Carmack Goes the Distance in First Win of 2018


The Redlegs and Rangers met up for the 29th and 30th editions of the always competitive “Backyard Battle” and each came away with a victory, knotting up the all-time series at 15-15. The Redlegs have had the momentum recently though as the game 1 victory was their 7th straight against the Rangers.

The Redlegs narrowly took game 1 as Aaron Carmack defeated Rangers veteran Luke Trubee in the low scoring affair. Carmack turned in his first complete game effort of 2018 as he punched out 7 Rangers batters over 7 frames to nail down that elusive first win of the season. Aaron now only needs 8 strikeouts to record 150 for his career.

Game 1 for the Redlegs was all about the first four hitters in the lineup. Matt Morrison was 3-3 with 3 steals and 3 runs out of the lead-off spot. Adam Parks walked and was hit by a pitch batting second, but scored both times he reached base. As those two players accounted for 5 runs Camden would score in the game, the 3 and 4 hitters were responsible for driving them in. Kyle Arend turned in a rare hitless effort, but was still productive as he used two ground balls to second base to score a runner from third twice. Mike Hartman, batting cleanup, drove in 3 runs on a 2 for 3 game. James Robinson added 2 hits for the Redlegs and now owns a team high 7 game hit streak, which he extended to 8 in game 2 of the double header.


M Morrison33300
A Parks10201
K Arend30020
M Hartman32030
J Watson30000
J Robinson32000
S Micomonaco30000
B Howard21000
M Redman21000
J Robinson20000
J Bradley10000

2B: Redman

A Carmack (W)793271