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Four Gems players honored by Prospect League

ELKVILLE, Ill. -- Four members of the Quincy Gems have been named to the Prospect League postseason all-star team. Joey Polak, Kyle Crowl, Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli and Nick McRandal were all selected to represent the Gems on the West Division squad...

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Out with a Bang: Hoots hammer 22 runs to end season with victory

QUINCY -- One final game with no playoff implications allowed the Hannibal Hoots to simply just enjoy the game. "We just wanted to let loose," Hoots outfielder Mark Goudy said. "There wasn't anything riding on anything today. It was more than just...

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Gems finish season with win over Sliders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- On Sunday, Quincy Notre Dame product Tommy Ray got his first start for the Quincy Gems in a 17-3 beat down of the Springfield Sliders. On Tuesday, Ray picked up his first win in the Prospect League.

Hoots can't capitalize on Lunger's final outing, swept in twinbill
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Hoots can't capitalize on Lunger's final outing, swept in twinbill

QUINCY -- Tyler Lunger couldn't have thrown a better game in perhaps his final outing of his career. The Indiana University Kokomo right-handed pitcher dazzled for the Hannibal Hoots, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out 10 across...

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Sliders eliminate Gems from playoff contention

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The worst team in the Prospect League played spoiler Monday night. The Springfield Sliders, owners of a league-record 24-game winning streak and a sub-.200 winning percentage, knocked the Quincy Gems out of playoff contention...

Local arms sling Gems into second place in West in playoff chase
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Local arms sling Gems into second place in West in playoff chase

QUINCY -- Tommy Ray showed up at QU Stadium a little more than two hours before his first scheduled Prospect League start. Never once before taking the mound did he feel nervous. "I went through my routine," said Ray, who graduated from Quincy Notre Dame..

Hoots break out of offensive slump to snap skid
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Hoots break out of offensive slump to snap skid

QUINCY -- The Hannibal Hoots came into Saturday night's game having lost six straight and stuck in an offensive malaise. No one would have known that judging by the dugout chatter or the way the Hoots swung the bats in the first inning.

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Gems unable to capitalize on chance to move into second place

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Normal CornBelters attempted to give the Quincy Gems an assist in their playoff push. The Gems fumbled it away. While the CornBelters beat the DuPage Pistol Shrimp -- the team the Gems are chasing for the final playoff spot...

Gems sweep DuPage to keep playoff hopes alive
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Gems sweep DuPage to keep playoff hopes alive

QUINCY -- The Gems just won't go away. Quincy ran its win streak to six-straight games with a doubleheader sweep of the DuPage Pistol Shrimp on Friday at QU Stadium, winning the first in a 4-0 shutout and taking the second in a 3-2 nailbiter.

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Hoots slide continues with loss to Cape

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Hannibal Hoots lost their sixth straight game on Friday and fifth straight to the Cape Catfish, this time a 7-4 decision at Capaha Field. After a strong start coming back from the Prospect League All-Star break...