Blue Jays tap QU pipeline again, draft Spraker
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Blue Jays tap QU pipeline again, draft Spraker

QUINCY -- As agonizing as it was to watch pick after pick announced and analyzed during the MLB Network's live coverage of the Majoe League Baseball first-year entry draft, Graham Spraker never turned away. It's a good thing he stayed tuned in.

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QU baseball program forever changed the day two future draft picks committed
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QU baseball program forever changed the day two future draft picks committed

There may be no weekend like it in the history of the Quincy University baseball program before, since or ever again. Just how often to do you get two future Major League Baseball draft picks to commit on the same day?

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College notebook: QU men's soccer program adds assistant coach

Quincy University men's soccer team's pursuit of a fourth straight NCAA Division II national tournament appearance will be aided by a new assistant coach. Hawks coach MIke Carpenter recently hired Ben Clarvis as the program's full-time assistant.

Hawks set up for sustained success on national level
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Hawks set up for sustained success on national level

There was a mix of disappointment, determination and delight with how the Quincy University baseball team's season ended. The heartbreak of losing the first two games at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas, was undeniable.

Scouts showing interest in Spraker, Miles
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Scouts showing interest in Spraker, Miles

Dominic Miles and Graham Spraker will be paying attention when the Major League Baseball first-year player draft begins June 12. It's a longshot that either of the recent Quincy University graduates gets drafted, but several teams have monitored their pro

Family atmosphere at heart of Hawks' success
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Family atmosphere at heart of Hawks' success

The circle continued to widen with each new person who made their way poolside. It didn't matter who it was -- player, coach, parent or friend. They were going to be included. This was a family celebration and everyone was invited.

Struggles keeping runners off base send Hawks home
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Struggles keeping runners off base send Hawks home

An abbreviated trip south or an extended stay at the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship boiled down to this. The Quincy University pitching staff struggled to throw strikes. The Hawks used seven pitchers Tuesday in an elimination game against UC San Diego, none throwing more two innings, and collectively they allowed seven walks, 12 hits and two hit batters as a six-run lead evaporated and turned into a 10-8 loss at AirHogs Stadium.

New standard is set for Hawks to soar toward
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New standard is set for Hawks to soar toward

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Mark Niebrugge believed this day was coming. It's why he signed on. A two-sport standout at Teutopolis, Ill., Niebrugge wanted to pitch in college, but moreso, he wanted to play for someone who whose bulldogged determination...

In need of solid start, Hawks come up empty
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In need of solid start, Hawks come up empty

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- The success of the Quincy University baseball team throughout the postseason had been dictated by the strength of its starting pitching. The Hawks were 9-1 with five quality starts of six or more innings in the 10 games leading up t

Hawks pay attention to detail in prepping for next game
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Hawks pay attention to detail in prepping for next game

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- It wasn't Dominic Miles' worst day at the plate, but it was a forgettable one. So Monday he went to work making sure he doesn't strike out three times in a game again. "They were all on outside pitches," the Quincy University...