Gems limited to six hits, one run, as they are officially out of the second half of the division title race.

Ryan Foley

ALTON, Ill. — The Quincy Gems were officially eliminated from any chance of winning the second half title in the Great River Division of the Prospect League with a 3-1 loss to the Alton River Dragons on Wednesday night.

The Gems (9-15 in the second half, 28-28 overall) are six games behind first-place Normal with four games to go. Quincy will host Normal in a first-round game in the Prospect League playoffs on Sunday night.

Shane Kearbey and Cameron Crain combined to limit the Gems to four hits and no runs through the first eight innings. Quincy’s only run came in the ninth inning when Logan Voth singled off Drew Townsend with two out. Hayden Moore flew out to end the game, beaching the tying runs on base.

Quincy starter Andrew Fay took the loss, allowing seven hits and three runs in five innings. Reliever Ryan Foley pitched three shutout innings.

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