News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 8, 2012

Rex knock Dubois County from unbeaten ranks

Associated Press

HUNTINGBURG — The Terre Haute Rex put together a pair of two-out rallies — one with considerable help — and knocked the host Dubois County Bombers out of the Prospect League unbeaten ranks by a 4-1 score Thursday night at League Field.

The two teams had battled through six scoreless innings when Jacob Hayes drew a two-out walk in the top of the seventh. Hayes stole second and Alex Reynolds followed with a double to break the tie.

With two out in the top of the eighth, the Bombers got generous. Two errors and a walk loaded the bases, Spencer Mahoney laced a two-run single and the third run of the inning scored on a wild pitch.

The Bombers didn’t go quietly in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with no outs on a pair of walks sandwiched around a hit by Frank Rawdow, but Rex right fielder Casey McCurdy gave closer Nick Blount some big-time help.

A sacrifice fly brought in the only Dubois County run, but McCurdy threw out Rawdow trying to go to third on the play for a double play that pretty much snuffed the Bombers’ rally.

The same two teams play at 7:05 p.m. today at Bob Warn Field.

Terre Haute Rex    000    000    130    —    4    7    0

Dubois County Bombers    000    000    001    —    1    5    3

Robinson, Timmerman (6), Oltman (8), Blount (9) and Teschner; Britt, Rashid (8) and Taveras. W — Timmerman. L — Britt. S — Blount.

Highlights — For the Rex, Kyle Kempf was 2 for 4, Spencer Mahoney was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Alex Reynolds was 1 for 5 with a double and an RBI. For the Bombers, Brendan Neel was 2 for 3.

Next — Dubois County (8-1) and Terre Haute (5-4) play at 7:05 p.m. today at Bob Warn Field.