Millard Goes Deep Again, Redman Goes the Distance


After taking a tough loss to the Sox on Thursday night, the Redlegs rebounded with a couple of wins over the Miami Valley Thunder on Sunday.

Matt Redman took the hill in game 1 and got out of two early jams to keep the Thunder off the board, and the offense got behind him right away. After the leadoff man for the Thunder reached on an error, Redman induced a ground out for the first out. Evan Koogler then singled to put runners on the corners, but Redman ended the inning by getting a grounder that resulted in 6-4-3 double play.

The Redleg offense got to work in the bottom half of the first and gave Redman more than enough cushion for the remainder of the game. Matt Morrison started things off with a walk and would eventually move around to 3rd on a throwing error and wild pitch. Jacob Robinson then knocked Morrison in with a sacrifice fly for the first run. With two outs, Brandon Howard walked, Brad Clark singled, and both scored on a triple by Kyle Arend. Arend would score as the throw coming into 3rd sailed into the dugout, giving him the free pass home.

The Thunder loaded up the bases with one out in the 2nd, but Redman recorded back to back punch outs to end the threat. They scored their only run of the game in the 3rd when Koogler singled in a run. Redman got a little help from Jacob Robinson at short to help limit the damage in the 3rd. Ryan Callison tried to start a rally when he ripped a line drive near short but Robinson was able to snare it on a diving play in the hole for the innings first out.

The Redlegs extended their lead by 4 in the 4th highlighted by an RBI single from Jared Bradley and a 2 run single by Matt Morrison. James Robinson drove a run in in the 5th to make it a 9-1 ball game. Jackson Millard mashed his 3rd home run of the year in the 6th and Mattice later doubled in the last Redleg run of the game to make it 11-1.

Redman allowed a leadoff single in the 7th, but then struck the next hitter out and forced a ground ball to short that resulted in a game ending double play. Redman lowered his ERA to a team best 1.76 in the game as he allowed 7 hits and struck out 5 while allowing only 1 run. He is now 2-1 in the 2015 campaign.


M Morrison21221
J Millard41110
J Robinson31120
B Howard20101
B Clark42100
K Arend31221
M Mattice32110
M Hartman31101
J Robinson21011
J Bradley31110

2B: Mattice
3B: Arend
HR: Millard

M Redman (W)771153