Former college coach returns to baseball as QHS coach
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Former college coach returns to baseball as QHS coach

QUINCY -- Brandon Crisp's plans of becoming a baseball coach at a large college came to an end in the spring of 2014. Marriage and children will do that to you. "Leaving baseball was the hardest thing I ever did, but I wanted to start a family, and I wante

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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

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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Post 37 continues to pile up runs in division tourney

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- Let this baseball fact sink in for a second -- in the first 18 innings that Quincy American Legion Post 37 played in the Third Division Tournament at Ken Schell Field, it batted through its lineup in a single inning...

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Illinois looking to power way past Missouri in all-star baseball game

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Will Fox had one conclusion when he looked at the Illinois all-star baseball team roster. "There's a lot of talent on this team," said Fox, a West Hancock product. Not only talent, but guys in the lineup that can hit the baseball...

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Hannibal Legion limited to two hits in state tournament opener

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal was limited to two hits in a 5-1 loss to Sullivan in the first round of the Class A American Legion state baseball tournament at Clemens Field. Corder Lenbauer was the losing pitcher, and Garrett Stone sco

Former QHS baseball coach to take over Liberty program
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Former QHS baseball coach to take over Liberty program

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Brigham John decided he couldn't stay out of baseball. Nearly three weeks after resigning as the Quincy High School baseball coach, John has been tabbed to the same position at Liberty. John cited he wanted to be at home...

Low on numbers, Post 37 baseball team fights on
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Low on numbers, Post 37 baseball team fights on

QUINCY -- Malachi Lentz wasn't overly shocked the Quincy American Legion Post 37 baseball program struggled to find players. "I kind of expect it in a way," Lentz said. Enough of his Quincy Notre Dame teammates play multiple sports...

Pro potential: Canton's Logsdon continues development while pitching Tigers to state final berth
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Pro potential: Canton's Logsdon continues development while pitching Tigers to state final berth

CANTON, Mo. -- It's a dream typically born while playing catch in the backyard with your dad and listening to a Cardinals or Cubs game on the radio. It becomes heightened when you hit your first Little League home run, strike out your first batter...

Canton's Smith keeps Tigers loose and ready during run to state tournament
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Canton's Smith keeps Tigers loose and ready during run to state tournament

CANTON, Mo. -- It was a Saturday afternoon in early May with temperatures in the 70s and the sun shining. Since the Canton baseball team didn't have a game scheduled, Tigers coach Clint Smith never expected to see any of his players at a ballpark.