Swan Song: Quincy Gems bid good bye for the Summer


It proved a bittersweet swan song to an otherwise memorable season for Quincy's Boys of Summer in West Virginia last night......

KHQA Intern Aaron Ferguson has this post mortem on the Gems Last Stand....

The Quincy Gems fought through a lot of adversity. When most people were counting them out, they continued to believe in themselves.

Chris Martin: "Everybody believed that were going to find a way to win that. I think we outplayed them and out-hit them 11-to-4. We played a great game and just didn't get the breaks. I think that's why it hurt so much, that everybody in that dugout thought we were going to win that game and have a chance to play for a championship."

Austin Tribby: "We had a great season and fought through so much adversity. The odds were so much against us that one pitch doesn't define our season. We defined our season by battling through injuries, all the guys leaving and just everything that happened; it's going to be a season to remember."

Despite losing to West Virginia, the Gems have created memories this summer to last a lifetime. Jake Powers started his last game in the Prospect League and hopes it transitions to his senior season.

Jake Powers: "Go out this fall at Missouri State and continue pitching like I pitched this summer and hopefully, continue to pitch like I did this summer. I had a great experience here in the prospect league and the innings I threw here definitely will help me in the future."