News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 17, 2011

Metro Roundup: Usually reliable Rex bullpen fails in final two innings

The Tribune-Star

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.

A flight

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.

B flight

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.

C flight

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.

Championship flight

211 — Derek DePuydt 70-72-69

217 — Phillip Myers

221 — Jim Winning

First flight

151 — Preston White

154 — Steve Danielson

155 — Chris Yamamoto

Second flight

169 — Mike Woodward

171 — Andy Myers

172 — Dave Williams

Third flight

174 — Nick Lizanich

180 — Jeff Harper

185 — Howard Wooden, Don Decker

n Boyd a winner — At Montgomery. juniors from the area had top finishes in Mountain Dew action on Friday at Country Oaks.

Ben Boyd of Linton shot 72 to take first in the boys 17-19 division. Two other Linton players were in the top 10 with Luke French carding 80 to tie for fourth and Clayton French shooting 83 for eighth place.

Terre Haute North player Adam LaGrange had 75 for second in the boys 15-16 division and North teammate Sam Pollock tied for third with 77, while Kaleb Weddle and Drew Cahill each shot 82 to tie for eighth.

Spencer Danielson of Terre Haute shot 90 for 15th in the boys 13-14 group and Sydney Shrum of Cloverdale had 92 to tie for 10th in the girls 15-16 division.

n Granda second — At Bloomington, Andrew Granda of Brazil shot an 81 on Thursday to finish second by one shot in the 10-11 boys division of the Pepsi/Aquafina Junior Tour event at Cascades.

Peyton Snoeberger of Williamsport was first with an 80, while Dylan Zink of Lanesville was third at 88.

n Another ace — At Mark’s Par Three, Darin Pemberton of Terre Haute got a hole-in-one Thursday on the 129-yard first hole using a gap wedge.

Josh Wright, Bob Dillion and Cody Gaskins witnessed the shot.

n Community Center outing — At Idle Creek, the 14th & Chestnut Community Center conducted its outing on Friday.


53 — Jim Hughes, Jerry Cline, Bill Flurkey, George Fritch


66 — John Bridgewater, John Bridgewater Jr., Brian Bridgewater, Jeff Crist

67 — Dave Rogers, John Perry, Tim Fagg, Steve Fagg

Skill prizes

Closest to pin — Mark Metheny (No. 9)

Longest drive — Jim Evans (No. 15)

Longest putt — Darren Hoalt (No. 1)

n ISU outing — At Idle Creek, the Indiana State University alumni outing was played Thursday.


54 — Angie Martin, Jeff Martin, Greg Towne

56 — Danny Tanoos, Jay Etling, Chris Cassell, Thomas Thomas


63 — John Heintz, Ronald Rich, John Dinkel, Ron Prettyman

Skill prizes

Closest to pin — Beth Wernz (No. 3), Kerry Catt (No. 9), David Wright (No. 12), Cassell (No. 16)

Longest drive — Wernz (No. 15)

Longest putt — Matt Roman

n Goddard ties for second — At Henderson, Ky., Idle Creek professional Ray Goddard tied for second in the pro division of the Tri-State Pro-Am last week.

Goddard shot a 73 at the Henderson Country Club.


n Wildcats win again — At Elkhart, the West Central Wildcats improved their league record to 4-0 and their overall record to 4-1 with a 38-7 win Saturday over the Elkhart Shamrock.

The Wildcats got 100 yards rushing and a touchdown from 39-year-old Butch Auler and another score from Cogan Keith. Mike Landry, Derek Thompson and James Allen caught touchdown passes and Logan Valentine kicked a 50-yard field goal.

Next game for the Wildcats is this noon next Saturday at Rose-Hulman’s Cook Stadium.

Auto racing 

n Schuerenberg wins again — At Bloomington, Hunter Schuerenberg won the Indiana Sprint Week feature Friday night at Bloomington Speedway.

Schuerenberg led all the way in the 30-lap to become the first driver to win two times in the U.S. Auto Club event. Dave Darland was fast qualifier and took second with Danny Holtsclaw of Bloomfield third.

Chris Windom won his heat and placed 12th in the main. He took a 35-point lead over Bryan Clauson into Saturday's Sprint Week finale at Tri-State Speedway.

Two flips — one by Levi Jones — were recorded with no serious injuries reported.


Friday's results

Fast qualifier — Dave Darland.

Qualifying race winner — Andrew Elson.

Heat winners — Chris Windom, Brady Short, Jerry Coons Jr., Danny Holtsclaw, Coleman Gulick (semi).

Feature — Hunter Schuerenberg, Darland, Holtsclaw, Bryan Clauson, Coons, Jon Stanbrough, Shane Cottle, Daron Clayton, Chad Boespflug, Tracy Hines, Ty Deckard, Windom, Short, Damion Gardner, Bobby East, Casey Shuman, Mike Spencer, Robert Ballou, Chris Babcock, Wes McIntyre, Casey Riggs, Levi Jones, Gulick, Keith Bloom.


n Valley athletes compete — At Muncie, several Wabash Valley competitors competed last weekend in the 2011 Ironman Muncie 70.3 event, a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.

Top time among the locals was achieved by Paul Asay, competing in the 50-54 age group, at 5 hours, 18 minutes and 8 seconds. Also competing were Greg Lucas, 50-54, 5:40:25; Tyler Lucas, 18-24, 5:46:13; Brandon Lucas, 18-24, 6:22:55; and Adam Stakeman, 30-34, 6:23:53.

Ben Hoffman of Durango, Col., was the men’s winner in 3:48:14, while Melissa Rollison of Australia won the women’s competition in 4:08:48.