Gems’ game at Alton suspended, will be completed in Quincy

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Jackson Galloway

ALTON, Ill. — Sunday night’s Prospect League game at Hopkins Field between the Alton River Dragons and Quincy Gems was suspended after four innings because of lightning and rain, with the host team leading 4-3.

The game will be completed at a later date in Quincy because the Gems do not return to Alton this season. Alton still has three games remaining to be played at Quincy. The game will be completed before one of those dates, which will be determined later.

Lightning forced the teams off the field at 7:29 p.m. The game was officially suspended at 8:45 p.m.

Quincy (12-14) scored twice in the first inning thanks to Jackson Galloway’s two-run single. Alton scored once in the second. Blake Burris’ two-out, two-run double off Gems starters Bennett Stice put the hosts ahead 3-2.

Quincy tied the score at 3-3 in the fourth inning when Ryan Hutchinson was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Alton regained the lead in the home half of the fourth inning. Gems reliever Jacob Winstead balked, allowing a run to score.

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