Wayne Newton Post 346 is off to a 3-1 start after its first three days at the Rapid City, S.D., Tournament.
Terre Haute held off the host team 11-10 in its opener, with Evan Newman pitching into the seventh inning and Cole Whitlock getting the save in the down-to-the-wire game. Tristan Elder had a homer and a ground-rule double.
Eight walks and three hit batsmen doomed Post 346 in its second game against Missoula, Mont. The game was competititive until the Montana team got 14 runs in the fifth (eight) and sixth (six) innings.
A game started later on Sunday against the Catalyst Cardinals, a travel team from Golden, Col., had to be halted by weather after an inning, but Post 346 finished that game early Monday and got a 7-0 win. Brayton Reed pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and just one walk and also was 1 for 3 with two RBI. Leading hitters among his teammates were Evan Newman, 3 for 3 with three RBI; Adam Craig, 2 for 3; and Elder, 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.
Elder then pitched a complete game later Monday in a 6-4 win over Eden Prairie, Minn., getting eight strikeouts and just one walk. Garrett Loyed was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Now 16-2 for the season, Post 346 plays one game this afternoon and one game on Wednesday to complete round-robin play. Teams will be seeded after Wednesday for Thursday games that will determine first, third and fifth places.
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In other baseball:
• Big day for Collett — At Omaha, Neb., Terre Haute North graduate T.J. Collett competed Saturday in the College Home Run Derby, hitting 16 homers in two four-minute rounds and placing fourth among six competitors.
With his father, John Collett, pitching to him, he clobbered a blast off the massive videoboard beyond the right-field bleachers and concourse, a 465-foot bomb.
“I just want to thank everybody who helped me get here,” Collett said. “Honestly, it’s one of the best times I’ve ever had in my baseball career. I’d like to thank my parents. I’d like to thank everyone in Omaha for being so hospitable. This has been such a blast.
“What an amazing night,” Collett said.
• Academic honors — The 2019 Academic All-State team has been announced by the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association.
Recognized from the Wabash Valley are Dillon Kinnett of Terre Haute South, Bryce McLeish of South Vermillion, Dakota Brown of Bloomfield and Aidan LeBlanc of South Putnam.
• Rose schedules released — Rose-Hulman has released its men's and women's basketball schedules for the 2019-2020 season.
In addition to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes, the Engineer men open at DePauw, will host Wabash and play nonconference road games at North Central and Albion in addition to appearing in the Carthage Invitational.
Nonconference women's games include road games at Berea and the University of Chicago and the Dorsett Automotive Classic at home against Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Rose also participates in tournaments at Washington (Mo.) and Nashville.
Nov. 15 — At DePauw, 7 p.m.
Nov. 22-23 — At Carthage Invitational, TBA
Nov. 25 — At North Central, TBA
Dec. 1 — Albion, 3 p.m.
Dec. 4 — At Manchester*, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 — Defiance*, 3 p.m.
Dec. 14 — At Bluffton*, 3 p.m.
Dec. 16 — Wabash, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 — Hanover*, 4 p.m.
Jan. 8 — Earlham*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 — At Mt. St. Joseph*, 4 p.m.
Jan. 15 — Anderson*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 — Transylvania*, 3 p.m.
Jan. 22 — At Franklin*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 — Bluffton*, 1 p.m.
Jan. 29 — Manchester*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 — Mt. St. Joseph*, 3 p.m.
Feb. 5 — At Anderson*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 — At Transylvania*, 3 p.m.
Feb. 12 — Franklin*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 — At Defiance*, 3 p.m.
Feb. 19 — At Earlham*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 — At Hanover*, 5 p.m.
Feb. 28-March 1 — HCAC Tournament
Nov. 23 — At Berea, 1 p.m.
Nov. 26 — At Chicago, 7 p.m.
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 — At Washington (Mo.) Tournament vs. Illinois Wesleyan, 5 p.m., and DePauw or Washington University, TBA
Dec. 4 — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 — Defiance*, 1 p.m.
Dec. 14 — At Bluffton*, 1 p.m.
Dec. 18 — Manchester*, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Washington & Lee at Nashville, Tenn., 2 p.m.
Dec. 30 — New Paltz at Nashville, Tenn., 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 — Hanover*, 2 p.m.
Jan. 8 — At Earlham*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 — At Mt. St. Joseph*, 2 p.m.
Jan. 15 — At Anderson*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 — Transylvania*, 1 p.m.
Jan. 22 — Franklin*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 — Bluffton*, 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 — At Manchester*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 — Mt. St. Joseph*, 1 p.m.
Feb. 5 — Anderson*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 — At Transylvania*, 1 p.m.
Feb. 12 — At Franklin*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 — At Defiance*, 1 p.m.
Feb. 19 — Earlham*, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 — At Hanover*, 3 p.m.
Feb. 28-March 1 — HCAC Tournament
• Big weekends — Friday nights wins at Paragon Speedway continued into Saturday night success at Lincoln Park Speedway for Josh Boller and Jordan Almanza as LPS was back in action after two weeks of rainouts.
Sprint car feature — Travis Berryhill, Chad Boespflug, Brent Beauchamp, Tim Creech II, Dave Darland, Bill Rose, Jesse Vermillion, Jadon Rogers, Kent Christian, Nate McMillin, Tye Mihocko, Blake Vermillion, Matt Moore, Troy Link, Shane Cockrum, Brayden Fox, Koby Barksdale, Lee Underwood, Harley Burns, Evan Mosley.
UMP Modified feature — Tim Prince, Tyler Loughmiller, Jacoby Hines, Dustin Beck, Randy Shuman, Jeff Bland Jr., Rob Brickert, Jake Leitzman, Cody Wright, Michael Wesselman, Nathan Krengle, James Grider, Nate Zimmer, Jordan Wever, John Warner, Boomer Houk, Jerry Bland Jr., Scott Crouch, R.T. Gamble, Derek Groomer.
UMP Super Stock feature — Josh Boller, Tucker Chastain, Larry Raines, Matt Jordan, Wes McClara, Bryce Shidler, Daniel Norman, Kyle Johnson, Trey Chastain, Austin Phelps, Hayden Rogers, Jeff Starks, Josh Litton, Scott Ricketts, Justin Massie, Kris Starks, Doug McCullough, Kenny Fields, Paul Wright, Nick Kinnett, Chad Casassa.
Bomber feature — Jordan Almanza, Megan Cavaness, Josh Litton, Joseph Raber, David Wallen, Barry Hicks, Devin Wallen, Mark Dickerson, Jerry Hutto, Frank Horvath, Matt Raber, Keivan Clodfelter, Joey Cox, Tom Cox, Ron Smith, Justin Litton, Rick Goodale, Bob Farris, Matthew Grimes, Jeff Allen, Tyler Rodgers, David Daniels, David Bumgardner.
• Rogers wins Fast 33 opener — At Crossroads Dragway, Josh Rogers of Reelsville was the winner in the VP Fuels Fast 33 race as the track was in action Saturday for the first time in four weeks.
For information on upcoming events, visit crossroadsdragway.com.
Pro — Doug Smith (1984 S-10) def. Shawn Feece (1973 Nova); semifinalist K.J. Rogers
Super Pro — Russ Fisher Jr. (1992 Lumina) def. Sam Smith (2000 Undercover RED); semifinalist Tony Zeller.
Sportsman — Kenny James (1967 Camaro) def. Caleb Ramsey (1977 Aspen); semifinalists P.J. Davenport, Rogers.
Republic Services High School/Junior Street — Gaige Brenton (2007 Ram) def. Ramsey (1977 Aspen); semifinalist Karson Kuhn.
VP Fuels Fast 33 — Josh Rogers (2001 Mean Machine RED) def. Nick Wallace (2004 Racetech RED); semifinalists Tiffany Busenbark, Dan Reardon.
Don's Service Center Junior Dragster — Ali Phillips (2009 Power Chassis) def. Jenna Protz (1996 Spitzer); semifinalists Aiden Lawson, Max Scott.
• Rain halts racing — At Haubstadt, rain halted U.S. Auto Club racing on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway.
Sullivan native Chase Stockon was fast qualifier and Kendall Ruble won the first heat before the rains came. Stockon now is tied for 11th for fast qualifying in sprint races.
Next sprint-car action is this weekend in Iowa.