Millard and Mattice Go Deep in Sweep

07/28/2014
 

The Mariners grabbed an early lead in game 2 as they were able to push 2 quick runs across in the 1st against Redleg starter Andy Evans. Down 2-0, the Redlegs wasted no time squaring things up and taking the lead. After Matt Morrison got plunked by the first pitch of the game, Jackson Millard drove a ball over the left field fence to tie the game up at 2-2. The Mís thwarted the big inning though, as Jacob Robinson then singled with one out, but was gunned down at home after Brad Clark drove a ball to the left field fence. The Mís turned two as they got Clark at 3rd trying to take an extra base on the back end.

But the Redleg offense kept the foot on the gas as they plated 2 more runs in the 2nd. Kyle Arend, Matt Mattice, and James Robinson all singled to load the bases with no outs. Zach Carroll then muscled a 2 strike pitch into no manís land to score two runs. The Mís almost got a run in the 2nd when they got a leadoff double, but Evans struck out back to back hitters and then Brad Clark made a great pick at 1st to end the inning.

Evans meanwhile settled in and allowed only one more run through the 6th inning. Andy turned in a nice outing going 6 innings, allowing 2 earned with 6Ks and 5 hits allowed in the start.

Matt Mattice made it a 5-2 game and gave Evans some cushion when he blasted his first home run of 2014 over the fence in right field to lead off the 4th. Jacob Robinson then pitched in on defense in the top half of the 5th when he nailed a runner at the plate from center field as he tried to score on a sacrifice fly. Kyle Arend picked up an RBI in the bottom of the 5th with a sacrifice fly, driving in Brandon Howard who doubled to begin the inning.

With the score standing at 6-3 going into the 6th it looked like the Redlegs had things wrapped up. Justin McCurdy entered the game in the bottom of the 6th and drove a 2 out double into the outfield and scored right away when Kyle Breeden drove a double of his own into right center. This would turn out to be a very important run as the Mís were about to start a comeback in the top of the 7th.

Matt Redman returned to the hill to throw the 7th but the Mariners were ready for him this time around as 4 of the 5 batters reached base and 3 scored with the assistance of 2 Redleg errors. Brad Clark then entered the game with the Redlegs up only 7-6 with one out and the tying run on 2nd base. Clark induced a lazy pop up to center field and then ended the game with a big strikeout, preserving the Redleg win which extends the current winning streak to 4.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
M Morrison30100
J Millard21120
J Robinson31000
B Howard21101
B Clark32000
K Arend21110
M Mattice32210
J Robinson32000
Z Carroll22020
J Bradley31100
J McCurdy11000
K Breeden11010

2B: Howard; Clark; McCurdy; Breeden
HR: Millard; Mattice

PlayerIPHRERKBB
A Evans (W)653264
M Redman 0.3343200
B Clark (S)0.6700010