TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute native A.J. Reed — who plays collegiately at the University of Kentucky — was named first-team freshman All-America by Baseball America on Wednesday and was a consensus freshman All-American for the 2012 season.
Reed hit .300 with four home runs and 40 RBI for the Wildcats, who were NCAA participants last spring. Reed also had a 5-3 record and 2.52 ERA in his pitching duties.
Reed, who played at Terre Haute South High School, had previously been named freshman All-American by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and by Louisville Slugger.
In other baseball news:
• Rex win late Tuesday — At Quincy, Ill., the Terre Haute Rex led by six runs after six innings, but had to hold on to defeat the Quincy Gems 8-7 at QU Stadium to start the second half of the Prospect League season.
Patrick Chandler and Jacob Hayes had home runs for the Rex. Chandler was 3-for-5 with four RBI, while Hayes was 2-for-2 with three RBI and a double.
Terre Haute starter William Robinson earned the victory for the Rex (1-0 second half) as he scattered two runs in six innings. However, Rex relievers Billy Timmerman, Josh Dove and Nick Blount allowed three earned runs in three innings to give the Gems a chance in the late innings.
Terre Haute’s game Wednesday night at Quincy ended after the Tribune-Star’s press time.
• Junior Rex are No. 2 seed — At Aberdeen, Md., the Terre Haute Junior Rex 13-and-under team finished pool play as the No. 2 seed in the Stars and Stripes Week-Long Experience tournament and begins play in the elimination bracket today.
The Junior Rex fell behind 9-0 in their first game on Wednesday to Bedford Hills (N.Y.), but stormed back to win 12-11.
The Terre Haute squad scored twice in the bottom of the last inning as Chase Glassburn walked, Wiley Clinkenbeard got a bunt single, Reid Brown sacrificed them to second and third and Branson Paris followed with a walk-off single.
The Junior Rex tied the New Orleans Saints 8-8 in their second game on Wednesday. Kavan Crowell had an RBI double, Brown had a two-run single and Glassburn had an RBI single.
The Junior Rex play today at noon against the Carolina Raiders after finishing 3-0-2 in pool play in the 11-team tournament.
• SWIAC teams named — The SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference honor teams have been named for high school baseball and softball from the 2012 season.
Four players from Class A state finalist Shakamak and four from Clay City are on the all-conference baseball team. Both schools also had three players named to the softball team.
Eastern Greene — Jake Hash, Jake Johnson.
Linton — Aspen Taylor, Blake Eaton, Tanner Butler.
Bloomfield — Spencer Warren.
Shakamak — Brett Yeryar, Brock Dowell, Brodie Crowe, Patrick Green.
Union — Seth Gambill.
Clay City — Ben Denker, Colten Harbour, Kole Smith, Brylan Jones.
North Daviess — Conner Winkle.
North Central — Connor Strain, Cole Johnson, Colin Harding.
Bloomfield — Sammy Deaton, Nicole Hughes, Abby Kindred.
Eastern Greene — Scottie Ingram.
Linton — Carlie Booe, Brei Followell.
White River Valley — Jasmine May, Jordan McHenry, Allison Wininger.
Shakamak — Mikayla Crane, Lacey Gilbert, Kelsey Samm.
Clay City — Madison Booe, Abby Reed, Maria Wilson.
North Daviess — Tailon Graber, Larynda Keith, Meghan Knepp.
North Central — Christian Chambers, Rachel Croft.