Hartman Sets Record on Walk-Off


The Redlegs and Knights squared off for the final time of the 2017 regular season back on Sunday, August 6th. Both games would turn out to be hard fought battles, but when the dust settled the Redlegs would walk away with another split double header and a loss in game 2, which has been a common theme in the 2nd half of this season.

Kyle Arend got the scoring started for the Redlegs when he doubled in Matt Mattice in the bottom of the 1st inning, Mattice had earlier walked. Joey Watson then delivered a 2 out single to score Arend and give the Redlegs an early 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the 2nd, Jared Bradley single with 2 outs, moved up to 2nd on a throwing error and then was driven in with a single by Matt Morrison.

The Knights then finally put a dent in, yet another, brilliant starting performance by Aaron Carmack in the 4th. Connor Barrow did the damage with a 2-run double.

The Redlegs answered immediately in the bottom of the 4th scoring twice more highlighted by a sacrifice fly by Jared Bradley. Brandon Howard then extended the Redleg lead to 6-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the 5th.

Matt Redman took over on the hill and turned in a quiet 6th and the Redlegs went down in order in the bottom half, giving the Knights one last chance to rally. As has happened to Carmack so many times this season, the Redleg defense couldn’t hold on to his win, committing a couple of costly errors that resulted in 4 Knight runs and a tie ball game.

Carmack’s bad luck, however, would lead to a blessing for Mike Hartman. After Matt Mattice singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th, the Knights elected to intentionally walk Kyle Arend. This brought Hartman to the plate with his 20-game hit streak on the line. Hartman blasted a walk off RBI double into the right center gap and at the same time set the Redleg single season hit streak record at 21. The RBI was also Mike’s 50th since joining the Redlegs in 2015.


J Robinson30001
M Mattice32101
K Arend31111
M Hartman31111
J Watson31010
B Howard32110
N Davis20101
J Robinson30000
J Bradley21110
M Morrison31010

2B: Mattice; Arend; Hartman; Howard

A Carmack 552242
M Redman (W)244101