Prospect League

Two Gems runners thrown out at home to end game

Riley Boyd
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jun. 11, 2018 8:28 am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy Gems had two runners thrown out at the plate on the same play to end the game in a 4-1 Prospect League West Division loss to Springfield Sunday at Robin Roberts Field.

The Gems (5-6) put two runners on base with one out in the ninth after Blake Adams and Francisco Rodriguez singled. Cody Klotz then hit a ball to right field that hit the wall. Adams stayed near second because he thought the ball might be caught, and Rodriguez was right on his heels.

Right fielder Lee Poteat fielded Klotz's hit, relayed the ball to second baseman Ben Stephens, who fired home to Keaton Rice to tag out both Adams and Rodriguez to end the game.

Trailing 3-1, Quincy stranded two runners in the seventh after Bryce Beauchamp walked and Adams was hit by a pitch -- both with two outs.

In the eighth, Bailey Montgomery walked and Max McGuire was hit by pitch to load the bases. The Sliders got out of the jam by forcing Nick King to ground into a fielder's choice.

Quincy, which has lost six of seven games following a 4-0 start, scored its only run in the sixth when Cody Birdsong doubled home Adams.

The Gems outhit Springfield 8-5. Adams had three hits and Rodriguez had two hits. Birdsong's double was Quincy's only extra-base hit.

Quincy starting pitcher Riley Boyd struck out six batters and walked two in the first six innings. He allowed four hits and three earned runs.

The Gems are off Monday before returning to QU Stadium to play Lafayette at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Sliders 4, Gems 1

Quincy Springfield

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Adams lf 4 1 3 0 Stephens lf 3 0 0 0

Rdrguez cf 5 0 2 0 Dohanos ss 4 0 1 0

Klotz dh 4 0 1 0 Rice c 2 1 0 0

Brdsong 3b 3 0 1 1 Poteat rf 3 0 0 0

Crowl ss 4 0 0 0 Morris 1b 4 0 0 0

Mntgmry 2b 3 0 0 0 Dodge dh 3 1 1 0

McGuire c 3 0 0 0 Tesmond cf 4 1 1 0

King rf 4 0 1 0 Lopez 3b 3 1 2 2

Buchamp 1b 2 0 0 0 Raisbeck 2b 3 0 0 1

Knrnshld ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 33 1 8 1 Totals 29 4 5 3

Quincy 000 001 000 -- 1

Springfield 002 010 01x -- 4

LOB -- Quincy 11, Springfield 7. 2B -- Birdsong, Lopez. HR -- Lopez. SB -- Adams. CS -- Adams.

IP H R ER BB SO

Quincy

Boyd L,2-1 6 4 3 3 2 6

Mikel 1 0 1 1 2 2

Scheer 1 1 0 0 0 2

Springfield

Niemerg L,2-0 6 5 1 1 1 4

Santiago 1 0 0 0 1 2

Stephens S,2 2 3 0 0 2 2

WP --Boyd. HBP -- by Mikel (Poteat), by Mikel (Lopez), by Santiago (Adams), by Stephens (Montgomery).

Umpires -- Plate, Steve Mast; Bases, Dennis George. T -- 2:35. A -- 311.

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