Offense Explodes behind Campbell's Gem


After a last minute change of venue, the Redlegs headed to Kettering Field on Sunday after word came in that Preble Shawnee would be unavailable due to late week weather. Despite the game being delayed an hour, the Redleg offense showed up right on time and delivered 18 runs on 15 hits en route to an 18-0 run rule victory.

The Redlegs got to work right away in the top of the 1st inning. Jacob Robinson led off with a double before Kyle Weldon drove him in with an RBI single. This would mark Weldon’s first MVABL hit and RBI, but he was far from finished in this one. Weldon later came around to score on a single from Brandon Longacre. After a 1-2-3 2nd, the Redlegs scored 3 more times in the 3rd. Kyle Arend hit a 1 out single and stole 2nd base before being driven in on Weldon’s 2nd single of the game. Brandon Howard would then reach on an error before being driven in on a double from Jackson Millard.

The 4th inning would see the Redlegs send 14 batters to the plate to yield 11 more runs. Justin McCurdy was hit by a pitch to start the inning and Jared Bradley and Matt Redman worked back-to-back walks to load the bases. Matt Morrison then drove 2 runs in with a single followed by an RBI single from Jacob Robinson. Kyle Arend then hit a ball that was a bit too hot to handle at 2nd base which drove in another run. This set things up for Kyle Weldon’s first career homerun, a 3 run blast over the right field fence. Jackson Millard would then drive in Brandon Howard who had singled, which led to a 3 run bomb off the bat of Justin McCurdy. In the 5th Kevin Campbell and Don Parrish singled back-to-back and each would later score thanks to a sacrifice fly from Kyle Arend and an RBI double from Kyle Weldon.

Lost amongst all the offense was a fantastic pitching performance from Kevin Campbell, who threw the 2nd complete game shutout in Redleg history – the first regular season complete game shutout. Campbell went 5 innings, struck out 4, and allowed only 3 hits in 5 innings of work. Interestingly, Campbell had a bid to throw a complete game shutout almost exactly 1 year ago, on June 3rd 2012 he was 1 out from the shutout when a routine fly ball turned into a hit and scored a run to spoil the effort.


J Robinson32211
K Arend31220
K Weldon44360
B Howard41200
B Longacre31010
J Millard21130
M Mattice31100
J McCurdy21230
J Bradley20101
M Redman20101
M Morrison21120
K Campbell11100
D Parrish11100

2B: Robinson; Weldon
HR: Weldon; McCurdy

K Campbell (W)530042