The Quincy Gems were eliminated from the Prospect League playoff race Wednesday with a loss at Kokomo in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Quincy Gems scored four runs in the third inning Wednesday night en route to a 4-2 win over the Kokomo Jackrabbits in the nightcap of a Prospect League doubleheader.
But a 5-0 loss in the first game eliminated the Gems from playoff contention in the West Division.
Quincy (32-27) will finish the season trailing Terre Haute and Danville in the division standings.
Taylor Soper pitched a complete game shutout to earn the Game 1 victory for the host Jackrabbits. He struck out eight while allowing just three hits and a walk.
Kokomo plated single tallies in both the third and fourth before adding insurance with a three-run sixth.
Ryan Jemar surrendered two runs in five innings to take the loss for Quincy.
Jake Hahn reached base twice for the Gems in the losing effort.
Cody Klotz hit a ground rule double that scored Bailey Montgomery and Matt Crook to lead Quincy to a win in Game 2.
Max McGuire (sacrifice fly) and Jimmy Huber (RBI single) knocked in the Gems' other runs.
Canton native Tanner Marshall struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball to earn the win for Quincy.
Ryan Mathewson recorded the final four outs for the save.
Quincy is scheduled to close its season with a home game against Hannibal on Thursday night.