News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Given to Fly

August 13, 2006

Given to Fly: Role players provide vital little things

Even as Terre Haute Wayne Newton Post 346 fell behind 2-0 Sunday, there were signs that the team would break through against Beverly, Ohio, lefty Chris Dent.

One of the signs was Nick Ciolli’s blast that cleared the ballpark by 50 feet but was about 20 feet right of the foul pole. On a day when Ciolli and Indiana’s 2006 Mr. Baseball Josh Phegley both went 0 for 4 at the plate, it was also evident it might take a “small-ball” attack to get back into the game.

The top of Wayne Newton’s lineup, with Cole Vicars and Koby Kraemer setting it up for Phegley, Brady Shoemaker, Ciolli and Skyler Pearson, is scarier than the psychotic nurse in Stephen King’s “Misery.”

But the contributions by the role players for Wayne Newton should be lauded as much for getting manager John Hayes’ team a win away from reaching his — and Terre Haute’s, according to pitching coach Mike Hayes — first national finals appearance in Legion baseball.

No. 8 hitter John Rosselli, who will play next year for Vincennes University, came up with three big hits. Rosselli took what Dent gave him Sunday and sparked his team’s biggest inning with a leadoff single. All three of the second baseman’s hits went through the hole between shortstop and third base.

“The pitcher was throwing a lot of off-speed pitches,” said Rosselli, who’s hitting over .400 this summer. “He was bringing them in on the inside corner, so you scoot up in the box. It’s kind of a hard ball. I pulled the ball a lot today and I know we had several other hits on the left side.”

Wayne Newton has relied on the amazing run production of Shoemaker, along with the power that Phegley and Ciolli provide, but the rest of the lineup has to help grind out the wins when everyone’s not on top of their game.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Given to Fly
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Obama Signs Workforce Training Law UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity