Royals Get Revenge on Redlegs


The Kettering Royals avenged an 11-9 loss to the Redlegs back on April 17th by topping the Redlegs 9-5 yesterday at Howell Field.

The Royals jumped out to an early lead by plating 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st, highlighted by a 2 run double by Evan Koogler. After a quiet 1st and 2nd inning, the Redlegs clawed their way back into the game by scoring twice in the 3rd. Jackson Millard roped an RBI double and Kyle Arend collected an RBI single in the frame.

The Royals kept the pressure on Redlegs starter Kevin Campbell by adding 2 more in the 3rd to extend the lead to 5-2. But the Redlegs answered again, this time scoring 3 more in the top of the 4th to tie things up at 5. Matt Morrison manufactured a run to start the inning as he singled, advanced to 2nd on a passed ball, stole 3rd, and scored on a throwing error. Millard later drove in a couple more runs with his 2nd double of the game.

But the Royals would not be contained as they scored 3 more in the bottom of the 4th to get back on top 8-5. Eric Williams came on in relief and held the Royals in check over the final 4 2/3 innings as he allowed only 1 run and 1 hit, but the Redlegs offense was also stymied down the stretch. Ryan Valentine relieved Evan Koogler in the 7th and allowed only 1 hit, James Robinson, through the final 3 frames as he fanned 6 Redleg hitters.

Now standing at 3-3, the Redlegs will look to get back in the win column as they face the Dayton Rangers next weekend at 10:00am in Monroe.


J Robinson30201
J Millard52130
K Arend51010
B Howard40000
J Robinson41000
M Morrison42100
J Bradley30001
G Pfeiffer40000
M Redman31100

2B: Millard 2

K Campbell (L)3.3398514
E Williams 4.6711113