Front Office Staff

Jimmie and Julie Louthan

Quincy, IL
Quincy University


Phone: 217-214-7436


Walk-Up/Intro Song: Anything G&R
Gemstone: Topaz
Favorite sport & pro team: Baseball / Braves
Favorite Food: Any meal with my family
Least Favorite Food: Tofu
Top 3 Sports Movies: Brian’s Song, Moneyball, Rudy
Spirit Animal: Mule


Walk-Up/Intro Song: ***NERD ALERT*** “Don’t Rain on My Parade” -Barbara Streisand version
Favorite Form of Gemstone: Diamonds, of course!
Favorite sport & team: Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals) and College Basketball
Favorite Food: Loaded Nachos
Least Favorite Food: Mussels
Top 3 Sports Movies: Sandlot, Glory Road, Moneyball
Spirit Animal: According to an online survey, I have the spirit of an owl

2020 is the sixth season as Gems owners for Jimmie and Julie Louthan. In addition to the Gems, the Louthan’s own JJ’s Catering and Café J at 1400 N. 30th in Quincy. It was through the catering business that the Louthan’s became a part of Gems baseball, handling the concessions during the 2014 season. They took over ownership of the club in 2015.

Brett Peters

New London, MO
Northwest Missouri State


Phone: (573) 470-7162

Walk-Up/Intro Song: Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Gemstone: Diamond

Favorite sport & pro team: Football / Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak

Least Favorite Food: Rice Cakes

Top 3 Sports Movies: Rocky IV, We Are Marshall, Space Jam

Spirit Animal: Brown Bear

2020 is Brett’s first season with the Gems and his fourth in Collegiate summer league baseball. Brett has previously worked for the Hannibal Hoots and the St. Joseph Mustangs. He graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Production and hopes to bring creativity and excitement to the ballpark and the Gems presence online.

Alex Ruxlow


Phone: (620) 480-9515

Walk-Up/Intro Song: Scenes from an Italian Resturant – Billy Joel

Gemstone: Peridot

Favorite sport & pro team: Hockey / St. Louis Blues

Favorite Food: Chicken Parm

Least Favorite Food: Seafood

Top 3 Sports Movies: Bull Durham, Remember the Titans, For the Love of the Game

Spirit Animal: Penguin

Alex Ruxlow is in his first season as the Assistant General Manager of the Gems. A McPherson, Kansas native, Ruxlow handles many aspects of our corporate sales, marketing duties, and game operations.

Ruxlow played for the Gems in 2016 and has always wanted to move back to Quincy. He played 2 years at Hutchinson Community College where he graduated with his associate degree in business. Then he went to finish up his playing days at Fort Hays State University where he was the President of their Student Athletic Advisory Committee for both years and graduated with his bachelor’s in Health and Human Performance.

Ruxlow is finishing up his master’s degree in Sports Administration from Wichita State University and will graduate with honors in May of 2020. He resides in Quincy, Illinois and enjoys watching his beloved St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals.