Breeden and Redman Key Walk Off Win in 9th


When the Redlegs and Royals line up and do battle in the MVABL, you can bet that things are almost always going to get interesting. This Tuesday night affair at Howell Field was no exception, as the 7 inning weeknight game turned into a 9 inning extra inning marathon that ended in dramatic walk off fashion.

The Redlegs sent Andy Evans, their newest weapon, to the mound to try and figure out the always challenging Royals lineup. The Royals drew first blood by scoring 1 in the first and then exploded for 7 runs in the top of the 2nd. Evans settled down shortly thereafter and allowed only 3 more hits over his remaining 3 innings of work, but the Royals still managed to put pressure on the Redleg defense and they scored a total of 12 over the first 5 innings, although only 7 were earned.

The offense for the Redlegs began mounting a comeback in the 2nd. James Robinson and Jared Bradley started things off with walks and the runners advanced on a passed ball. Kyle Breeden then hit a groundball to the right side to score the innings first run. After a flyout, the top of the Redleg lineup came back around to score 4 runs with 2 outs. Matt Morrison and Jackson Millard each singled before Jacob Robinson drew a walk. Brandon Howard then drew a bases loaded walk before Matt Mattice knocked a couple of runs home with a single.

The Royal lead kept shrinking in the 4th when the Redlegs scored two more runs to make it a 9-7 game. Jacob Robinson was plunked by a pitch leading off the inning and later moved around to score after Brandon Howard singled and thanks to a wild pitch. James Robinson then drove Howard in with a sacrifice fly.

Both clubs then scored 3 times in the 5th inning to keep the deficit at 2 runs at 12-10. With one out Matt Morrison walked and stole 2nd before Jackson Millard was hit by a pitch and Jacob Robinson then singled to load up the bases. Brandon Howard then delivered a 2 run single just after another runner scored thanks to a passed ball.

Matt Redman then entered the game in relief of Evans and proceeded to keep the Royals in check over the 6th, 7th, and 8th frames. Redman allowed only 3 hits and a run to keep the Redlegs alive in extras. Meanwhile, the offense was finally able to tie the game in the bottom of the 6th. Kyle Breeden roped a 1 out double into right center field and later scored on a throwing error. Matt Morrison then singled, stole 2nd, moved to 3rd on the throwing error and then scored on a wild pitch.

The Royals re-claimed the lead in the top of the 8th by scoring 1 run which put the pressure on the home team in the bottom half in extra innings. But the Redlegs weren’t finished yet. Jackson Millard worked a walk to start the inning after a strikeout and a ground out Matt Mattice drove in the tying run with a clutch two out single.

This took the game deeper into the night and brought on Kevin Campbell for the Redlegs who had just pitched a complete game shutout against the Braves two nights before. Campbell held the Royals scoreless while not allowing a hit in the frame, which was all it took to get his 2nd victory in 3 days.

Kyle Breeden and Matt Redman made quick work of the bottom of the 9th. Breeden, in only his 2nd start for the Redlegs after being added just a week before, drove a leadoff triple into the right field gap to start off the inning. Matt Redman then stepped in ready to do some damage with the bat instead of his arm, and he delivered the game winning run with a hot groundball that was too much to handle for the drawn in infield sending the Redlegs home happy with the 14- 13 walk off victory.


M Morrison42302
J Millard31301
J Robinson31302
B Howard42131
M Mattice63030
J Robinson20113
J Bradley52101
K Breeden52210
M Redman52011

2B: Breeden
3B: Breeden

A Evans 51012733
M Redman 331102
K Campbell (W)100001