Before we get started with this post, I have some new exciting things to share with everyone today. Thanks to my Twitch supporters and Amazon Prime Day, I made a big upgrade for my blog posts! I’ll be traveling with my new GoPro camera, and sharing my blog in more detail. It’s been a few days since I bought it, and I’m learning how to use it along the way. To all of the great people that have been very supportive so far, Thank you! I’ll continue to make upgrades to make this experience better along the way. With that being said, I’ll start doing my blog posts a little different now. I’ll include the YouTube video link I’ll be uploading towards the beginning of the blog post, before going into detail about the game. (continued below the video.)
Some of you that may be familiar with the area might’ve noticed that I took a longer route to the game. I had a great reason for this. I picked my friend Matt up to go to the game with me! This was the perfect game for him to come with me. The weather wasn’t looking good at all for this game, and it ended up being a beautiful Midwest summer night. All of the rain that was supposed to be around all day, ended up being gone before I even woke up. We almost changed plans, and I’m glad we waited it out!
When I was planning my trips this season, this was one of the main games I had on my radar. I wanted to travel to the games when Clinton was on the road, if possible. Most of the games on Saturdays were at home, so this was a great opportunity. When Clinton was in the Midwest League, I would travel to surrounding ballparks, and now there are new stadiums to see in The Prospect League!
QU Stadium is another historic ballpark that opened in 1938. The stadium was renovated in 2014, but has preserved a lot of history. Like Springfield, this stadium takes you back in time when you walk in. Quincy is also a former Midwest League team from 1960-1973.
The game started with Clinton taking the lead in the 2nd inning. This was a very clean game for the most part. Clinton maintained the lead for almost the entire game. The great thing about baseball is that the game is never over, no matter what side of it you’re on. This is even more accurate when it comes to college baseball. That’s the exact reason to never leave a game early. Clinton went into the 9th inning with a 3-1 lead, and ended up losing 3-4 on a walk off. While the loss was tough to see, it will definitely be something for the players to build on in their development.
Usually before and after the game, I’ll share some of the things in the area to do/see. This was a longer drive, along with weather uncertainty, so we didn’t have much time to explore. However, I do recommend catching a game here if you’re in the area, and enjoy seeing historic stadiums. This stadium is about 2 hours away from the St Louis area, and not too far away from other Prospect League stadiums I’ve visited this season. As always, I’ll share my pictures from the game below this post! Next game will be 7/3 in Waterloo IA, along with 7/4 in Clinton. After that, we have some big weekends planned for AP Ballparks. Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!