Hoots settle for Prospect League split on the road
Prospect League

Hoots settle for Prospect League split on the road

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Hannibal Hoots couldn't hang on to a three-run lead in the second game of a Prospect League doubleheader against Springfield Friday night at Robin Roberts Stadium. The Sliders hit two home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to

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Gems extend win streak to six straight with road victory
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Gems extend win streak to six straight with road victory

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Lafayette stranded the tying run at third base as the Quincy Gems held off a ninth-inning rally by the Aviators to win 9-8 in a Prospect League game Friday night at Loeb Stadium. Lafayette trailed 9-6 until Kam Smith singled home Jason C

Pitch and catch: Porter, Gooding create bond as battery mates
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Pitch and catch: Porter, Gooding create bond as battery mates

CARTHAGE, Ill. Jackson Porter's mom was afraid her son, Jackson, and Kennedy Gooding being roommates in college would be a bad idea. The Illini West graduates have played baseball together every summer since fifth grade...

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Post 37 bows out of district tournament

PEORIA, Ill. -- A five-run first inning propelled the Canton American Legion Post 16 baseball team to a 12-3 victory over Quincy Post 37 in the loser's bracket of the 15th district tournament Thursday at Richwoods High School.

Hoots take care of business before rains come
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Hoots take care of business before rains come

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Being able to scratch across a run in the bottom of the sixth inning proved incredibly beneficial for the Hannibal Hoots, especially when thunderstorms interrupted everything the next inning. A two-out single by Josh Lane...

Revving it up: Doubleheader sweep puts Gems back in playoff picture
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Revving it up: Doubleheader sweep puts Gems back in playoff picture

QUINCY -- The hits, runs and wins keep coming for the Quincy Gems. A Prospect League doubleheader sweep of the Terre Haute Rex on Wednesday night at QU Stadium now the Gems right back in the West Division playoff race. The Gems beat the Rex...

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Hoots fall behind early, never recover against Dans

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Blake Paugh cracked a two-run double and then scored on a wild pitch in the first inning Wednesday night, setting the stage for the Danville Dans' 13-1 Prospect League victory over the Hannibal Hoots at Clemens Field.

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Post 37 loses lead late in district opener

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Bartonville Post 979 American Legion baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to edge Quincy Post 37 5-4 in the opening round of the six-team 15th District tournament at Richwoods High School.

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Two for Four: Gems' Campbell, Hoots' Goecks take swing at four questions

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.

Double duty: Saak filling unusual role for Hoots
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Double duty: Saak filling unusual role for Hoots

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Brendan Saak's role with the Hannibal Hoots is so unusual, even he doesn't know how to describe it. "That's a good question, honestly," Saak said. "I guess I'm a social media specialist." He's a pretty good right-handed option, too.