Hoots split twinbill, miss chance to climb West Division standings

QUINCY -- The Hannibal Hoots had the pitching efforts to sweep two games from the Terre Haute Rex. The offense, however, didn't follow suit. Hannibal mustered just eight hits in splitting a Prospect League doubleheader after beating Terre Haute...

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Behling, Gems continue to heat up offensively

QUINCY -- Drew Behling altered his approach. It allowed him to alter the scoreboard. Struggling in his first two at-bats in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader against the Cape Catfish, the Quincy Gems left fielder uncorked a three-run home run...

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Turn the page: Gems bounce back to drub Hoots
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Turn the page: Gems bounce back to drub Hoots

QUINCY -- What a difference a day makes. After suffering a 13-2 loss to Hannibal on Thursday night, the Quincy Gems bounced back for an 18-3 Prospect League victory over the Hoots on Friday night at QU Stadium. The victory ended a five-game losing...

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Surging Hoots squash faltering Gems

QUINCY -- Heading into Thursday's meeting between the Quincy Gems and Hannibal Hoots at QU Stadium, the two teams were on opposite trajectories. Hannibal had won two of its last four games, including a 16-6 victory over the Springfield Sliders...

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Hoots split doubleheader with Sliders

QUINCY -- The Hannibal Hoots squandered one lead Wednesday night. They were never in danger of letting go of another. The Springfield Sliders rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to steal a 6-4 victory in the first game...

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Catfish walk off with victory over Gems

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- One out away from sending the game to extra innings, the Quincy Gems couldn't get out of a ninth-inning jam. Cape Catfish's Peyton Faulkner doubled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in Jackson Campbell...

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Oppotunistic Hoots hold on to beat Gems

QUINCY -- The Hannibal Hoots are learning to take advantage of every mistake an opponent makes. The Quincy Gems made too many to overcome Sunday night. The Hoots doubled their run total by scoring three unearned runs off three errors in the middle...

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Hoots unable to avoid danger in loss to CornBelters

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Hannibal Hoots pitching staff couldn't get out of trouble. The Normal CornBelters built a seven-run lead before the Hoots scored, posted runs in six different innings and rolled to a 14-3 Prospect League victory Saturday at the Corn Cri

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Gems' pitching implodes in road loss to Dans

DANVILLE, Ill. -- By the third inning, the Quincy Gems put a woeful start behind them. They had no idea things were going to worse in a hurry. Despite giving up four runs in the first inning to Danville, Quincy drew even by the top of the third inning as D

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Jemar tosses gem as Quincy knocks off Hannibal again

QUINCY -- The Quincy Gems' offense took a backseat to a sterling pitching performance Friday night. Ryan Jemar, the University of Illinois-Springfield freshman right-hander, was in complete command against the Hannibal Hoots, limiting them to five hits...

Gems overpower Hoots with steady offense
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Gems overpower Hoots with steady offense

QUINCY -- Offense isn't an issue for the Quincy Gems. Through seven Prospect League games, the Gems are averaging nine runs and have yet to score less than three in any contest. Their explosive tendencies turned the tide Thursday night in a 14-9 victory...