The Quincy Gems put together one of their most complete games of the season Tuesday night in a 4-0 home win over Lafayette.
After a hot 4-0 start to the season, the Quincy Gems hit a speed bump over the past week and a half.
Having lost six of their past seven games, the Gems put together one of their most complete games of the season Tuesday night in a 4-0 win over Lafayette.
The win at QU Stadium pushed Quincy’s record back to .500 on the season at 6-6.
Blake Adams belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning for an early lead.
Austen Seidel took over from there.
The Gems starting pitcher tossed six shutout innings, surrendering just two hits while striking out eight.
“We could not have asked for a better start from him tonight,” Gems manager Rick Fraire said. “He was very solid and was filling up the (strike) zone."
Adams gave the Gems a 3-0 lead with an RBI double in the fifth inning.
Cody Birdsong tallied the final run of the game with an RBI single in the home half of the eighth. Cody Klotz, who tripled with two outs, scored on Birdsong’s knock.
“It was good to see the guys come up with some key hits late in the game,” the Gems skipper said. “Those insurance runs were big.”
Tyson Banks shut the door for his second save of the season. The big right-hander recorded the final five outs of the game for the Gems.
Tyler Engel and Brogan Kemp also helped keep the Aviators off the board, as the two hurlers combined for 1 ⅓ innings of relief.
“The bullpen was as good as advertised again tonight," Fraire said of his relievers. “They came in, threw strikes and got us to the end.”
For the game, Gems pitchers scattered just four hits and walked two batters.
Kyle Crowl and Adams both collected a pair of hits as the Gems finished with nine hits in the win.
“Just an all-around team effort from everyone tonight,” Fraire stated. “All the credit goes to the kids. It was a great game to watch, by both teams.”
The Gems are scheduled to host Terre Haute Wednesday night.