Hannibal Cavemen Lose Twice in Late Innings
The Hannibal Cavemen built up a big lead but couldn't hold it in Quincy Friday night as the Gems scored ten runs in the last two innings to win 10-9.
Hannibal scored three times in the first, two coming on a single by third baseman Seth Soto. The Cavemen scored twice more in the second on a base hit by right fielder Dustin Woodcock. DH Emilio Lollio made it 8-0 with a three-run homer in the fifth.
Quincy came back against the Cavemen bullpen, sending ten men to the plate in the eighth, the first seven reaching base. The Gems scored six, making 9-6 Hannibal at the time.
Quincy tied the game on a single by catcher Toran Shahidi, and won it on a base hit by winning pitcher Anthony Villa. Brendan Kleekamp took the loss.
The Kokomo Jackrabbits made their first visit to Clemens Field Saturday night.
Hannibal scored first on an RBI single by left fielder Stefan Miladinovich and tied the game at 2-2 on a double by DH Ryan Snyder in the sixth.
Kokomo broke the game open in the ninth, plating four, again against the Hannibal bullpen, winding up with a 6-2 win.
Sunday night's game with Kokomo was suspending in the seventh with the game tied at 1-1 because of storms in the area. It will be resumed at that point at a later date.
Two weeks into the 2015 Prospect League season, the Cavemen stand at 1-10, with a day off Monday and the West Division leading Terre Haute Rex at Clemens Field at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday.
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