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April 8, 2013

Historic rally helps Rose sweep SMWC

TERRE HAUTE — Rose-Hulman earned two dramatic softball wins to sweep crosstown rival St.-Mary-of-the-Woods for the first time since 2004 at the Engineer Softball Field on Sunday.

In game one, sophomore Jessica Ahlborn blasted a walk-off solo home run in the seventh to lead the Engineers past SMWC 3-2. In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman rallied from a 7-0 deficit to capture a 10-8 victory.  The win marks the largest in-game comeback victory in the history of Rose-Hulman softball.

Ahlborn blasted a two-out, seventh-inning solo home to break a 2-2 tie and lift Rose-Hulman to a win in the opener. She also blasted a triple in the game and had three hits to lead the offense.

Sophomore Carly Heibel picked up the pitching win with a complete-game effort in the circle.  Heibel scattered six hits with four strikeouts.

Kelsey Rosselli led the SMWC offense with three hits, including two doubles, and one run scored. Carly Painter also blasted a solo home run for the Pomeroys. Danielle Owens tossed the complete game in the opener for SMWC with six strikeouts.

The wild second game featured an early 7-0 lead for SMWC. Shelby Barnett led the Pomeroy offense with a 4-for-4 performance, including a home run, four RBI and two runs scored. Rosselli added two hits and scored three runs.

Rose-Hulman (7-17) started its march back by taking advantage of a difficult fourth inning in the field for the Pomeroys.  The Engineers scored eight times in the fourth inning with seven hits and five SMWC (12-9) errors.

The key hits in the inning were three hits of two RBIs each. Ahlborn doubled home two runs with runners on first and third, and Allison Bowman slapped a two-run single to make the score 7-6. Freshman Stephanie Turner closed the rally with a two-run single to give Rose-Hulman an 8-7 lead it would keep.

Offensively, Heibel finished 4-for-4 with four singles, two runs scored and two RBI.  Ahlborn capped a strong performance with three hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI.

Freshman Taylor Lockhart earned the win with a memorable relief appearance. Lockhart allowed one run in 51⁄3 innings of work, pitching around six hits and seven walks with six strikeouts.

The Engineers return home to face Franklin College on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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In other softball action:

• Drake 13, ISU 1 — At Des Moines, Iowa, Junior Morgan Allee tied the ISU single season stolen bases record of 28, but the Indiana State softball team  fell in the finale of a three-game series at Drake.

“Today emphasized that if we play well, we can play with anyone, but if we play poorly, we can get beat by anyone,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said.

The Sycamores (13-23, 3-9 MVC) will return to action Tuesday when they host IUPUI.

Auto racing

• Sullivan’s Stockon takes lead — At Lawrenceburg, Kevin Thomas Jr. won the feature race in U. S. Auto Club sprint car action Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Thomas outdueled Sullivan’s Chase Stockon and Coleman Gulick to win, taking the lead for good on the last lap.

Stockon won his heat and led eight laps in the main, finishing second. He assumed first place in the sprint car point totals and has a 12-point lead over Hunter Schuerenberg going into a race this Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

Saturday’s results

Fast qualifier — Tracy Hines

Heat winners — Nick Drake, Dave Darland, Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou, Shane Cottle (semi)

Feature — Kevin Thomas Jr., Stockon, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, Bryan Clauson, Coleman Gulick, Thomas Messeraul, Cottle, Landon Simon, Jerry Coons Jr., Darland, Hines, Justin Grant, Tyler Courtney, Logan Hupp

• Brenton tops gamblers — Cody Brenton was the winner in a Gambler’s Race run Saturday at Crossroads Dragway.

Cody Brenton defeated brother Dustin to win the race run in connection with a test-and-tune session. Dustin competed in a Malibu borrowed from friend Tommy Smith.

A cleanup session is scheduled for Friday with the grand-opening race set for Saturday with time trials at 12:30 p.m.

Track information is available by telephone at 812-229-2167 or at www.crossroads    

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• Peeden posts win — At Putnamville, Steve Peeden was one of the feature winners in season-opening race Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway.

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A.J. Reed The University of Kentucky baseball team falls to Missouri 8-7 on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

  • Immense power: A leaner A.J. Reed making play as elite prospect

    Reed took his talents to Kentucky and the Southeastern Conference in 2011 and hasn’t looked back in the baseball sense. After a standout career at Terre Haute South — he was Indiana’s Player of the Year in 2011 — area fans had an idea of the wind Kentucky was sowing when it coaxed Reed to Lexington, Ky.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT041914track porter.jpg Terre Haute track and field athletes shine at Patriot Invitational

    The Terre Haute North and Brown County girls and boys came out winners Saturday in the Patriot Invitational Track and Field Meet at Terre Haute North High School.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Metro roundup: Reed connects for 15th home run on four-hit day

    Terre Haute’s A.J. Reed and Kentucky baseball teammate Max Kuhn each had four hits and a home run to lead the No. 19-ranked Wildcats to a series-clinching 11-4 win at Southeastern Conference foe Texas A&M on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in front of 5,311 fans at Blue Bell Park.
    Kentucky (26-13, 9-8 SEC) clinched the series victory at Texas A&M with the win, a day after posting a 6-3 victory in the opener Friday night.

    April 19, 2014

  • Prep roundup: North girls tennis beats ranked teams

    Terre Haute North knocked off two state-ranked teams — No. 12 Fort Wayne Canterbury and No. 13 Delta — on its way to capturing the Delta Invitational championship for girls high school tennis Saturday.

    April 19, 2014

  • ISU baseball drops second straight

    Indiana State’s baseball team rallied late in the game but could not get in front as the Canisius Golden Griffins held off the Sycamores 5-4 Saturday.
    ISU (24-12) will look to avoid being swept for the first time this season at noon EDT today when it plays the series finale against Canisius (22-13).
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Redneck Quaker: A young lady of the outdoors

    Where do I start to tell you about this 10-year-old outdoor lady? Let’s start with her own words from a nice letter she wrote.

    “My name is Lilly Hutchison and this year when I was nine and again hunting with my Papaw, Mike Burch, we got up way before daylight on opening morning of youth deer season. I was watching a 6-pointer for several minutes until a larger buck appeared and chased him off, but not giving me a shot at him. Papaw and I were preparing a place for our evening hunt when a couple of does came across the field right to us. I carefully placed my shot and she ran around 8 yards. That evening, we decided to go to our neighbors’ woods. On the way in, we saw a large buck watering in one of the few puddles in the creek. Papaw said we would wait nearby to see if he would come back. To our amazement, he did! I was fortunate to take this 10-pointer, 250-pound buck. I have had many great hunts with Papaw.”

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT041814THS BB jenkins.jpg Herrin's pitching effort leads South to win over Northview

    When two good high school baseball teams get together, each using one of its better pitchers, the margin for error figures to be slim, and some defensive plays that weren’t made were the difference Friday evening as Terre Haute South beat Northview 7-1.

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • METRO ROUNDUP: Odum shines in Portsmouth Invitational

    Former Indiana State guard Jake Odum had a productive first night at the Portsmouth Invitational late Thursday.
    The Terre Haute native scored 16 points, had six assists and three steals for the Portsmouth Partnership team in its 88-81 victory over Cherry Bekaert.

    April 19, 2014

  • Stout home run sparks South softball at Sullivan

    Terre Haute South junior Mariah Stout made her father proud and helped her team win its eighth game of the season at the same time Friday evening.
    With the previously flat-looking Braves trailing host Sullivan 1-0 with two outs and nobody on base in the top of the second inning, Stout woke up her dugout mates by hammering a McKenzie Pirtle pitch over the fence in left-center field for a score-tying home run.

    April 19, 2014

  • ISU falls to Canisius in first of three-game road series

    The Indiana State baseball team fell behind early and never could get the lead as host Canisius posted a 3-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Demske Sports Complex.
    The Sycamores (24-11) and Griffins (21-13) will meet again at 2 p.m. today, but the venue will switch to Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, N.Y. The same two teams also will play Sunday back at Demske Sports Complex in a noon start.

    April 19, 2014

Local Interest
  • METRO ROUNDUP: Waltman's funeral Saturday at Indianapolis

    Royce Waltman’s visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Methodist Church at 100 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis.

    April 10, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: Burnham leads Woods softball to wins

    After dropping a pair of games to Missouri Baptist on Wednesday, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beat Lindenwood-Belleville 9-7 and 1-0, both games in eight innings, on Thursday afternoon.
    Sarah Burnham’s seventh-inning homer in the first game tied the score 4-4, and the Pomeroys took a 5-4 lead later in the inning on an RBI double by Brooke Jordan before the Lynx tied the score in the bottom of the inning.

    March 21, 2014

  • METRO ROUNDUP: ISU softball splits pair in Florida

    Pitching dominated Tuesday’s opening day of play in the Rebel Spring Games for the Indiana State softball team, which defeated Bucknell 2-0 before falling 2-0 to Creighton.
    “The girls did a great job in the first game getting a couple runs,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “We leaned on [sophomore] Yvette Alvarez who pitched really well. We probably got as much as we could out of her and probably should have changed earlier so put that on me. We have a couple little things we can clean up and get a little better and we will be ready to go tomorrow.”

    March 11, 2014

  • Tony Dungy, wife Lauren signing books today in Terre Haute

    Former NFL coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren, are at Sam’s Club in Terre Haute today, Feb. 12, signing books until about 1:30 p.m.

    February 12, 2014

  • Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Thursday, based on jail records.

    February 7, 2014

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A.J. Reed The University of Kentucky baseball team falls to Missouri 8-7 on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

  • Immense power: A leaner A.J. Reed making play as elite prospect

    Reed took his talents to Kentucky and the Southeastern Conference in 2011 and hasn’t looked back in the baseball sense. After a standout career at Terre Haute South — he was Indiana’s Player of the Year in 2011 — area fans had an idea of the wind Kentucky was sowing when it coaxed Reed to Lexington, Ky.

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • METRO ROUNDUP: Odum shines in Portsmouth Invitational

    Former Indiana State guard Jake Odum had a productive first night at the Portsmouth Invitational late Thursday.
    The Terre Haute native scored 16 points, had six assists and three steals for the Portsmouth Partnership team in its 88-81 victory over Cherry Bekaert.

    April 19, 2014

  • ISU falls to Canisius in first of three-game road series

    The Indiana State baseball team fell behind early and never could get the lead as host Canisius posted a 3-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Demske Sports Complex.
    The Sycamores (24-11) and Griffins (21-13) will meet again at 2 p.m. today, but the venue will switch to Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, N.Y. The same two teams also will play Sunday back at Demske Sports Complex in a noon start.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT041614 SMWC jordan.jpg Saint Mary-of-the-Woods sweeps doubleheader over Rose-Hulman

    Over the years, defeating its crosstown rival has not usually been easy for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods or Rose-Hulman when they’ve met in college softball.
    But on Wednesday afternoon at The Woods, the home team made its doubleheader sweep look easy to first-year coach Mark Feller with five-inning decisions of 10-0 and 11-1.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT 030714 ODUM 02O'LEARY.jpg Terre Haute North grad O'Leary to transfer from Loyola

    Matt O’Leary is one of three men's basketball players at Loyola recently granted a release from his scholarship from the Missouri Valley Conference school.
    The former Terre Haute North standout told the Tribune-Star he doesn’t yet know his next move.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza Expanding the fan base: Bruce Rosselli, manager of the Terre Haute Rex, displays the team's new slogan, Wabash Valley's Own, during a press conference on Wednesday at Clabber Girl.

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