Mat Mikesell

Big names missing from Running Raider field

QUINCY -- Several recognizable local names were missing from the lineups of the 17th annual Running Raider Classic Tuesday at South Park. Pittsfield's Eli Ten Eyck, who won the boys race last year, did not race as he's nursing a foot injury. Clark County's

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Sunday Conversation with Dennis Bastien
Mat Mikesell

Sunday Conversation with Dennis Bastien

Dennis Bastien's life has revolved around baseball. In some instances, he's revolved around the baseball world. After playing baseball through college at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Bastien got his first gig as a minor league baseball

Gems outfielder doesn't want health scare to end baseball career
Mat Mikesell

Gems outfielder doesn't want health scare to end baseball career

QUINCY Frankie Perrone thought he simply had a really bad headache. He didn't think his life would be in danger just a few hours later. The Quincy Gems outfielder and Eastern Illinois University student was at his home in Park Ridge, 15 miles northwest of