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In Flight: Depth helps Hawks to strong GLVC start

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Through 15 games, the QU Hawks sit atop the GLVC West standings at (5-1). Through 15 games, the QU Hawks sit atop the GLVC West standings at (5-1).

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) --The Quincy University Hawks baseball team has been one of the hottest squads in the GLVC West coming out of the gate, with a (5-1) mark far throughout conference play.

Despite having to go deeper into the line-up and rotation due to injuries, head coach Josh Rabe has found ways to keep the train on the tracks, and has been pleased with the progress through the first part of the schedule.

"We've had a lot of guy's that have stepped forward," Rabe told WGEM Sports.

"We had a couple guys go down, so we had to reshuffle to deck and those guys have answered the bell."

"It's nice, we have a really deep team this year," added sophomore Brandon Ley.

"We've got guys at all nine positions that can play at any point, and we pick each other up. It's just a great time to be a part of the team."

On offense, junior Mitchell Broughton has been the biggest spark early for the Hawks, hitting .375 with 12 RBI's and seven doubles through the first 15 games.

"It just adds another big bat that's a definite luxury to our line-up," said Rabe.

"He was a good hitter to start with, but to have a good hitter with power, it's just very uncommon especially at the division two level."

"It's good to be back, be healthy," Mitchell Broughton added.

"I feel a lot more relaxed, and not a whole lot of pressure on me. So far, so good."

Up next for QU is a road trip to GLVC opponent Rockhurst this Friday and Saturday, where four games are scheduled.

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