'Something I won't forget': Former Gems hurler experiences first big league victory
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'Something I won't forget': Former Gems hurler experiences first big league victory

PITTSBURGH -- A chaotic day deserved a chaotic ending. Geoff Hartlieb's teammates provided one. Called up to join the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen July 28 at home against Milwaukee, the former Quincy Gems right-handed hurler was put to the test immediately.

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College notebook: Former QU assistant gets first head coaching job

Josh Keim is heading back to where it all began. The former Quincy University assistant baseball coach is getting a shot to run his own program after being hired as the head baseball coach at Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill. A Rock Island native...

Still in the Game: Stone pitches in to help gym clients transform
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Still in the Game: Stone pitches in to help gym clients transform

CRESTWOOD, Mo. -- Little by little over time, Brad Stone could see the change. One of the clients at the gym he owns and operates in suburban St. Louis steadily transformed herself from a mousy, shy, soft-spoken participant into a confident...

Polak to transfer to Maryville with two years of eligibility
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Polak to transfer to Maryville with two years of eligibility

QUINCY -- Of the 12 freshmen who joined Joey Polak in the South Carolina baseball program's recruiting class in 2016, only one remains with the program. Finding the right fit isn't always easy. "It's a challenge for a lot of guys across the country...

MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams
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MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams

Since taking over as the Quincy University baseball coach in 2010, Josh Rabe has been able to use his professional experience and his draft stories as recruiting tools. If you're a high school senior with pro baseball aspirations and sitting across...

Still in the Game: Former QU outfielder on leading edge of elbow rehabilitation
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Still in the Game: Former QU outfielder on leading edge of elbow rehabilitation

QUINCY -- To some, Nolan Rappé might have seemed a little brash or aggressive with his pitch as he sat in front of the SSM Health Care System hierarchy in 2017 hoping to convince them to hire him. But he had a vision and he needed them to see it.