The Gems allowed runs early and often as Prospect League Western Division foe Terre Haute defeated the Gems 10-5 at Quincy University Stadium.

It was the same ole song and dance for the Quincy Gems on Tuesday evening.

The Gems allowed runs early and often as Prospect League Western Division foe Terre Haute defeated the Gems 10-5 at Quincy University Stadium.

The loss is the fourth straight defeat for the Gems and they have lost 11 of 13.

Jalbert Melo and Max Wright belted back-to-back solo home runs for the visiting Rex in the first inning. Terre Haute never looked back.

The Rex scored in each of the first four innings, including a three-run second.

“Kind of more of the same really,” a dejected Gems co-manager Adam Hightower said. “We gave up more early runs and didn’t score enough to win tonight.”

After falling behind 7-0, the Gems scratched across a pair of runs in the last of the fourth. Ben Whetstone drew a bases loaded walk ahead of a sacrifice fly by Tyler Engel. The promising inning ended one batter later as Matthew Crook grounded into a twin-killing.

Quincy pushed across two more runs in the sixth inning. Crook recorded an RBI groundout, before Michael Nielsen pulled the hosts to within 7-4 with a two-out RBI single up the middle.

They would get no closer.

The Rex (23-21) answered with a single tally in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

“We knew they (Gems) would battle back, they always do,” Rex coach Tyler Wampler said. “So it was nice to see our guys respond the way we did. It’s just fantastic the way our guys are playing right now.”

The Gems loaded the bases in the seventh but failed to score. The three stranded runners on base were an unfortunate common theme for the Gems.

For the game, Quincy left 13 runners on base.

“We left guys on base all night, especially multiple innings with runners in scoring position,” Hightower said.

Half of the Rex’s runs came with two outs, including the first two runs of the game.

“Seems like we did a decent job of getting to two outs, but we couldn’t get that third out,” the co-manager said. “Two-out hits will win you ballgames, they did a nice job of that tonight. And we didn’t.”

The Rex out hit the Gems, 13-7.

Hunter Wienhoff started on the hill for the Gems and took the loss. The right-hander tossed the first three frames. Dylan Chisholm tossed a scoreless ninth inning and was the only Gems hurler, out of four, not to allow a run.

Offensively, former Quincy Notre Dame standout Joey Polak as well as Michael Nielsen were the lone bright spots for the Gems on Tuesday.

Polak reached base five times as he recorded a pair of singles, a double and walked twice. Nielsen finished 2-for-5. Both scored a run and knocked home a run.

“Joey and Michael swung it really well tonight,” Hightower mentioned. “They got barrells through the baseball tonight and both had a great approach at the plate.”

At 13-31 the Gems own the worst record in the league. They start a five-game road trip Wednesday at Kokomo.

“We have a long road trip ahead of us so we will just take it day-by-day,” Hightower said of moving forward.