Former QU southpaw Martin gets call up to Triple-A Iowa, while Croes, Logsdon get pro careers off to strong starts

Former Quincy University left-hander Riley Martin was called up to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on Tuesday after an impressive first two months with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — The number of former Quincy University baseball players pursuing professional playing careers more than doubled in the last month. One of the Hawks chasing their big-league dream moved a step closer to that reality Tuesday. Left-handed reliever Riley Martin was promoted to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs after a sterling first two months coming…

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Dreams of Division II World Series berth dashed as soft-tossing lefties befuddle Hawks in super regional

Quincy University first baseman Lance Logsdon and the Hawks saw their record-breaking season end Saturday with a 5-2 loss to Indianapolis in the NCAA Division II Midwest Super Regional at QU Stadium. | Photo courtesy Olivia Kindt, QU Athletics

QUINCY — That’s just baseball. Those three words were the only way the Quincy University baseball team could make sense of an unlikely finish to an incredible season. The Hawks were ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and No. 4 by Collegiate Baseball. However, they saw their…

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Schuck on a Truck: Logsdon, Norris talk about how QU served as home, family during incredible athletic careers

Quincy University record-setting slugger Lance Logsdon, left, and All-American volleyball player Mattison Norris joined Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman on the tailgate for an episode of "Schuck on a Truck." | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The highs and lows — things both Lance Logsdon and Mattison Norris experienced throughout the Quincy University athletic careers — never sidetracked either, largely because of their competitive nature and dogged determination, but also because they had each other. The record-setting slugger for the QU baseball team and the All-American outside hitter for…

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Standard of success: Logsdon’s legacy with QU baseball program will be defined by drive, determination and doing things right way

Quincy University first baseman Lance Logsdon will leave the program after this season with a bachelor's degree in sports management and a master's degree in business administration, along with his name etched in the record books as one of the most accomplished hitters. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — The preferred option isn’t always the right option. Josh Rabe helped Lance Logsdon see that. And by embracing such a notion, the left-handed slugger discovered he was choosing the best option imaginable. Deciding to play baseball at Quincy University and forego the dream of an NCAA Division I scholarship allowed Logsdon to earn…

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20/20 Vision: Hawks score early, often and plenty to get within one victory of NCAA Division II World Series

Quincy University's Gino D'Alessio, left, and Dayson Croes celebrate after scoring on Lance Logsdon's double in the fourth inning of Friday's NCAA Division II Super Regional game at the University of Illinois-Springfield. | Photo courtesy of Max Bennett

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It would appear the Quincy University baseball team tore the cover off the ball when taking a first glance at the boxscore from Friday afternoon’s 20-6 victory over Illinois-Springfield in the NCAA Division II Super Regional. Sixteen runs in the first four innings. Twenty hits, six of them for extra bases. It…

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Logsdon becomes QU’s all-time leader in homers, RBIs during best game of college career

Quincy University's Lance Logsdon hits a two-run single in the first inning of Friday''s game against Illinois-Springfield. | Photo courtesy of Max Bennett

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Baseball, Lance Logsdon says, can be a humbling game. The first baseman on Quincy University’s baseball team suffered through a three-week stretch earlier this month during which he hit no home runs and drove in just four runs in 11 games. “(Baseball) can come back and bite you in the ass,” Logsdon…

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Schuckman: Logsdon delivers clutch hit because no one in QU dugout ever lost faith in him

Quincy University's Lance Logsdon, right, reacts to his ninth-inning double that plated Dayson Croes with the winning run in a 9-7 victory over Davenport in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional in Caledonia, Mich. Photo courtesy Stephanie Boynton

CALEDONIA, Mich. — The kind of moments a hitter lives for can be the ones most taxing or debilitating when success eludes you. Lance Logsdon knows how true that can be. The Quincy University junior first baseman faced the opportunity to capitalize on a game-changing at-bat each of the past two weekends. Neither time he…

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Hawks put together ‘Quincy inning’ to send Timberwolves packing in Midwest Regional

Quincy University second baseman Dayson Croes reacts after scoring during the Hawks' nine-run second inning Friday against Northwood in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional. Photo courtesy Stephanie Boynton

CALEDONIA, Mich. — It’s come to be known as the “Quincy inning.” Friday afternoon, the Quincy University baseball team enjoyed putting up one of those crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Leading Northwood 1-0 entering the second inning of an NCAA Division II Midwest Regional elimination game at Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex, the Hawks exploded for…

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