Redlegs Notch First Win Over Expansion Machine

04/28/2014
 

The Camden Redlegs got into the win column by knocking off the Mad River Machine by a final score of 14-9 on Sunday at Athletes in Action in Xenia. Pitchers from both teams had to deal with a tight strike zone all day that resulted in a combined 22 walks on the afternoon.

The Redlegs got to work right away, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st and 2 more in the bottom of the 2nd to jump out to a quick 6-0 lead behind starter Don Parrish. In the first, Jackson Millard walked and stole 2nd and then scored when Brad Clark singled. Brad then moved to third on a Brandon Howard double. Brad would then come in to score on a groundball to the right side from James Robinson before Zach Carroll singled in Howard. In the 2nd, Jacob Robinson singled with one out and came around to score on a triple from Brandon Howard.

After allowing only one runner in the 1st inning, Parrish got out of an early jam in the 2nd. The first two batters for the Machine walked, but then first basemen Brad Clark made a great over the shoulder catch in short right field to hold the runners in place for the 1st out. Don then was able to snag a comebacker and nail the lead runner at 3rd before inducing an inning ending groundball. But the Machine would break through in the 3rd thanks to a couple of Redleg defensive miscues and timely hitting. Colby Clark would come on in relief in the 3rd and was able to get out of the jam, but by the time the dust had settled the Machine had tied the game at 6. The Machine took a 7-6 lead in the 4th after a leadoff double and back to back walks put them in a bases loaded situation with no outs. But Clark was able to get a grounder to short and Jacob Robinson was able to turn the unassisted double play before Clark ending the inning with a strikeout to limit the damage to only 1 run. But the Redlegs took the lead in the bottom of the 4th and didnítí look back. They scored 3 times in the 4th and 3 more in the 5th highlighted by an RBI double from Jackson Millard. Dalton Cox came in to pinch hit in a big spot in the 7th and knocked two runs in with a double in his first at bat of the season.

Meanwhile Colby Clark continued to roll in his Redlegs debut. Colby went 5 2/3 innings in relief, picked up the win, and struck out 12 along the way. Brad Clark then came in to toss a scoreless 9th inning, picking up two strikeouts in the frame. Brad got a little help from left fielder Matt Mattice who ran down a sharply hit ball hit in the corner, made a nifty sliding stop and popped up with a great throw to hold the runners at 2nd and 3rd. Mattice also made a nice diving snag in the 5th inning on a ball that looked like it might drop into no manís land between left, center and short. Brad then induced a soft grounder to 2nd to end the threat and the game.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
J Millard31312
J Robinson41101
B Clark52210
B Howard52310
J Robinson40010
Z Carroll41111
J Bradley41001
M Morrison31101
M Mattice21102
M Redman20202
D Cox11020

2B: Millard; Clark; Howard; Cox
3B: Howard

PlayerIPHRERKBB
D Parrish 2.3336407
C Clark (W)5.67233125
B Clark 110020