Lorain, Ohio —
The usually reliable Terre Haute Rex bullpen failed in the final two innings Saturday night, allowing six runs in the final two innings as host Lorain County came from behind for an 8-3 Prospect League baseball win.
The Rex took a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh when Derek Hannahs walked and came around on a double by Lucas Hileman and an error.
But the Ironmen took the lead in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly and Jeff Cola’s two-out double, then added three more two-out runs in the eighth.
Nick Johnson had a pair of run-scoring doubles to lead the Rex, driving in Koby Kraemer after an error in the fourth inning and following up a single by Joe Meggs with another RBI in the sixth.
The loss spoiled a quality start for Chris Nunn of the Rex, who allowed just one earned run in six innings.
Terre Haute Rex 000 101 100 — 3 6 2
Lorain County Ironmen 100 001 33x — 8 12 2
Nunn, Wren (7), Kohorst (8), Dorsett (8) and Teschner; Revello, Blackburn (7), Bryant (8) and Grieco. W — Blackburn. L — Wren. S — Bryant.
Highlights — For the Rex, Nick Johnson was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, Lucas Hileman and Chris Roglen were both 1 for 4 with a double, Joe Meggs was 1 for 3 with a run and Stephen Bruno was 1 for 4.
Next — The Terre Haute Rex (6-4 in second half) play tonight at Butler.
n Mixed doubles tourney — At Rea Park, 46 players participated Saturday in the 18th annual Children’s Museum Flighted Mixed Doubles Championships.
The closeness of the competition resulted in 13 matches decided by super tiebreakers. All proceeds to go the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.
Hunter Bullock-Jordan Kelsey def. Jacqualynn Bogle-Nathan Bogle 6-4, 5-7, 10-7; Taylor Bullock-Chris Holcomb def. Eesha Purohit-Uday Sarvapalli 6-4, 6-1; Shivani Purohit-Neelay Purohit def. Emma Bilyeu-Chris Telezyn 6-3, 1-6, 10-5; Maddy Bogle-Drew Holcomb def. Tabitha Fagg-Shawn Anderson 6-0, 6-0; T.Bullock-C.Holcomb def. H.Bullock-Kelsey 3-6, 6-2, 12-10; M.Bogle-D.Holcomb def. S.Purohit-N.Purohit 6-1, 6-3; J.Bogle-N.Bogle def. Bilyeu-Telezyn 4-6, 7-5, 10-8, consolation final; M.Bogle-D.Holcomb def. T.Bullock-C.Holcomb 1-6, 6-3, 10-8, championship.
Lynsey Stoick-Willie Lower def. Jeannie Ji-Ralph Dale 7-6, 2-6, 13-11; Donna Kellams-Jerry Vickery def. Rebeka Arrojo-Kevin Montgomery 6-3, 6-4; Stoick-Lower def. Mallory Metheny-Steve Metheny 7-5, 7-5; Olivia Caldwell-Ethan Caldwell def. Morgan Cook-Brian Francis 6-4, 3-6, 10-3; Maddie Kesler-John Kesler def. Emy Davis-Henry Davis 3-6, 6-3, 11-9; Heidi Dodson-Jeff Lookebill def. Kellams-Vickery 6-7, 6-1, 10-7; O.Caldwell-E.Caldwell def. Stoick-Lower, WD; Dodson-Lookebill def. M.Kesler-J.Kesler 7-5, 6-1; Cook-Francis def. E.Davis-H.Davis 6-2, 6-4, consolation final; O.Caldwell-E.Caldwell def. Dodson-Lookebill 6-3, 6-2, championship.
Sophie Saylor-Jon Ji def. Jordan Davis-Geoff Webb 4-6, 6-3, 12-10; Kassondra Volkers-Wes Kirk def. Saylor-Ji 2-6, 6-4, 10-8; Haley Leach-Tyler Funk def. Daria Sacopulos-Alexander Sacopulos 6-4, 3-6, 10-4; Davis-Webb def. D.Sacopulos-A.Sacopulos 6-2, 6-7, 10-7, consolation final; Volkers-Kirk def. Leach-Funk 6-1, 7-5, championship.
n DePuydt takes club title — At the Country Club of Terre Haute, Derek DePuydt shot a 2-under-par 211 to win the club championship by six shots over Phillip Myers.
The championship flight played three rounds, while the other flights played two rounds.
Former champions in the field included Myers, Mike Toney, Earl Elliott and Jim Winning.