QUINCY -- The Quincy Gems and Hannibal Hoots both had two players named to the Prospect League West Division all-star team that was announced Tuesday. Second baseman Cody Birdsong and outfielder/pitcher Cody Klotz were picked from the Gems, and starting pi
QUINCY -- The Butler BlueSox, who have played in the Prospect League since its inception in 2008, is leaving the summer wooden bat collegiate baseball league. The BlueSox announced the departure in a news release last week. The move wasn't a surprise to Pr
Chris Barney was 28 years old and just getting his life started as a baseball coach when he made a decision in 1996 that would benefit him and the city of Quincy for many years. He was named the first manager of the Quincy Gems, an expansion summer baseball team ...
David Jacob has closed the chapter on his professional playing career. The former Quincy University first baseman retired Monday after three years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. A knee injury suffered in March slowed the start to his season...
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A four-run sixth inning helped the Hannibal Hoots wrap up their season with a 7-3 Prospect League victory over Springfield Friday night at Clemens Field. The Hoots finished their inaugural season 25-35 and in fifth place in the West Divisi
QUINCY -- The Hannibal Hoots brought in their outfield to prevent the Quincy Gems' Francisco Rodriguez from moving from first base to third on any hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. Cody Birdsong brought him home on a ball that cleared everyone's heads.
KOKOMO, Ind. -- The Quincy Gems' dying postseason hopes were finally extinguished Wednesday night. Taylor Soper allowed three hits and walked just one batter in the first game of a Prospect League doubleheader as the Kokomo Jackrabbits defeated the Gems 5-
The Hannibal Hoots didn't make the Prospect League playoffs, nor did they have a winning record in their inaugural campaign this summer. The Hoots officials, however, believe that meant the season was successful.
The Herald-Whig sports staff will go beyond the field each week to find out a little more about the Quincy Gems and Hannibal Hoots.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Dylan Chisholm allowed just five hits over 7 2/3 innings, but two unearned runs that scored in the sixth inning led to a 3-2 loss for the Hannibal Hoots in a Tuesday night Prospect League game against the Terre Haute Rex. Hannibal was