Howard and Millard Go Deep in Nightcap Win


The floodgates opened up in the 2nd game of the double header as the two teams scored a combined 28 runs on 30 hits. The Redlegs were able to hold on for the 15-13 victory as they were able to strand the tying run at 1st base in the bottom of the 7th.

The Indians looked like they were going to continue right where they left off when Brennan Glass blasted his 3rd home run of the day in the bottom of the 1st inning, driving in 3 runs to put the Redlegs in an early 3-0 hole. After a 1-2-3 first, the Redlegs chipped away at the lead when Brandon Howard launched one up into the Jetstream for his first home run of 2014 to lead off the 2nd. Another run later scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 3-2.

The Redlegs then took the lead in the top of the 3rd. Jackson Millard and Kyle Arend singled with one out and Jacob Robinson then walked to load the bases. Brandon Howard cashed in 2 runs in with a single and Brad Clark drove another in on a fielder’s choice.

But the Indians got 2 more in the bottom half of the 3rd on back-to-back RBI singles from Jeff Skaggs and Brennan Glass to knot things up at 5. The Redlegs reclaimed the lead in the top of the 5th when Jackson Millard doubled and scored on a single by Kyle Arend. But the lead was short lived as the Indians came back in the bottom of the 5th with 3 more runs. Matt Redman then came on in relief for Kevin Campbell and Matt was able to pitch out of the jam and keep the Indian lead to only 2 at 8-6.

The Redlegs then poured it on in the 6th. 6 runs were plated in the frame highlighted with an RBI double from Zach Carroll, a Matt Mattice 2 run triple, and a 2 run bomb to center off the bat of Jackson Millard. When the dust settled the Redlegs held a comfortable 12-8 lead.

But the Indians wouldn’t give up, they scored 3 more in the 6th to make it a 12 to 11 game, which brought on Brad Clark in relief. Brad pitched the final 2 frames to earn the save, his first of 2014. A 3 run 7th, capped by a 2 run single from Kyle Arend, looked like it would be the nail in the coffin for the Indians. But with a 15-11 lead going into the bottom of the 7th the Indians struck again. A single, an error, and a double plated 2 runs with no outs. Clark then was able to get a groundout, but a walk to the next batter put runners on 1st and 2nd. Clark then got another ground ball and the Redlegs took the force out at 2nd for the 2nd out and left runners on the corners and the tying run at 1st. With Glass in the on deck circle, who had homered, singled, doubled twice, and driven in 6 runs in the 2nd game already, they knew they had to get an out right now. Clark threw another ground ball and Matt Morrison was able to handle it at 3rd and get the out at 1st to end the game.


J Millard43330
K Arend53130
J Robinson21103
B Howard42130
B Clark41110
J Robinson30101
Z Carroll41210
M Mattice43220
J Bradley30000
M Redman10000
M Morrison31200
C Clark00001

2B: Millard; Arend; Carroll
3B: Mattice
HR: Millard; Howard

K Campbell 498623
M Redman (W)122200
B Clark (S)243111