Gems eliminated from playoff contention
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Gems eliminated from playoff contention

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Quincy Gems finally scored off Terre Haute pitcher Austin Krizan. Just not enough. Krizan, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Southern Indiana, had pitched 10 scoreless innings and allowed just six hits against the Gems

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Stroud delivers victory in debut with Gems
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Stroud delivers victory in debut with Gems

QUINCY -- Nick Stroud doesn't think about his right elbow much anymore. "When I get done pitching, obviously ice and stuff," Stroud said. "But when I'm on the mound, I've cleared it from my head." The Quincy University product is working...

New faces: Gems' pitching staff gets overhaul in final month
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New faces: Gems' pitching staff gets overhaul in final month

QUINCY -- As the Prospect League season enters the homestretch, most teams deal with roster turnover. Injuries and fatigue force some players to head home or back to school before the summer ends, while a number of pitchers reach...

Two For Four: Gems players step up to plate
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Two For Four: Gems players step up to plate

The Herald-Whig sports staff will go beyond the field each week to introduce the boys of summer and find out a little more about players on this year's Quincy Gems.

Gems score 10 runs in final three innings of victory
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Gems score 10 runs in final three innings of victory

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy Gems saved their best for last Sunday night. The Gems scored 10 runs in the final three innings to rally for a 12-6 Prospect League victory over Springfield at Robin Roberts Field. Quincy trailed 4-2 before scoring four runs

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Missouri pitching dominates in all-star game victory

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Josh Gibson didn't fret about facing an Illinois lineup that featured several power hitters from this spring. "Any batter I face, I just imagine it's the first time I'm ever facing them," said Gibson, a left-handed pitcher from Bowling Gre

Wild pitch costly to Gems in Prospect League loss
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Wild pitch costly to Gems in Prospect League loss

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A three-run lead didn't last long enough for the Quincy Gems Saturday night. Kokomo scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Quincy relief pitcher Nate Green, including the walkoff run on a wild pitch with two outs, to win 6-5 in a

Post 37's season ends despite winning division title
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Post 37's season ends despite winning division title

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball team knew the numbers were against it. Post 37 played the entire Third Division Tournament at Ken Schell Field with just nine players. "Last Sunday the team and I got together," Post 37 coach

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Cavemen owner weighing options after securing new Clemens Field lease

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Rick DeStefane cleared the first hurdle of returning baseball to Clemens Field next summer by securing a 10-year lease for the venue. The Hannibal Cavemen owner now has a few more steps to take before baseball makes its official return. Th

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Gems fall in weather-shortened game

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Austen Martinez walked 11 batters and threw five wild pitches as the Quincy Gems fell to the Champion City Kings 13-6 in a rain-shortened contest Friday night. After the start of the game was delayed by 1 hour, 20 minutes due to weath