Redlegs Outhit Rangers but Defense Proves Costly

06/12/2018
 

The Redlegs almost pulled out a sweep, but ultimately a tough 3rd inning would be too much to overcome as they fell to the Rangers 10-7, snapping that 7-game streak mentioned earlier.

Matt Morrison continued his productive day as he started the game with another hit and stolen base and later scored on a fielderís choice. The Rangers answered in the bottom half to tie it up at 1-1. Saige Micomonaco untied things in the top of the 2nd when he deposited his second homerun of the season over the fence in center field. An RBI double by Mike Hartman gave the Redlegs a 3-1 edge in the top of the 3rd before disaster struck in the bottom half. A leadoff double by Cooper Notle combined with three Redleg errors led to a 6-run inning that killed the Redlegs momentum, and eventually proved to be too much to overcome. The Rangers added two more in the 4th to extend that lead to 9-3.

Camden did try to scrape together a comeback as James Robinson drove a run double down the right field line, scoring Mike Hartman who previously doubled, and Joey Watson who reached on an error.

Trailing 10-5 in the top of the 7th, Matt Morrison tried to start a rally by picking up his 5th of the day to lead off the inning. After a ground out, Kyle Arend singled before Mike Hartman smacked his 3rd double of the game to bring both runs home. Joey Watson then singled bringing the tying run to the plate in James Robinson. Robinson hit a sharp ground ball to 2nd and looked to have beaten out the throw at first to prevent the game ending double play, but things didnít go the Redlegs way and the game ended there, squashing the budding rally.

The Redlegs currently sit in third place in the MVABL standings with a record of 5-3. On deck is a 2017 Championship rematch with the current second place South Dayton Slammers on Sunday June 10th.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
M Morrison42200
A Parks31101
K Arend42100
M Hartman43140
J Watson41100
J Robinson41020
S Micomonaco31110
M Redman31000
J Gross30000
J Robinson20001

2B: Parks; Hartman 3; Robinson
HR: Micomonaco

PlayerIPHRERKBB
L Campbell (L)2.3347312
E Limon 3.6723242