Gems close regular season with loss; playoff game at Clinton set for Sunday afternoon
BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Quincy Gems only trailed 4-3 after four innings, but two Gems relievers were touched for six runs as the Burlington Bees closed the Prospect League regular season with a 10-4 victory on Saturday night at Community Field.
The Gems (31-26, 18-11 second half) took first place in the second half of the Great River Division, two games ahead of Clinton. The Gems and LumberKings will play in a single-game elimination playoff at 2 p.m. Sunday in Clinton.
Quincy was trailing 3-0 entering the fourth inning when Tristan Meny singled and Joe Siervo doubled. Luke Jessen then followed with a double to drive in both runners. With two outs in the inning, Jimmy Koza singled to score Jessen.
Quincy’s only other run scored in the seventh when Meny singled to score Lucas Loos. The Gems eventually loaded the bases in the inning, but Jordan Scott struck out to end the threat.
Quincy stranded 14 baserunners in the game.
Anthony Ribes took the loss for the Gems, allowing four runs in four innings. The Bees scored four runs against reliever Josh Hempleman and two more against Sam Skirvin.
Meny had three of Quincy’s eight hits. He batted .467 in 11 games at the end of the season.
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