Gems score just one run in loss, remain 1.5 games out of first with three to play

11 Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli

Tyler Clark-Chiapperelli

QUINCY — The Quincy Gems’ chances of reaching the postseason took a hit Friday night.

With Clinton losing 6-3 at home to O’Fallon, a victory would have put the Gems within a half-game of first place in the Prospect League’s Great River Division. However, the Gems mustered little offense in a 2-1 setback to the Burlington Bees at QU Stadium.

Quincy (27-30, 14-16 second half) is 1 1/2 games behind Clinton with three games remaining to play. The LumberKings have four.

The Gems’ only run came in the eighth inning when Tyler Clark-Chiapperelli hit a solo home run. The Gems had eight hits in the game but also struck out 14 times against four Bees pitchers.

Quincy starter Brayden Haug allowed two runs in six innings. Reliever Andrew Fay tossed three perfect innings of relief.

Matt Schark had two hits for the Gems. He needs one run batted in to break the league record of 66 set in 2012.

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