Slammers Halt Redlegs Streak


The Redlegs put their 5 game winning streak on the line against the South Dayton Slammers in a Sunday afternoon double header. A rematch between Aaron Carmack and Dan Comes from the last time these two teams met up, a 6-5 Redlegs win, was on tap for game 1.

The Redlegs threatened in the first when Jackson Millard reached on a one out single and Kyle Arend drew a walk. A pop out and a fly out ended the threat.

Carmack also got into a little trouble in the bottom half of the inning when a walk and an error put the first two batters on base, but he retired the next three in order without allowing either runner to cross to keep the game scoreless.

The Redlegs came out swinging again in the 2nd with a lead off single by Matt Morrison. Mike Hartman then blooped a ball into right for what looked like a single, but unsure if the ball would be caught or not, Morrison was unable to advance and was erased on an unfortunate fielder’s choice. Matt Mattice followed with a double one out later to put runners on 2nd and 3rd but a strike out ended the inning.

The Slammers broke through in their half of the inning. After the first two hitters went down on strikes, David Schwehm tripled and scored on a Cody Clark double. Todd Barhorst then smashed a two run homerun to put the Slammers ahead 3-0.

In the top of the 3rd, Jake Robinson singled and stole second. Millard was hit by a pitch followed by an RBI single by Joey Watson to put the Redlegs on the board. The two runners were stranded again though after a strike out and a popup ended the inning.

Shaky defense allowed the Slammers to play add on in their half when the first two batters reached on errors. Rick Anderson and David Schwehm each doubled to bring in three more runs and give the Slammers a 6-1 lead.

The fourth inning came and went with the Redlegs leaving another pair of runners on base while Carmack retired the side in order in the Slammers half.

The Redlegs pulled within 3 in the 5th when Millard, Watson, and James Robinson all three doubled. The Slammers robbed the Redlegs of a third run in the inning when Hartman smashed a ball up the middle and the second baseman was only able to get a bare hand on the ball. It bounced over to the shortstop who was able to complete the 4-6-3 put out and end the inning.

The Redlegs went down in order in the 6th while the Slammers tacked on an insurance run to put them ahead even further at 7-3.

The Redlegs made it interesting in the 7th, loading the bases with no one out. Jake Robinson doubled followed by a walk by Millard and Arend was then plunked. Watson brought home a run with a single but Millard was cut down at 3rd on the play. A ground out and a fly out ended the threat and the game, with the Redlegs leaving two more runners on for a total of 11 for the game.

The Redlegs 5 game winning streak came to an end, going down to the Slammers 7-4.


J Robinson42200
J Millard22101
K Arend20001
J Watson43120
J Robinson41020
M Morrison41000
M Hartman30000
J Bradley30000
M Mattice32000
B Clark30000

2B: Robinson; Millard; Watson; Robinson; Mattice 2

A Carmack (L)586351
E Williams 121000