and homered, keeping him among the Prospect League leaders in both categories, as the Gems dispatched the Cape Catfish 7-3 Thursday night at Capaha Field.

Quincy has won three in a row and five of its last seven games and sits just 1 1/2 games out of second place in the West Division.

This time, an opportunistic offense turned the tide.

Scoreless going to the fourth inning, Drew Behling led off with the top of the inning with a walk and went to third on Polak's double. Behling scored on Clark-Chiapparelli's infield single. After a walk to Kal Youngquist to load the bases and consecutive outs, Polak scored on a passed ball before Cade Schares delivered a two-run infield single.

Clark-Chiapparelli hit a solo home run in the fifth, and Polak smoked a two-run shot in the seventh. Polak was 3 for 5 with two RBIs, while Clark Chiapparelli went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

Ty Peccioli improved to 3-1 by allowing two runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Gems 7, Catfish 3

Quincy Cape

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Young dh 5 0 0 0 Stone rf 4 1 2 0

Behling lf 3 2 1 0 Washington c 4 1 1 1

Polak 3b 5 2 3 2 Keck c 3 0 0 1

Clrk-Chpli cf 4 2 3 2 Hanna lf 3 1 1 0

Yngquist 1b 3 1 0 0 Doyla 3b 3 0 1 0

Crowl ss 4 0 0 0 Behrends cf 3 0 1 1

Caplinger c 4 0 0 0 Howe 2b 4 0 2 0

Schares rf 4 0 2 2 Pedrouzo dh 4 0 0 0

Borden 2b 4 0 1 0 Cottom 1b 4 0 0 0

Totals 36 7 10 6 Totals 32 3 8 3

Quincy 000 410 200 -- 7

Cape 100 100 010 -- 3

DP--Cape 1. LOB--Quincy 5, Cape 6. 2B--Polak, Clark-Chipparelli, Stone, Howe. 3B–Stone. HR--Polak, Clark-Chipparelli, Washington. SF--Keck. CS--Hanna, Doyle.

IP H R ER BB SO

Quincy

Peccioli W, 3-1 5 1-3 6 2 2 1 7

Ignoffo 3 2-3 2 1 1 2 5

Cape

Springer L, 3-3 4 2-3 6 5 5 3 5

Smart 2 1-3 4 2 2 0 1

Vogt 2 0 0 0 0 2

Umpires--None listed.

T--2:36. A--687.