Late Rally Not Enough for Redlegs


Game 2 would feature TJ Ray on the hill for the Redlegs matched up against Josh Lakes for the Rangers. This would be Ray’s second start of the season and Lakes’ debut for the Rangers.

The Redlegs struck first in the top of the 1st inning. Jack Millard led the game off with a single, his 4th hit of the day, and was later driven in with 2 outs by Taylor Patterson. Both pitchers kept opposing offenses silent for the next few innings, but the Rangers were finally able to tie it up in the bottom of the 4th inning when James Robinson walked moved to 2nd on a double by Zach Carroll, and eventually scored on a wild pitch. The Rangers finally broke it open in the 5th doing 3 runs worth of damage all with 2 outs. Ray got two quick fly outs to start the inning, but then Jelani Arnold singled, Ian Huss walked, and Joe Staten, James Robinson, and Zach Carroll all singled to produce the 3 runs. Jonmarc Lippincott then knocked another run in with a single in the bottom of the 6th, giving another run of cushion which turned out to be a huge run as the Redlegs would put a rally together in the top of the 7th.

After a lightning delay, Jelani Arnold came in to finish the game for the Rangers with a 5-1 lead. Kevin Campbell led the inning off with a single and Jared Bradley walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Arnold then got two fly outs back-to-back, making the Redlegs chances of a comeback slight. Jacob Robinson then belted his 2nd homerun of the year, narrowly wrapping the ball around the left field foul pole to bring the game to 5-4. Brandon Howard then singled to put the go ahead run at the plate in the form of Taylor Patterson. Taylor scalded a ball to center field, but it was tracked down for the final out of the game.


J Millard31101
M Mattice41000
J Robinson42130
B Howard21002
T Patterson40010
B Clark20000
B Longacre20001
B Dempsey10002
K Campbell31100
J Bradley20101

HR: Robinson

T Ray (L)685555