Mill Rats fall to REX in shortened contest

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Terre Haute REX used a barrage of extra-base hits to help defeat the Johnstown Mill Rats 12-2 in seven innings during a Prospect League matchup on Tuesday night at Indiana State University.
The REX recorded two home runs, two triples and two doubles out of their 10 total hits. Terre Haute also capitalized on four walks, two hit batsmen and two wild pitches.
Eight of the nine REX starters recorded at least one hit, with Kade Lassen leading the way, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Aaron Beck and Kody Putnam both homered. Parks Bouck also tripled. Putnam and Mason White each scored twice.
Johnstown grabbed an early 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Andrew Casey in the bottom of the first. Terre Haute answered with six straight runs over the ensuing four innings to take advantage.
After the Mill Rats got a tally back on a Pete Capobianco run-scoring single in the fifth, the Rex erupted for six runs in the bottom half to set the final.
Christian Hack took the loss for the Mill Rats after surrendering 11 runs (all earned) on 10 hits over four innings. He struck out five and walked three. Capobianco went 2-for-2 to lead the Mill Rats offensively. Chase Cromer tripled.
Johnstown (19-24, 7-5) will look to earn a series split with Terre Haute at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday night.