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  • Rex fall 9-4 at Quincy

    The Terre Haute Rex lost 9-4 to the Quincy Gems on Saturday in Prospect League action.

    June 5, 2011

  • SPT060311rex8498.JPG Rex strand 16 in loss to Dubois County

    What Indiana State players giveth, they taketh away.
    That was the case for the Terre Haute Rex against the Dubois County Bombers in Prospect League baseball action Friday.

    June 4, 2011 3 Photos

  • SPT060211REX dorsett.jpg A place to bond: Fathers, sons take in Rex games

    Showing last year’s strong attendance at Bob Warn Field was no fluke, 1,161 fans turned out from the Terre Haute community for Thursday’s Terre Haute Rex season opener.
     

    June 3, 2011 2 Photos

  • SPT060211REX pearson1.jpg Walk on, walk off: Rex win with dramatics in ninth inning

    A starter for Southern Illinois University was the hero in what is typically enemy territory Thursday night at Bob Warn Field, the home of Indiana State and —now that the calendar is flipped to June — Terre Haute Rex baseball.

    June 3, 2011 3 Photos

  • SPT062410rex meggs.jpg Rex ready to build on first-season success

    With five returning players and a roster that manager Brian Dorsett says has more speed, a more well-rounded pitching staff and just more talent, the second season for the Terre Haute Rex could be better than the first.

    May 29, 2011 1 Photo

  • Former ISU pitcher John Howes joins Rex as pitching coach

    “I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s awesome what the Rex have done for the community,” Howes said. “How nice was it in July to go to a game?”

    May 29, 2011

  • SPT070310rexkraemer.jpg Attracting talent: Terre Haute Rex building reputation in baseball world

    Attracting the highest quality baseball players as possible may be as important as any goal for the Terre Haute Rex management team.
    Doing so is a year-by-year process in which word of mouth can be the best advertising method to appeal to college programs around the nation.
    Team president Kevin Hoolehan thinks the Rex got that goal off to a strong start in the team’s first season in 2010.

    April 15, 2011 2 Photos

  • Dorsett to return as Terre Haute Rex manager

    Even though Brian Dorsett keeps busy running his Terre Haute auto dealership, the former Indiana State University athlete and former major-league player can’t quit baseball cold turkey.
    He won’t allow himself to do it. Not yet anyway.

    October 1, 2010

  • 2,178 turn out to watch Rex win inaugural season finale

    Saturday’s Terre Haute Rex finale could have been a bittersweet affair. After all, less than 24 hours before Saturday’s game against Danville began, the Rex were eliminated from Prospect League playoff contention after they were swept in a doubleheader at Nashville, Tenn. Instead of playing for a playoff spot, the Rex were playing for pride.

    August 8, 2010

  • From the Pressbox: Terre Haute fans should give themselves a hand for Rex success

    Earlier this season, I was told that minor league teams shouldn’t expect to make a profit until their second season of operation. Most won’t escape red ink until their third season.

    August 8, 2010

  • Terre Haute Rex eliminated from playoff contention

    The Terre Haute Rex needed to win at least one game in a doubleheader against the Nashville Outlaws to remain alive in the Prospect League's Central Division race.
    They couldn't do it.

    August 7, 2010

  • Rex lose, Central Division race tied up

    The Terre Haute Rex are fit to be tied … in more ways than one. The Rex played poorly in a 7-2 loss to the Quincy Gems on Wednesday at Bob Warn Field — the Rex committed five errors and squandered several early scoring chances.

    August 4, 2010

  • Rex score eight of nine runs with two outs in inning

    Apparently the worst thing the three pitchers from the Dupage Dragons could do Friday night at Bob Warn Field was get the second out of the inning.

    July 30, 2010

  • Terre Haute Rex fall 5-2 to division rival Nashville

    It wasn’t so much Thursday night’s game at Bob Warn Field that bothered manager Brian Dorsett of the Terre Haute Rex, although the contest obviously wasn’t one of his favorites.

    July 30, 2010

  • Late night, tough loss: Nashville tops Terre Haute in 13-inning marathon

    The formula for extra innings for the Terre Haute Rex is simple. If the day ends in a “y” you have a good chance to see free baseball at Bob Warn Field. Tuesday’s game against Nashville was no exception. The Outlaws forced extra innings with a two-run ninth inning and the game was decided in the 13th when Nashville broke through for an 11-9 victory in a game that lasted 4 hours, 41 minutes and which ended at nearly midnight.

    July 28, 2010

  • Rex top RiverRats in duel, increase division lead

    In the wooden bat Prospect League, power rarely comes into the equation when it comes to offense, but the Terre Haute Rex were the exception that proved the rule in a game at Richmond on Friday.

    July 23, 2010

  • Rex take first-place showdown with River Rats in 10th

    Entering the ninth inning with a two-run deficit, the Rex needed to generate a rally to maintain its Prospect League Central Division lead as the River Rats were on their heels, a half-game behind in the standings.

    July 23, 2010

  • Michael Son’s pitching leads Rex to win over Dragons in heated game

    Emotion is a two-way street in baseball. But the rule of thumb is that it’s a good thing when the team wins.
    The Terre Haute Rex had some emotional moments — one in particular that nearly saw both teams boil over — against the Dupage Dragons at Bob Warn Field on Wednesday. But the 5-4 win over the Dragons allowed the Rex to take it all in stride.

    July 21, 2010

  • Rex slip in rain

    The Terre Haute Rex rallied to take a 6-5 on leadoff man Nolan Earley’s sixth-inning solo home run, but the Springfield Sliders scored three in the seventh and held on through a rain delay for a 9-7 victory.

    July 19, 2010

  • Rex’s bats stay hot in 7-6 win over Paints

    The Terre Haute Rex built a 7-3 lead by the seventh inning stretch, then held on with clutch relief pitching over the final two innings to defeat the Chillicothe Paints 7-6 in a Prospect League baseball game on Sunday night.

    July 18, 2010

  • Double split: Rex take first game vs. Dans, drop second

    The “visiting” Terre Haute Rex did their scoring damage “Earley” and often in the first game of a Prospect League baseball doubleheader at Bob Warn Field on Saturday night. Nolan Earley drilled a pair of doubles in each of the first and second innings — both going to nearly identical spots at the base of the wall in front of the scoreboard — driving in three runs as the Rex jumped to an early 5-0 lead.

    July 17, 2010

  • SPT062410rex meggs.jpg Meggs helping red-hot Rex with versatility, energy

    Meggs resided in Terre Haute for only three years, but he made a huge impact. Not just as a baseball player — two standout seasons at Terre Haute North and a promising freshman year at Indiana State University — but also as a consummate team player.

    July 15, 2010 1 Photo

  • Rex win streak at four after Dubois falls 2-1

    The Terre Haute Rex extended its hold on first place Wednesday, holding off Dubois County 2-1 at League Stadium. The Rex stretched their win streak to a season-best four victories.

    July 14, 2010

  • Rex Notebook: Licon, Carlson give Terre Haute second half spark

    When Terre Haute Rex players Jase Morgan, Derick Daniel and Jake Wood were hurt just before the Prospect League All-Star break, their absence took away half of the Rex total home run output (all from Morgan) along with the loss of .271 worth of combined production at the plate. The loss of the three players to the inactive list could have been acute, but instead, their replacements have given the Rex the charge they’ve needed to get off to a 4-1 start going into Wednesday’s Prospect League action.

    July 14, 2010

  • First place feels good to Rex

    There’s no magic bullet as to why the Terre Haute Rex are off to a first-place start in the second half of the Prospect League season. There’s no one statistical factor that has improved drastically. So after Terre Haute defeated Hannibal 2-1 at Bob Warn Field on Tuesday to cement its grip on first place, Rex manager Brian Dorsett gave the credit for Terre Haute’s 4-1 second-half start to chemistry.

    July 13, 2010

  • Rex roll past Dans in 10-2 win

    The Terre Haute Rex have had to deal with a lengthy rain delay, a waterlogged field, a makeup doubleheader that ran well past midnight, a very short night, then if that wasn’t enough, even endured an 18-minute umpire delay.

    July 11, 2010

  • Rex recover for doubleheader split at Danville

    For Terre Haute Rex manager Brian Dorsett, the opening game of a doubleheader with the Danville Dans was an unwelcome reprise of the worst moments from the first half of the season.

    July 10, 2010

  • Terre Haute Rex manager Brian Dorsett happy to teach young players, represent his hometown

    When Terre Haute’s Brian Dorsett played professional baseball in the 1980s and 1990s, he traveled all over the country and stayed in cities of all sizes.

    July 6, 2010

  • Halfway through season, Rex in contention for Prospect League’s Central Division title

    All of the Terre Haute Rex players are enrolled in college, so they fully understand the concept of mid-term exams — as applied to their academics. In baseball parlance, the Prospect League All-Star break serves as a type of mid-term exam, a measuring stick for the team.

    July 6, 2010

  • Terre Haute Rex drop series finale at Dubois County, 3-2

    The Dubois County Bombers scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to come from behind and defeat the visiting Terre Haute Rex 3-2 in a Prospect League baseball game at League Stadium on Sunday.

    July 4, 2010

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