Watson and Hartman Lead 12 Run Attack in Win


With a slow start to the 2017 season and the first place Dayton Rangers on tap, the Redlegs needed the offense to wake up in a hurry. It did better than just wake up, the Redleg offense roared to life and pounded out 19 hits that led to 12 runs on the afternoon. That would prove to be more than enough run support for the pitching duo of Aaron Carmack and Isaac Marquez. Isaac picked up his first career MVABL win in a clutch relief performance after Carmack exited the game with an injury.

The Redlegs got on the board right out of the gate in the top of the 1st and would proceed to score in every inning up until the 7th, they would never trail in the game. Matt Morrision and Kyle Arend each singled with one out before each being driven in on hits by Joey Watson and Mike Hartman. James Robinson then hit a chopper back at Rangers starter Joe Becker in which he was able to make a jumping snag, deliver to 3rd to eliminate the lead runner, and Jonmarc Lippincott was able to finish off the double play on the throw back to first, which ended the rally.

Nick Davis singled to start the 2nd. Jared Bradley then doubled to put two on with none out. Jacob Robinson brought one run home with a fielderís choice as the Rangers short stop Brandon Marshall was able to cut down Bradley at 3rd before Becker induced a pop fly to end the inning

Brandon Marshall got the Rangers on the board by leading off the bottom of the 2nd with a home run to straight away center field. Carmack got a little defensive help as the speedy Nick Gilmore hit a hard ground ball up the middle but Matt Morrison was able to cut it off behind 2nd base and make a perfect throw to first to get Gilmore just in time. Eric Becker then blooped a pop fly out into shallow center that looked like a base hit, but Jacob Robinson was able to track it down and make a diving catch to record the 2nd out. Carmack then struck out the next batter to end the frame.

Kyle Arend reached on a hit to start the 3rd and Joey Watson continued the Redleg attack by swatting a 2 run bomb to give Camden a 5-1 lead. With 2 outs in the inning, Nick Davis smoked a line drive right back at Becker that caught him in the right forearm. Joe would stay in the game albeit sporting a new baseball shaped bruise under his elbow. Becker retired the next batter halting any potential 2 out rally. The Rangers would score once in the bottom half to keep things close at 5- 2.

In the 4th Ryan Gross singled with no outs and looked like he might get stranded as Becker recorded a fly out and strike out. But Kyle Arend kept the inning alive with a single followed by an RBI hit by Joey Watson. This set up Mike Hartmanís first home run of the year, a 3 run shot to push the lead to 9-2.

Joe Becker would then return the favor as he ripped a hard come backer at Carmack in the bottom of the 4th. It too caught Carmack on the right forearm, but Carmack was forced from the game with considerable swelling on his throwing arm. Redlegs 2017 first round draft choice Isaac Marquez then entered the game in a tough spot, with 2 on and one out. Isaac quickly worked out of the jam, retiring the next two batters in order on a fly out to right field and pop out to the catcher.

The Redlegs offense kept right on rolling in the top of the 5th. Nick Davis doubled to lead off the inning and Bradley singled to put runners on the corners. An errant pickoff attempt at first scored Davis and allowed Bradley to move to 3rd. Jacob Robinson then singled in Bradley pushing the tally to 11-2.

Robert Riley started the bottom half of the 5th with a double and scored on a single by Brandon Marshall. Nick Gilmore then slashed a line drive to the right side, but James Robinson was able to snare it and apply the tag to Marshall for a quick double play. Marquez then induced an inning ending ground ball to short. James would then plate the Redlegs final run of the afternoon when he singled in Joey Watson who had doubled earlier in the inning.

Robert Riley and Brandon Marshall teamed up for another run in the 7th for the Rangers, but otherwise Marquez cruised right through his 5 2/3 innings of relief en route to his first career win.

The Redlegs now stand at 3-3 and will look to keep up the momentum against the South Dayton Slammers on May 7th at Madison High School.


J Robinson41021
M Morrison51200
K Arend43401
J Watson54140
M Hartman52140
J Robinson51010
N Davis53200
J Bradley52100
J Gross52100
T Sullivan10000
I Marquez10000

2B: Watson; Davis; Bradley
HR: Watson; Hartman

A Carmack 3.3352130
I Marquez (W)5.6772210