Prep Baseball

Young ready to guide Liberty baseball program

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Chase Young's opinion counts. So when his dad, Liberty assistant baseball coach Robby Young, heard his 6-year-old son say he wanted him to continue coaching the Eagles, it made it abundantly clear he needed to apply...

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Prospect League

Hoots struggle to score in road loss to Catfish

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Hannibal Hoots put plenty of balls in play Friday night. It amounted to very little in the end. Despite collecting nine hits off four Cape pitchers, Hannibal mustered just one run and couldn't quiet the Catfish offensively...

Prospect League

Cape's five homers too much for Hoots

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Joe Roscetti was on fire on Thursday night. So were the Cape Catfish. Roscetti, a Quincy University incoming sophomore, finished 4 for 4 against Cape at Capaha Stadium but the Catfish combined for 10 hits and five home runs...

Galesburg's Reynolds takes new coaching gig at DeKalb
Prep Boys Basketball

Galesburg's Reynolds takes new coaching gig at DeKalb

Here's a heads up for future opponents of the DeKalb boys basketball team: Be prepared to play physical. A Mike Reynolds-coached team will make you do that. After 11 seasons coaching at Galesburg -- the second-longest consecutive tenure of any coach...

Prospect League

Hoots rev up offense to gain twinbill split

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Hannibal Hoots responded to being shut out in the first game of Wednesday's Prospect League doubleheader by coming alive offensively in the nightcap. The Hoots collected 12 hits, including three for extra bases, in earning the twinbill

Power packed: Gems leading Prospect League in home runs
Prospect League

Power packed: Gems leading Prospect League in home runs

QUINCY -- There's nothing else in sports quite like a home run. And there's no team in the Prospect League that hits those better than the Quincy Gems. After jacking two more in Tuesday night's 4-2 victory over DuPage, the Gems are the home run kings...

Six Gem pitchers combine for two-hit victory over DuPage
Prospect League

Six Gem pitchers combine for two-hit victory over DuPage

QUINCY -- Quincy Gems manager Pat Robles employed a new strategy in Tuesday's Prospect League meeting against the DuPage Pistol Shrimp at QU Stadium. Death by 1,000 cuts. Instead of going the typical route of a starting pitcher and relievers...

C-SC's Bastian resigns to take job with D-II program
College Softball

C-SC's Bastian resigns to take job with D-II program

CANTON, Mo. -- Less than a month before student-athletes begin reporting to campus for fall workouts, Culver-Stockton College is searching for a new softball coach. Jordan Bastian, who led the Wildcats to a 31-victory season last spring and engineered...

Prospect League

Polak, Roscetti headline Prospect League all-star selections

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame graduate Joey Polak and Quincy University infielder Joe Roscetti are among the 10 players who will represent the Quincy Gems and the Hannibal Hoots in the Prospect League All-Star Game. The East and West Divisions each will...

Prospect League

Early homers get Gems by Sliders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Heading into Monday's meeting with the Springfield Sliders, the Quincy Gems led the Prospect League in home runs with 69 on the season. The Gems added two more to that total as they escaped Springfield with a 2-1 win.