Hannibal's offense remains in a funk as Cavemen lose to Rex

Posted: Jun. 3, 2013 2:14 am Updated: Jun. 17, 2013 2:15 am


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Hannibal Cavemen are in desperate need of some offense.

Hannibal tallied six hits – five of them singles – in a 1-0 Prospect League loss to the Terre Haute Rex on Sunday night at Bob Warn Field.

Hannibal dropped to 0-4, its worst start in team history. The club launched in 2009. The Cavemen have totaled eight runs and have scored two runs or less in three games.

The Cavemen didn't have a hit after the seventh inning. Richard Greene and Jake Mangler singled for Hannibal in the seventh inning, and the Cavemen had the bases loaded with two outs, but Kyle Kuck flied out to end the inning.

Taylor Krugh, Michael Marsinek, Michaelangelo Guzman, Bryan Nacke and Kurt Kudrecki pitched in Terre Haute's shutout, with no pitcher tossing more than four innings. Marsinek claimed the win, and Kudrecki nabbed the save.

Hannibal's Jonathon Wandling suffered the loss despite tossing a complete game and limiting Terre Haute (4-1) to seven hits. Wandling settled for a no-decision after he threw seven shutout innings against Springfield last Tuesday in Hannibal's season opener. The Sliders won that game 3-2.

Atlee Schwab singled home Kyle Kempf, who had hit a two-out triple, in the sixth inning for Terre Haute's lone run.

Greene had two hits for Hannibal, which hosts Quincy (4-0) at 7:05 p.m. Monday. Mattingly Romanin doubled to lead off the fourth inning for Hannibal's only extra-base hit. He didn't advance past second.


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