TERRE HAUTE —
Kyle Kempf had three hits and was part of three rallies and Tommy Strunc pitched seven strong innings Thursday as the Terre Haute Rex beat the Danville Dans 6-2 in Prospect League baseball.
The same two teams play again tonight at Danville.
Strunc scattered six hits in seven innings and took a shutout into the bottom of the seventh, when Danville’s Bradley Roney hit a two-run homer. Billy Timmerman added two innings of hitless relief for the Rex.
Terre Haute broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third when singles by Spencer Mahoney and Edmund Cheatham and a walk to Jacob Hayes loaded the bases with no outs. Kempf drove in the first run with a single, and Michael Schroeder added a bases-loaded walk.
With two out in the top of the fifth, Kempf drew a walk and stole second. He came home on a hit by Schroeder, Nick Johnson tripled to drive in Schroeder, and Johnson scored on an error. The final Terre Haute run came in the seventh on hits by Alex Reynolds and Kempf and a sacrifice fly by Johnson.
Terre Haute Rex 002 030 100 — 6 9 1
Danville Dans 000 000 200 — 2 6 3
Strunc, Timmerman (8) and Norwood; Ruse, Helwick (4), Gannon (6), Frahm (8) and Fiasco. W — Strunc. L — Ruse. HR — D: Roney.
Highlights — For the Rex, Kyle Kempf was 3 for 4; Spencer Mahoney was 2 for 4; Nick Johnson was 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs; and Michael Schroeder was 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Next — The Rex (10-11) and the Dans (7-14) play again at 7:30 p.m. today at Danville Stadium.