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June 8, 2014

Metro/prep roundup: A.J. Reed named District Player of Year

A.J. Reed has been named Distict III Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, it was announced Sunday.

Already the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year nationally, plus a recent draftee by the Houston Astros, the Terre Haute South graduate is seeking to become just the third unanimous national player of the year in SEC history.

There are five major national player of the year awards in 2014: Collegiate Baseball, the NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy, Baseball America College Player of the Year, the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and the American Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year.

Reed finished 2014 leading college baseball in homers (23), slugging (.735) and OPS (1.211), owning more homers himself than 185 teams in the NCAA. A first-team All-America selection, Reed hit .336, with 18 doubles, one triple, a SEC-leading 73 RBI, 49 walks and a .476 on-base percentage. On the mound, Reed became the first player in SEC history to lead the conference in pitching victories (12) and homers. He finished 12-2 with a 2.09 ERA in 16 starts, pitching the second-most innings in UK single-season history (112).

In his three-year UK career, Reed has a 19-13 record and a 2.83 ERA in 46 games and 248 innings. At the plate, Reed has hit .306 in 172 games, with 35 doubles, 40 homers and 168 RBI.

In other baseball news:

• Wapahani 4, South Vermillion 1 — At Wabash, Daniel Shew held the state’s top-ranked Class 2A high school team to five hits and one earned run as the Wildcats concluded their season.

Just two seniors, Nathan Luft and Kam Weyrauch, graduate from the South Vermillion team that beat a ranked Clinton Central team to win its first sectional in 12 years. “They’re hard-working kids and we’re going to miss them,” coach Tim Terry said of Luft and Weyrauch.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Run saver: Rex right fielder Zach Welz grabs a long fly ball, saving two Slider runds from scoring in first inning action Friday evening at Bob Warn Field.

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    There is tough luck, but there is also karma. And hitting the ball hard doesn’t seem to make a difference at all. Those were the storylines through the first eight innings of Prospect League baseball Friday night at Bob Warn Field as the Terre Haute Rex treated the biggest crowd in franchise history — 2,172 fans — to a late-inning comeback in a game crucial to second-half West Division championship hopes for the home team.

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  • SPT 080114 PERISH THROW.jpg First-day vibe better for Sanford in second year

    If you believe in omens, day one of year two of the Mike Sanford era was much kinder to Indiana State than his debut fall practice was.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Stability sold Colts for Jackson

    Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson hopes to become a difference maker for the Indianapolis Colts defense this season.

    August 1, 2014

  • Colts notebook: Strict rehab provides no guarantees

    Indianapolis Colts veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne understands everybody’s concern about players getting hurt in training camp.

    August 1, 2014

  • Metro roundup: Post 346 knocked out of Legion finals

    Wayne Newton Post 346 lost to Kokomo Post 6 by a 4-3 score Friday evening in the American Legion baseball state finals.

    August 1, 2014

  • US Exhibition Basketb_Will.jpg UPDATE: Pacers' George suffers serious leg injury in U.S. exhibition

    Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.

    August 1, 2014 5 Photos

  • TOM LINDLEY: Grandstands feel a little empty at NASCAR races

    As the cars whizzed around the two-and-a-half mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend, it appeared that something was missing from this year’s Brickyard 400 – fans.

    August 1, 2014

  • Post 346 drops its first game of Legion state finals

    Wayne Newton Post 346 lost its first game at the American Legion baseball state tournament as it lost 10-8 to Newburgh Post 44.

    August 1, 2014

  • SPT073114rexsabo:moore.jpg Two homers help Rex emerge victorious over Springfield 3-1

    The Terre Haute Rex rank second among the 12 Prospect League baseball teams in extra-base hits and Zach Welz, Kaden Moore and Tony Rosselli added to the Rex 2014 haul at Bob Warn Field in a 3-1 win over Springfield on Thursday.
    Kaden Moore put up the Rex’s first run with a line-drive home run over the left-field wall in the second inning. Welz added his homer in the seventh — with a no-doubt blast to left to add an insurance run.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • Colts suffer another season-ending injury in guard Thomas

    Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano must be getting tired of being the bearer of bad news.
    First it was running back Vick Ballard, who suffered a torn left Achilles during practice last Friday. And on Wednesday, offensive guard Donald Thomas went down with a torn right quadriceps muscle.

    July 31, 2014

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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterLeader: Tom Jones is leading going into Sunday's final round of the Men's City Championship at Hulman Links on Sunday.

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza Full speed: Indiana State quarterback Mike Perish finds an open receiver to throw to during the Sycamores' first practice of the season on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Run saver: Rex right fielder Zach Welz grabs a long fly ball, saving two Slider runds from scoring in first inning action Friday evening at Bob Warn Field.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Waiting: Bryan Clauson sits in his sprint car, waiting his turn to qualify at the Terre Haute Action Track for the Don Smith Classic.

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