Errors on field, basepaths cost Blue Devils in regional
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Errors on field, basepaths cost Blue Devils in regional

QUINCY -- Drake Green shook off the hits the Granite City baseball team was collecting. "I throw a lot of strikes, so a good swinging team is going to put the ball in play," the right-handed Quincy High School pitcher said. "They didn't have those hits in

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Spraker bounces back to give Hawks quality start
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Spraker bounces back to give Hawks quality start

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Graham Spraker took it personally. Although the Quincy University baseball team beat Saint Joseph's 9-8 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional last Friday, Spraker hadn't pitched well. The senior right-hander...

Taking flight for Texas: Hawks win regional title, head to D-II World Series
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Taking flight for Texas: Hawks win regional title, head to D-II World Series

MIDLAND, Mich. -- As the outs dwindled but the baserunners mounted, Quincy University center fielder Dominic Miles found it impossible to stay calm. "I couldn't stand still," Miles said. "I was pacing back and forth." With one Cole Crawford fastball...

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Illini West falls in regional title game

MONMOUTH, Ill. -- Illini West fell behind early and never recovered in a 9-2 loss against Mercer County in the Class 2A Monmouth United Regional baseball championship game on Monday. The Chargers end their season with a record of 13-17. Illini West scored

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Three baseball games pushed back because of rain

The Central baseball team must wait a day to finish its Class 1A Triopia Regional championship game. Monday afternoon's against Triopia was suspended with two outs in the bottom of the third inning because of rain. The top-seeded Panthers were leading the

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Maddox's single lifts Palmyra to sectional victory

HALLSVILLE, Mo. -- Palmyra had a 2-0 lead in Monday's Class 3 sectional baseball game until the top of the sixth inning, when Hallsville scored twice and chased starting pitcher Jacob Kroeger from the game. Panthers coach Mark Loman knew his team needed to

Freshmen hurlers come of age during regional
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Freshmen hurlers come of age during regional

MIDLAND, Mich. -- When Quincy University baseball coach Josh Rabe handed the ball to freshman reliever Alex Pribyl and the Hawks clinging to a one-run lead, Riley Martin didn't worry. He figured the lead he had staked the Hawks was safe. "So much...

IHSA by-laws create strange baseball bracket
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IHSA by-laws create strange baseball bracket

Why is the Quincy High School baseball team, the sixth seed, playing in a play-in game on Monday, but Collinsville, the eighth seed, is not? One reason. Eight miles. The QHS baseball team is one of nine teams in the Class 4A Bloomington Sectional, which

Hawks complete 'crazy' rally in ninth, stay alive in regional
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Hawks complete 'crazy' rally in ninth, stay alive in regional

It would have been easy to forget how the rally started considering the big blasts that followed, but T.J. Tamaccio's ability to work the count full and draw a walk leading off the ninth inning was critical. It's what gave the Quincy University baseball team hope. "We were a little bit on our heels, but we didn't stop," Hawks shortstop Brynn Martinez said.

Freshman provides lift in first collegiate start
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Freshman provides lift in first collegiate start

Quincy University freshman pitcher Jimmy McDonald learned he was going to get his first collegiate start about 90 minutes before Sunday's NCAA Division II Midwest Regional elimination game. The right-hander never flinched.