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...

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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.

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All-Area Baseball: Second team and honorable mention

Here is a look at the players selected to the 2017 Herald-Whig all-area baseball second team and honorable mention...

All-Area baseball: First team capsules
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All-Area baseball: First team capsules

Here is a look at the at the players selected to the 2017 Herald-Whig all-area baseball first team...

John resigns after five seasons as QHS baseball coach
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John resigns after five seasons as QHS baseball coach

QUINCY -- Brigham John spent the last four weeks agonizing over his looming decision. Should he stay or should he go? Four days before his younger daughter's sixth birthday -- knowing he didn't want to sacrifice any such moments with his family...

Canton thumped in Class 2 title game, takes second again
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Canton thumped in Class 2 title game, takes second again

O'FALLON, Mo. -- The players and coaches of the Canton baseball team stood along the first base line with facial expressions of disappointment and bitterness as they watched Mansfield hoist the Class 2 state championship trophy. It was a feeling the Tigers

Uncharacteristic first inning puts Canton out of sorts
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Uncharacteristic first inning puts Canton out of sorts

O'FALLON, Mo. -- The Canton baseball team was out of sorts just two batters into Wednesday's Class 2 state championship game. Mansfield's Jonah Williamson smacked an one-out double off the wall in deep center. Canton starting pitcher Drake Serbin had a la

Logsdon escapes bases-loaded jam, Canton returns to title game
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Logsdon escapes bases-loaded jam, Canton returns to title game

Josh Kermoade watched from right field as St. Vincent baseball team loaded the bases in a one-run ball game in the bottom of the seventh inning. One more base hit potentially meant Canton's bid for a berth in a second straight state title game was dashed. "It was nerve wracking," Kermoade said. "But I knew we had (Lance Logsdon) on the mound."