Hannibal Cavemen Split Doubleheader with Quincy Gems
The Hannibal Cavemen and Quincy Gems battled to a draw in the Battle for the Paddle Tuesday night, with the two teams splitting a doubleheader at Clemens Field.
Hannibal took game one, 4-1, with Quincy prevailing in the nightcap, 7-4.
In game one, the Cavemen scored a run in the first on a walk and a stolen base by second baseman Sam Griggs and a single by right fielder Ryan Snyder.
After the Gems tied the game in the second, Hannibal took the lead for good in the third, scoring on a single by first baseman Emilio Lollio and a ground out by designated hitter A.J. VanMeetren. The home team added an insurance run in the fifth on a single, a walk and a double steal.
Jake Eikleberry went all the way on the mound for Hannibal, giving up six hits and one run to boost his record to 4-1.
In the nightcap, the Gems scored two in the third and one in the fourth. Hannibal made it a one-run game in the bottom of the fourth on a hit by pitch, a single and an error.
Quincy pulled away in the fifth, scoring four times on a wild pitch, a two-run double by first baseman Anthony Villa and an RBI double by right fielder Carson Weber.
With the split, Hannibal's record stands at 3-13 for the second half and 10-30 overall, while the Gems stand at 6-12 for the second half and 17-27 overall.
The two teams meet again Wednesday night at 6:35 at Clemens Field, with the Cavemen's Brennan Hehner and the Gem's Colan Borchers the probable starting pitchers.
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