One-run innings in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings propelled the Terre Haute Rex to a 7-4 victory over the Springfield Sliders in a Prospect League game played at Robin Roberts Field on Thursday.
An Aaron Beck triple in the seventh inning broke the 4-all deadlock. Mitchell Garrity scored on the play after he was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.
A Brendan Sher RBI double in the eighth and a passed ball in the ninth inning augmented the Terre Haute lead.
Max Klein earned the win for Terre Haute, but Clayton Mayfield’s three scoreless innings of relief was what clinched the victory for the Rex as Mayfield earned a save the hard way.
Terre Haute returns home to host Chillicothe at 7 p.m. tonight.
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In other baseball:
• Post 346 falls — At Rapid City, S.D., Wayne Newton Post 346 lost to Missoula, Mont. 5-1 on Thursday and concluded the Rapid City Firecracker Invitational with a 3-4 record.
Post 346 had only three hits in the contest, two of them by Cole Whitlock.
Post 346 (16-5) returns home on Tuesday as it hosts Clinton.