Prospect League adds one more team, and maybe more, for 2019
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Prospect League adds one more team, and maybe more, for 2019

QUINCY -- The Prospect League will add a team in Cape Girardeau, Mo., for the 2019 season, and league Commissioner Dennis Bastien expects more expansion news to be announced soon. A news conference to introduce the summer college baseball team was held Fri

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Fraire finally gets chance to guide Gems
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Fraire finally gets chance to guide Gems

After serving three years as an assistant coach and one as a co-coach of the Quincy Gems, Rick Fraire is now the head coach of the summer baseball team. "Quincy's my home away from home," Fraire said. Gems owner Jimmie Louthan made the announcement in a press release Friday afternoon. Fraire, the head coach at Fabens (Texas) High School, was part of the Gems' Western Division championship team in 2016 and the Prospect League champions in 2014.

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Pitching/catching camp set for Jan. 27 at QHS

QUINCY Pitching, catching camp set for Jan. 27 A winter pitching and catching camp will be held at Quincy High School on Jan. 27. The camp is open for players ages 8-18. The session for players ages 8-12 is from 9 a.m. to noon, and the camp for players ag

College notebook: DeMuri earns preseason All-American honors
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College notebook: DeMuri earns preseason All-American honors

Hitting in the heart of the Quincy University baseball team's lineup has been an honor-filled position the last couple of years. J.C. DeMuri is keeping the tradition going. Following in the footsteps of first-team All-American outfielder Ryan Snyder...

College Notebook: QU baseball ranked, WIU women pull stunner, Rief honored
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College Notebook: QU baseball ranked, WIU women pull stunner, Rief honored

The Quincy University baseball team was ranked 16th in a preseason NCAA Division II poll released Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The Hawks advanced to the Division II Baseball Championship last year for the first time in school history.

Gooding's last-second three-point play wins it for Illini West
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Gooding's last-second three-point play wins it for Illini West

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Only five seconds remained in the game, and the Illini West boys basketball team trailed Monmouth-Roseville by two points, so it would make perfect sense to run a play for Jackson Porter, who is averaging more than 30 points per game this

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Prep notebook: Unity may add trapshooting, Schultz to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Unity High School may be adding another school-sponsored sport. In a board meeting last week, a proposal introduced by Jim Fuhrman for the establishment of a trapshooting program was approved 5-0. The approval is contingent of obtaining a grant or private

Logsdon changes his mind, commits to QU
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Logsdon changes his mind, commits to QU

CANTON, Mo. -- Before the recruiting process truly started in earnest, Lance Logsdon acquainted himself well with the Quincy University baseball program. That's easy to do when you and your dad take in games from behind home plate. "We've been there before

Hoots unveiled as nickname for Hannibal's Prospect League franchise
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Hoots unveiled as nickname for Hannibal's Prospect League franchise

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Matt Stembridge had an idea in mind for the Hannibal Prospect League baseball team's new mascot. The franchise's general manager just couldn't find something unique. "We really wanted a creature from the beginning," Stembridge said. "We w

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Hannibal Prospect League franchise has five finalists for team name

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Prospect League team has a nickname picked. The franchise, however, isn't saying what the name is right away. The club wants the community to vote which name they think was chosen. The five names the franchise chose...