Redlegs Use 18 Hit Attack in Run Rule Win


Sitting at 3rd in the standings, the Redlegs are looking to finish off the season on a strong note to try to lock down the 1 or 2 seed heading into the playoffs. They got off to a good start by sweeping the Expos on Sunday.

In game 1 the Redlegs put 17 runs on the board, unleashing an 18 hit attack that would lead to a run rule victory after 6 innings.

Before the offense even got a chance, Mike Hartman was potentially saving runs with some great defense at 3rd base. After Aaron Carmack punched out the first batter of the game, the next batter hit a slow grounder down the 3rd base line that Hartman was able to snag with his bare hand and make a perfect throw while on the run to record the 2nd out. The next batter popped out to end the frame.

The Redlegs then wasted no time taking the lead as they scored 7 times in the bottom of the 1st. Jared Bradley, Matt Morrison, and Matt Redman had RBI hits in the inning. The home team would then score 4 more times in the 2nd as Matt Mattice started things off with a double and scored when Kyle Arend followed with a double of his own. Nick Davis singled and Brandon Howard was plunked by a pitch before James Robinson delivered a base hit to score both runners. Jared Bradley later hit a sacrifice fly to score the frames final run.

Matt Morrison then made his first pitching appearance since June of 2014 and turned in 2 solid innings of work, though the Expos were able to scratch together 2 runs in the 5th. With Morrison on the mound, Kyle Arend filled in at shortstop and provided some nice glove work in the 5th as he ranged to his right making a sliding stop before popping back up to his feet and firing over to 1st base to cut down the runner with time to spare. Kyle has shown exceptional versatility in his tenure with the Redlegs as he has now made at least one appearance at every defensive position for his club.

The Redlegs plated 3 more runs in the 5th. Ryan Gross led the inning off with a single, then Jared Bradley doubled putting both runners In scoring position. Matt Redman would then drive both runs home and would later score on a wild pitch.

Adam Parks relieved Morrison in the 6th and pitched a scoreless inning, earning his first career win in the relief appearance.

The game came to an early end in the 6th via a walk off run rule. Kyle Arend singled with one out, followed by a double by Mike Hartman. Nick Davis then doubled both runs home before Brandon Howard belted a double of his own to plate the game-ending run.


J Robinson31101
M Mattice31201
K Arend44310
M Hartman31201
N Davis42220
B Howard11212
J Robinson21121
J Gross22100
J Bradley22120
M Morrison31010
M Redman31130
A Parks20000
T Sullivan10000

2B: Mattice; Arend; Hartman; Davis; Howard; Bradley

A Carmack 320040
M Morrison 242201
A Parks (W)110000