Quincy, Il. — The Quincy Gems would like to announce the hiring of Manager Justin Paulsen.

“We are excited to have Justin coaching the Gems this summer,” said Gems Owner and General Manager Jimmie Louthan. “His experience from being a player in this league and other top summer collegiate leagues as well as playing pro ball will help him lead the roster we have put together. Justin has a lot to teach this good group of guys coming to Quincy and I look forward to seeing the Gems take the field under his leadership.”

Paulsen is currently serving as the hitting and infielders coach at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has previously served as a student assistant at his alma mater Missouri State. 

“I would like to take this occasion to thank the Gems ownership for this exciting new opportunity,” said Paulsen. “I am honored as well as elated to have a chance to coach some of the finest young baseball talent in one of the top collegiate summer leagues in the nation. I hope to help continue the Gems tradition of bringing high-level baseball to the Quincy community.”

While a player at Missouri State, Paulsen helped lead his team to both their second and third NCAA Super Regionals. He has received numerous awards, including an All MVC Second Team selection and an All MVC Honorable Mention. After his stint at Missouri State Paulsen was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 39th round. He played for two seasons in the Padres organization. 

The Quincy Gems will begin their 25th season on May 28th at home. Tickets are currently available online at quincygems.com/tickets. For the latest information on the Gems follow the Gems on Facebook and Twitter. 

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