QUINCY, Ill. – A day after jumping out to a 7-0 lead over Quincy, Nashville fell behind 6-0 after three innings as the Gems went on to defeat the Outlaws 10-4 at QU-Stadium on Tuesday night.
Sam Dove (Georgia Tech) and Ryan McCauley (Niagara) continued to swing a hot bat Tuesday as they both went 2-for-4 to lead the Nashville offense. McCauley is hitting .643 (9-for-14) in his last four games, including a season-best 4-for-4 effort against the Gems on Monday.
Quincy (11-10) finished the game with 10 runs on 10 hits while Nashville scored four runs on nine hits. The Outlaws had ample opportunities to score more runs Wednesday as they left 12 runners on base and Quincy committed four errors in the field.
Jared Fancher (TCU) led off the fifth-inning with a solo home run to cut into Quincy’s five-run lead. The home run was Fancher’s first of the season.
Nashville starting pitcher Andy Hillis (Tennessee) allowed eight runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks in 4.2 innings.
Matt Marsh (Austin Peay) allowed two runs on two hits in 2.1 innings of relief while Matt Fitton (Sacred Heart) struck out one and walked one in a scoreless inning of relief.
Nashville (10-12) will travel to Springfield, Ill., tomorrow to face the Springfield Sliders Wednesday night at Robin Roberts Stadium. The Sliders (14-7) currently lead the Prospect League Western Division and enter tomorrow’s game against the Outlaws winners of four of their last five games. The Sliders split a doubleheader with Hannibal on Tuesday night.
The Outlaws will return home to the Music City on Thursday, July 1st for a start of what will be a seven-game homestand at Hawkins Field.
Thursday’s game against the Dubois County Bombers will be a doubleheader. The first game will start at 6 p.m., with the second game to follow.
The doubleheader serves as a makeup for the June 17th game against Dubois that was rained out.