The Hannibal Cavemen were in the game late, but couldn’t hold off the Terre Haute Rex, losing 10-5 Friday night at Clemens Field.

Hannibal scored first, plating a run on a single, a ground out and an error.

Terre Haute took a 3-1 lead in the fifth. The Cavemen tied it up in the sixth on a two-run single by second baseman Sam Griggs.

After taking a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh, Hannibal tied it again in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by DH Seth Soto.

The Rex took the lead for good with two in the eighth. Hannibal scored once in the eighth on a run-scoring single by Griggs. But Terre Haute blew the game open with four runs in the ninth.

The Springfield Sliders visit Clemens Field Saturday night at 6:35 p.m. You can listen to the live webcast by clicking here.