TERRE HAUTE —
Despite getting a three-run homer from Brian Wolfe in the third inning, the Terre Haute Rex lost to the Quincy Gems 6-3 in the first game of a Prospect League baseball doubleheader Tuesday night.
The loss temporarily dropped the Rex (14-9) two games behind the first-place Gems (15-6) in the West Division standings, although the second game of the twinbill was still being played at the Tribune-Star’s news deadline.
Kyle Kempf and Tyler Wampler each went 2 for 4 for the Rex in the opener, with Wampler contributing a double. Starter John Robert Patterson was the losing pitcher.
In other baseball news:
• Post 346 splits — At Terre Haute North High School, a thunderstorm stopped the second game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader with Wayne Newton Post 346 batting with one out and runners on second and third base in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night.
Post 346, leading 1-0 at the time, was awarded the victory over Napoleon (Ohio) Post 300. This came after Wayne Newton lost to Napoleon 5-1 in the opener.
Napoleon, Ohio, Post 300 020 012 0 — 5 9 1
Wayne Newton Post 346 100 000 0 — 1 4 0
W — Kuszmal. L — Pete Lannoo, 1-3.
Highlights — For Wayne Newton, Sam Wolf went 2 for 3 with a double and a run batted in.
Napoleon, Ohio, Post 300 000 0 — 0 7 2
Wayne Newton Post 346 100 0 — 1 2 1
Game ruled official in the bottom of the 4th when a T-storm stopped action.
W — Cody Brock, 1-0. L — Wickum.
Highlights — For Wayne Newton, Jacob Johnson led off the bottom of the first inning by reaching base on an error, then later scored the only run on a groundball double play.
Next — Wayne Newton (12-5) will face Ballwin, Mo., in the Paducah, Ky., Tournament at 9 p.m. EDT Thursday.
• Valley athletes honored — Kaden Lawson of South Vermillion and Sam Wolf of Terre Haute North were named first-team all-staters by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association, according to a press release issued late Monday night.
Lawson is the catcher on the Class 3A team, while Wolf is the first baseman on the Class 4A squad.
Honorable-mention selections included Patrick Green and Brett Yeryar of Shakamak in Class A, Tucker Smith of Sullivan in Class 2A, Kevin Stewart of West Vigo in Class 3A and T.J. Collett of North in Class 4A.
IHSBCA all-state teams
Drafted — Trey Ball, New Castle; Josh Van Meter, Norwell; Alex Krupa, Greenwood; Zack Brown, Seymour; Tyler Walsh, Evansville Mater Dei; Daniel Ayers, Columbus North
Class A first team — Kyle Mikesell, Frontier, catcher; Jon Miller, Cowan, first base; Drake Fleck, North White, second base; Riley Benner, Tri-County, third base; Jake Churchill, Lafayette Central Catholic, shortstop; Colin Hineman, North White, Luke Miller, Cowan, and Pete Wissel, Blue River Valley, outfield; Nathan Hannan, Rising Sun, and Hunter Gladish, Frontier, pitchers.
Class A honorable mention — Jake Moore, Kouts; Shae Lear, Tri-County; Trent Tatlock, Edinburgh; Ryan Walker, Clinton Prairie; Brett Yeryar, Shakamak; Jackson Anthrop, Lafayette Central Catholic; Andrew Hubertz, Lafayette Central Catholic; Jason Boston, South Central (Elizabeth); Trey Bradley, Orleans; Brandon Gallinger, Frontier; David Huber, Rising Sun; Dominique Norman, Jac-Cen-Del; Bryce Brockett, Indianapolis Lutheran; Patrick Green, Shakamak; Hayes Cronk, Lafayette Central Catholic; Sammy Wilkerson, Edinburgh; D.J. Buschman, North White; Caleb Stayton, Elkhart Christian.
Class 2A first team — Andy Roser, Northfield, catcher; Shea Beauchamp, Wabash, first base; Austin Fuller, Union County, second base; Dakota Ware, Seeger, third base; Logan Barnes, Taylor, shortstop; Judah Zickafoose, Westview, Colton Martin, North Posey, and Larry Crisler, Hammond Noll, outfield; Ryan Keaffaber, Northfield, and Cole Bartlett, Hagerstown, pitchers.
Class 2A honorable mention — Nathan Kuester, South Spencer; Glen McClain, Fremont; Owen Young, Alexandria; Dalton Combs, Adams Central; Tucker Smith, Sullivan; Collin Dawes, Northfield; Tyler Schneider, South Spencer; Jeff Cardenas, Fort Wayne Luers; Hayden Woodard, Wapahani; Landon Cole, Wabash; Trevor Bradway, Hagerstown; Jake Johnson, Eastern Greene; Brent Simmons, Churubusco; Kaleb Kinnaman, Knightstown; Kevin Rex, Park Tudor; Kyle Joyce, Hebron; Blaize Kelly, Alexandria; Isaac Luginbill, Adams Central; Jason Sterrett, Delphi; Bryce Pennington, Speedway; Dean Hill, Boone Grove.
Class 3A first team — Kaden Lawson, South Vermillion, catcher; Mark Geisler, Jasper, first base; Ben Wewe, Franklin County, second base; Zach Sizemore, Franklin County, third base; Jackson Boyce, Leo, shortstop; Troy Montgomery, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Jordan Jackson, Crawfordsville, and Marcus Pingleton, Western, outfield; Luke Hunter, Norwell, and Skylar Parker, Angola, pitchers.
Class 3A honorable mention — Tony Zook, Fairfield; Austin Schultz, Greensburg; Clark Vaughn, Madison; Tyler Cockerham, North Harrison; Austin Stout, Yorktown; Nick Gobert, Jasper; Austin Conway, Delta; Cameron Monroe, Crawfordsville; Andrew Plucklebaum, Indianapolis Chatard; Nick Podkul, Andrean; Austin Christner, Fairfield; Kevin Stewart, West Vigo; Alex Stoddard, Whitko; Tyler Willinger, Charlestown; Blake Millister, Plymouth; Reece Phillips, Edgewood; Ryan Thurston, Madison; Brayden Wall, Washington; Zac Ryan, Andrean; Jesse Smith, Griffith.
Class 4A first team — Garrett Sherrell, New Albany, catcher; Sam Wolf, Terre Haute North, first base; Ryan Burvan, Lake Central, second base; Colin Brockhouse, Fort Wayne Northrop, third base; Mark Hartnagel, Brownsburg, shortstop; Tanner Tully, Elkhart Central, Nolan Rogers, Bloomington South, and Tyler Houston, Brownsburg, outfield; Cory Malcolm, Elkhart Central, and Ashe Russell, Indianapolis Cathedral, pitchers.
Class 4A honorable mention — Demetrius Webb, Indianapolis North Central; T.J. Lindstrand, Noblesville; T.J. Collett, Terre Haute North; Cole McCrary, Westfield; Brock Logan, Northridge; Gabe Burkhardt, Plainfield; Tucker Marcum, New Albany; Casey Ianigro, Elkhart Central; Landon Fink, Greenwood; Curtiss Irving, Greenfield-Central; Drew Ellis, Jeffersonville; Devin Mann, Columbus North; A.J. Schomber, East Central; Kyle Selvey, Jay County; Derek DeSpain, Floyd Central; Brendan Dudas, Perry Meridian; Matt Eppers, Elkhart Central; Alec Olund, Lake Central; Adam Cornwell, Bloomington North; Tre Gantt, Hamilton Southeastern; Aaron Dye, Merrillville; Logan Sowers, McCutcheon; Connor West, Huntington North; Jordan Tackett, Perry Meridian; Trent Astle, Jeffersonville; Curtis Wilson, Anderson; Justin Curry, McCutcheon; Mac Lozer, Indianapolis North Central; Mike Crowley, Chesterton; Peter Ripke, Lafayette Jeff; Luke Porter, Noblesville; Natdhan Manworren, Westfield; Zach Plesac, Crown Point; Tyler Huth, Fort Wayne Northrop; Austin Sparks, Indianapolis Cathedral; Ryan Dills, Evansville North; Colby Stratten, Bloomington North; Mitch Powers, Castle.
• Evans honored again — Rose-Hulman 2013 graduate Liz Evans earned the 100th Academic All-American honor in the engineering institute’s history, according to results released Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The five-time national champion was one of 15 women’s track and field and cross-country student-athletes named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Division Women’s First-Team Academic All-American squad. Fifteen student-athletes were named first-team Academic All-Americans in a category featuring more than 440 institutions at the NCAA Division III level.
Evans continues another Rose tradition with this selection. The honor marks the 28th consecutive year that a Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Academic All-American honors, the sixth longest streak among all NCAA Division I, II or III institutions and the longest streak in Division III.
In addition to five NCAA Division III national championships and eight All-American awards, Evans also graduated in May with two bachelor’s degrees, one in mathematics and one in electrical engineering.
Most recently, Evans placed seventh in the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake University to establish herself as one of the top jumpers at any level in the nation. She established a new NCAA Division III women’s high jump all-time outdoor record for the third time this spring by clearing 6 feet, 1/2 inch at the championships.
Evans claimed the 14th Academic All-American honor in the sport of track and field. The fifth Rose track athlete to earn multiple honors, Evans capped a career featuring two first-team Academic All-American awards (2012 and 2013) and a second-team honor (2011). She also became just the fourth student-athlete in school history to earn three or more Academic All-American awards (Thomas Reives, Ed Huonder, Greg Kremer).
In her career, Evans earned eight All-American awards with five first-place efforts, two national runner-up performances and one third-place finish. She also claimed five Great Lakes Region Athlete of the Year awards and was the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year six times.