Redman Tosses 2 Hit Gem in 9-1 Win


The Redlegs and Slammers tangled for the last time of the 2017 regular season on Sunday and, fittingly, split the double dip matchup.

Game 1 saw a spectacular pitching performance from current MVABL wins leader Matt Redman. Redman tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings against the Slammers earlier this season and stayed true to form in this one as he limited the Slammers high scoring offense to 2 hits and 1 unearned run while striking out 7 in the complete game effort. He is now 5-1 on the season and owns a respectable 3.41 ERA.

The Slammers did hold a brief lead as they scored in the bottom of the 1st. Troy Koze, who seems to be an emerging Redleg killer, singled with one out, stole 2nd, moved to 3rd on a passed ball and scored on an overthrow at 3rd.

The Redlegs then grabbed the lead in the top of the 3rd and did most of the damage with a 2-out rally. Ryan Gross singled to start the inning and Jared Bradley reached on an error to put runners on the corners. Matt Morrison then chopped a grounder to 3rd that Todd Barhorst was able to snag and deliver a perfect throw to the plate to nail Gross before scoring. Jacob Robinson then hit into a fielder’s choice but was able to beat out the double play attempt which put runners on the corners with 2 outs. Matt Mattice then singled in a run before Kyle Arend launched a 3-run bomb into the Bellbrook Jetstream to put the Redlegs up 4-1. Joey Watson then walked before Mike Hartman blasted a 2 run shot of his own to extend the lead to 6-1.

Camden played a little add-on in the 6th, scoring 3 more times to round out the 9-1 final score. Joey Watson and Mike Hartman each walked to start the inning and Adam Parks was able to reach on an error to load the bases. Ryan Gross then hit a sacrifice fly to score a run and Jared Bradley added a 2-run 2-out single before the Slammers could retire the side.

The defense gave Redman a little support in the bottom half of the 6th as Matt Morrison made two nice rangy plays to his left to retire the first two batters of the inning. Rick Anderson then laced a 2 out line drive to the right side but ultra-utility man Kyle Arend was able to make a diving snag at first base to end the frame.

Redman ended things quietly with a strike out and 2 pop fly outs to end the game.


J Robinson30101
M Mattice41110
K Arend42230
J Watson10001
M Hartman22221
N Davis30000
J Robinson20000
J Gross21010
J Bradley31120
M Morrison30000
A Parks10100

HR: Arend; Hartman

M Redman (W)721073