TERRE HAUTE —
A hometown player and former team member halted the Terre Haute Rex winning streak in Prospect League baseball at Bob Warn Field on Monday as Cody Gardner contributed two big hits to a 4-1 win for the visiting Danville Dans.
Gardner, a Terre Haute North graduate who played for the Rex last summer and who will play for Indiana State next season, set up the go-ahead run with a fourth-inning double and drove in one of Danville’s two insurance runs in the sixth with an infield single.
Danville got a two-out run in the top of the first on a double by Curtis Olvey, but the Rex — who had won seven in a row — tied the game in the second on a walk to Matt Chavarria and hits by Ryan Sabo and Andrew Cope.
A single and Gardner’s double set up a potential big inning in the top of the fourth, but Brandon Allen escaped with just one run scoring.
Two more scored in the sixth, however, with Olvey getting another double and scoring on Gardner’s hit. Bryan Baker, Pitcher of the Week last week in the Prospect League, was the winning pitcher.
The Rex, still leading the Prospect League West Division, play a two-game series at Hannibal starting today.
Danville 100 102 000 — 4 6 0
Terre Haute 010 000 000 — 1 5 0
Baker, Stenger (8), Wysocki (8) and Alexander; Allen, Weissheier (6) and Caton. W — Baker. L — Allen. S — Wysocki.
Highlights — For the Rex, Ryan Sabo was 2 for 4 with a double. Cody Gardner was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI for Danville.
Next — The Terre Haute Rex (15-9) plays today at Hannibal. Danville (14-11) returns home to play Springfield.