It was a slug fest Tuesday in Quincy as the Gems edged out the Springfield Sliders, 13-12.
The Sliders took the lead in the top of the 5th, gaining five runs, but the Gems quickly answered to take the lead back in bottom of the 6th.
Springfield snagged the lead again in the 8th but Quincy racked up enough runs to get the advantage.
Looking to take the game into extra innings, the Sliders failed to edge out the Gems.
Springfield is back Quincy for the second game in the series against the Gems.