Hawks run out of rallies, fall in Midwest Regional

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The team that made late-inning clutch hitting its trademark needed one more rally. When it failed to materialize, the heart-attack Hawks finally flatlined. The fifth-seeded Quincy University baseball team trailed...

Beyond the Boxscore: Kirn comes through again in postseason at Beardstown
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Beyond the Boxscore: Kirn comes through again in postseason at Beardstown

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Griffin Kirn's only job when he came in to pitch in Saturday's Class 2A Beardstown Regional championship game was to throw strikes. It proved to be a problem for starter Tommy Ray, but Kirn's calm on the mound settled his Quincy Notre D

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Beyond the Boxscore: Victory No. 41 is significant for Hawks
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Beyond the Boxscore: Victory No. 41 is significant for Hawks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With his postgame responsibilities finished and his family patiently waiting, Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe headed for the Robin Roberts Stadium exit. Just before he walked away, he pulled a baseball out of his back...

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Power attack leads Routt baseball team to victory over Unity

WINCHESTER, Ill. -- Jacksonville Routt scored seven unanswered runs to beat the Unity baseball team 7-1 in the Class 1A Winchester Regional championship game Saturday. The Mustangs scored in the top of the first inning. Logan Voth scored from third base fo

Martinez becomes Hawks' career hits leader
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Martinez becomes Hawks' career hits leader

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Kyle Beach hadn't enjoyed much success keeping Brynn Martinez off the bases. The one time he retired the Quincy University shortstop when the teams met in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament...

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Blue Devils swept to end regular season

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School baseball team was unable to contain the Jacksonville offense dropping two games 6-1 and 10-3 on Saturday. Alex Stratman drove in the Blue Devils only run in opening game with an RBI double in the first inning. Jacksonville

Stone-walled: QU lefty stymies Bellarmine, keeps season alive
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Stone-walled: QU lefty stymies Bellarmine, keeps season alive

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Bellarmine baseball team hadn't run into a starting pitcher in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional capable of consistently stymieing its offense. Not until Saturday. That's when the Knights got Stone-walled.

Late-season success helps Liberty steal regional title
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Late-season success helps Liberty steal regional title

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- It couldn't have been much worse a month ago. The lowest point of the season for the Liberty baseball team came on April 20 when it was limited to five hits in a 13-1, 8-1 doubleheader sweep by Unity. The Eagles' record dropped to 5

Redemption: Ray atones for poor pitching with game-winning homer
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Redemption: Ray atones for poor pitching with game-winning homer

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Tommy Ray owes the Beardstown softball team an apology. The Tigers defeated Havana 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to win the Class 2A Beardstown Regional, and the players were lined up around home plate to get their photos taken with the cha

Gooding, Porter pack one-two punch as Illini West wins regional title
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Gooding, Porter pack one-two punch as Illini West wins regional title

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Kennedy Gooding provided the offense. Jackson Porter provided the pitching. Gooding homered twice, and Porter threw a complete-game shutout to help the Illini West baseball team beat Monmouth-Roseville 2-0 to win the Class 2A Illini West

Early walks bury Hawks in Midwest Regional
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Early walks bury Hawks in Midwest Regional

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Brynn Martinez needed one swing to once again help the Quincy University baseball team seize the lead and momentum. Illinois-Springfield figured out how to seize it back. The Prairie Stars walked away with it. UIS scored four times in