A's Spoil Redlegs Opener

04/14/2014
 

The Redlegs opened up their 2014 season on Sunday April 13th on a blustery afternoon at Athletes in Action sports complex in Xenia. Kevin Campbell made his 4th consecutive opening day start in hopes of starting the year off on the right foot. Campbell got to work right away, allowing only 2 hits over the first 3 frames.

Meanwhile, the Redlegs took advantage of some wild early pitching from the As to put 3 runs on the board in the 1st, all on past balls and walks, and 2 more in the 3rd highlighted by a two out RBI single by Jared Bradley.

But thats where the good news for the Redlegs ended, as the As proceeded to put 21 runs on the board over the remainder of the game. The Redlegs added another run in the 4th on an RBI groundout off the bat of Jacob Robinson, and again in the 8th when Jackson Millard knocked Jared Bradley in on a sharp single to right field.

Defensively the Redlegs committed 4 errors on the day which led to 5 unearned runs, but there were just as many outstanding plays that helped the home team get out of jams. In the 4th James Robinson gunned down speedy leadoff man Brandon Kunkle stealing 2nd base to kill what was turning into a big inning for the As, Brandon Howard made a nice tag on the other end of the play. In the 7th, Jared Bradley got full extension making a great diving catch coming in on a fly ball in center field to end the inning and leave 2 As runners stranded. In the 8th, short stop Jacob Robinson made a diving grab behind 2nd base and was able to beat the runner by a step at first thanks to a great scoop by James Robinson at 1st, Brad Clark recorded a strikeout one batter later to the end the frame. In the 9th, Robinson made another sliding grab to his back hand and was able to make a throw from his knees back to 2nd for a force out that ended the As 9th leaving the basses loaded.

With Easter weekend coming up next weekend, the MVABL will take a break and get back to action on the 27th of April. The Redlegs will take on the expansion Mad River Machine at 4:00PM at Athletes in Action in Xenia.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
J Millard21112
K Arend40101
J Robinson30111
B Howard40101
B Clark41101
J Robinson22000
Z Carroll31001
J Bradley31111
M Mattice41000
M Redman10103
K Campbell10000


PlayerIPHRERKBB
K Campbell (L)487521
J Millard 1.3335411
M Redman 1.6732201
B Clark 124210
Z Carroll 164401