Redlegs Top First Place Slammers 6-5


The Camden Redlegs and the league leading South Dayton Slammers squared off under the lights Thursday night at Action Sports. The Redlegs and Slammers both sent out pitchers with 3-1 records. Aaron Carmack for the visiting Redlegs and Dan Comes for the Slammers.

The Redlegs wasted no time jumping out to a lead. In the first inning, Jackson Millard smoked a double over the center fielder’s head and one out later was driven in by a single by Brandon Howard.

The Slammers tied it in the bottom of the second when Rick Anderson singled, advanced on a fielder’s choice and a single and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Hause.

Comes settled down and retired the Redlegs in order in the 2nd and 3rd innings allowing his offense to claim the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Todd Barnhorst led off the inning with a triple to left center. Carmack got the next hitter to bounce back to the mound to hold the runner at 3rd, but Dan Barnhorst delivered the runner home with a sacrifice fly to give the Slammers a 2-1 lead.

The Redlegs answered right back and reclaimed the lead in the top of the 4th. Millard and Kyle Arend both singled to begin the inning. After a fly out, Joey Watson reached on an error to load the bases. James Robinson then put the ball in play to the shortstop to get the run home and tie the game, but that ball was also kicked and he reached base safely and the bases remained loaded. One out later, Jared Bradley worked the count full and with the runners moving, looped one into right field to drive in two more and give the Redlegs the lead again at 4-2.

The Redlegs played add on in the 5th when Jake Robinson hit a one out triple down the right field line. Millard was then hit by a pitch and Howard drew a walk to load the bases. Watson roped a ball down the left field line to score Robinson and Millard to give the Redlegs some insurance at 6-2.

Comes settled back down and, with the help of some base running mistakes, held the Redlegs at 6 the rest of the way.

In the bottom of the 6th, the Slammers began to chip away at the lead. Dan Barnhorst singled and stole second before an RBI single by Anderson made the score 6-3.

In the bottom of the 7th, Hause shaved the lead to only two with a lead off bomb to left. Cody Clark followed with a single and a pair of errors loaded the bases putting the tying run on second and the winning run on first. After a meeting on the mound, the Redlegs decided to stick with Carmack and he promptly struck out the next batter. A sacrifice fly brought the Slammers within one at 6-5 with the tying run still in scoring position and the winning run sitting on first, but they were down to their final out. Carmack induced a ground ball to shortstop Matt Morrison who was able to knock it down and flip it to Howard at second for the fielder’s choice to preserve the lead and the win.


J Robinson42100
J Millard32300
K Arend41100
B Howard21011
J Watson31110
J Robinson30010
M Morrison30000
J Bradley31020
M Hartman30000
G Pfeiffer31000

2B: Millard; Watson
3B: Robinson

A Carmack (W)785461