Royals Match Redlegs Late Rally for First Win


The Royals would get their revenge in game two as they would counter a late Redlegs rally with one of their own to take an exciting 10-9 win in 6 innings just before the area was pummeled by heavy rains and hail.

Just as they did in game one, the Redlegs jumped out to an early lead, scoring twice in the opening frame. Matt Morrison started the inning with a single and stole second base. Adam Parks then singled and quickly stole second to put two runners in scoring position. Both runners would eventually come around to score, taking advantage of a couple of passed balls.

The Royals knotted things back up in the top of the second as they scored two runs of their own and took the lead in the third on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ryan Callison.

The Redlegs erased the lead in the fourth when Adam Parks singled and eventually scored from second on a Royals throwing error.

A two-run double by Evan Koogler in the top of the fifth gave the Royals a 5-3 edge before the Redlegs came storming back in the bottom of the frame. Matt Redman started things off with a leadoff walk and Nick Davis doubled him in for the innings first run. Ryan Gross then sliced a single into right field to score Davis. Brandon Howard then reached on an error before Jared Bradley delivered an RBI base hit. Matt Morrison then added a run with a sacrifice fly. Adam Parks then doubled, putting runners on second and third briefly before both were brought home on a two-run single from Mike Hartman.

Now leading 9-5 after five innings and storms on the way, it looked like the Redlegs had this one in the bag. The Boys in Blue had other ideas though as they ripped off a five run sixth inning that would eventually lead to their first win of the season.

The Redlegs got the tying run on base in the bottom of the sixth with a two-out single by Nick Davis, but Royals starter Tyler Eaton was able to buckle down and record a strikeout to end the inning.

Mother Nature took it from there and prevented any last inning heroics the Redlegs might have had, as a severe storm rolled through the area and ended the game.


M Morrison21110
A Parks33300
J Watson30000
M Hartman31020
K Arend31000
M Mattice20000
E Limon10000
N Davis32110
J Gross31110
B Howard20100
J Bradley21110
M Redman10101
J Robinson10000

2B: Parks; Davis

A Carmack 222220
M Redman 121100
E Limon 1.3332201
J Watson (L)1.3345502
M Hartman 0.3310000