Campbell Ties Redleg Wins Record in 14-2 Victory

08/20/2014
 

The Redlegs had a chance to set a franchise record in wins in their final two games of the regular season on Sunday in a double header against the Miami Valley Thunder. The Redlegs needed a sweep to finish the year at 17-10. They have twice finished with 16 wins, once in their expansion year in 2010 (16-12) and last season they finished at 16-11.

Kevin Campbell took the hill in game 1 and he was looking for a victory for his own reasons. If he could pick up the win, he would tie a franchise record set by Taylor Guntle all the way back in 2010. Campbell wanted that win, he tossed 5.1 innings and allowed only 1 earned run as he picked up the victory. Brad Clark pitched the final 1.2 innings and gave up no runs and only 2 hits.

The Redlegs took the lead in the top of the 1st inning by scoring on an error and made it 2-0 in the 3rd when Brandon Howard drove in Matt Morrison with a single. Morrison had led the inning off with a single and stole 2nd base allowing him to score on the single. They made it 3-0 in the 5th. Matt Redman started things off with a single and eventually came around to score on a 2 out double off the bat of Jacob Robinson.

But the Thunder threatened in the bottom half of the 5th. They were able to push 2 runs across with the help of a Redleg error, but Campbell shrugged it off and was able to induce back to back groundouts to end the threat.

Thatís when the Redlegs kicked it into high gear. In the top of the 6th the offense exploded as they sent 15 men to the plate and scored 9 runs. Brad Clark had 2 hits and 2RBI in the inning. James Robinson smacked a 2 run double over the head of the Thunderís left fielder and Matt Morrison also had 2 RBI in the frame. The long offensive inning didnít do Campbell any favors on the mound though, the Thunder were able to load the bases on walks with one out which brought Brad Clark to the hill. Brad stymied the rally buy recording a strikeout and fly out to end the frame.

Jacob Robinson and Kyle Arend each added RBI singles in the 7th to expand on the 12-2 lead and make it a 14-2 game. Clark then tossed a scoreless 7th to end the game.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
M Morrison43320
J Robinson31022
K Arend51210
B Howard41111
B Clark43120
J Robinson31121
J McCurdy21112
Z Carroll31110
M Redman32301
J Bradley31101
K Campbell10000

2B: Robinson; Robinson

PlayerIPHRERKBB
K Campbell (W)5.3372132