News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 6, 2011

Rex rally for late Monday victory

The Tribune-Star

QUINCY, Ill. — The Terre Haute Rex opened the second half of their Prospect League season with a victory, defeating first-half Western Division champion Quincy 10-9 in 11 innings in baseball action on Monday.

The Rex led 7-3 midway in the game, but the host Gems knotted the score with four runs in the seventh. The Gems went up 8-7 in the eighth, before the Rex re-tied the score at 8-8 with a run in the top of the ninth.

Both teams scored in the 10th inning, but the Rex pushed across the winning run in the top of the 11th inning.

In the Rex 11th, Koby Kraemer led off with a bunt single, then was sacrifice bunted to second by John Loeffler. Nick Johnson plated Kraemer with a RBI-single. Reliever Brandon Dorsett was the winning pitcher, not allowing a run in the final 11⁄3 innings of the game.

The Rex had 18 hits in the game, the two teams combining for 30 hits.

Lucas Hileman had four hits, Ronnie Mitchell three hits, while Chris Manning, Joe Meggs, Kraemer, Johnson and Jacob Hayes had two hits apiece. Kraemer hit a home run, while Manning, Hileman and Meggs had doubles.

The Rex (1-0 in the second half) played at Hannibal on Tuesday night. The game ended past the Tribune-Star’s news deadline.