Hartman and Watson Go Back-to-Back in Close Win


The Redlegs held on for a tight win over the Wright Knights on Sunday the 15th, notching a 7-6 win in a back- and-forth game.

Early on it looked like it was going to be all Redlegs as they scored 3 runs, all with two outs, in the top of the 1st inning. Kyle Arend doubled and scored when Mike Hartman sent long line drive over the right center field fence, his first homerun of the season. Joey Watson followed up with deep drive of his own making it back-to- back bombs.

Hartman added another RBI with a sacrifice fly in the 3rd, giving the Redlegs the 3-0 edge. Connor Bishop got the Knights on the board in the bottom of the 3rd with a run scoring single. Nick Taylor drove in a run in the 5th for the Knights, cutting the Redleg lead to 3-2.

Aaron Carmack then exited the game with the lead in the 5th inning. He allowed only 1 earned run and struck out 6 Knight hitters while scattering 5 hits in the effort. The Knights greeted the Redleg bullpen with 4 runs over the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. Trailing 5-4 in the top of the 8th, the Redlegs were able to get back into it as they scored twice to take another narrow lead. Richard Navratil started the inning but exited after recording the first out of the inning. The Redlegs then got a single from Brandon Howard, a walk from Nick Davis, and Adam Parks was plunked to load the bases. Both Howard and Davis were able to score on wild pitches giving the Redlegs a 6-5 lead.

The Knights knotted things up in the bottom of the 8th off of Eric Williams, who was making his first appearance of the 2018 season.

The Redlegs were able to take the 7-6 lead in the top of the 9th. Jacob Robinson started the inning with a single and moved to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Arend. After a ground out, Joey Watson ripped a grounder to third and was able to reach on an errant throw to 1st, which allowed Robinson to score what would eventually be the game winning run.

Williams nailed down the win in the bottom of the 9th in a solid return after limited action in 2017 and early 2018.


M Morrison40001
J Robinson51100
K Arend33101
M Hartman41130
J Watson51110
B Howard52100
N Davis31101
J Robinson31000
J Gross40000
M Redman20101

2B: Arend 2
HR: Hartman; Watson

A Carmack 552162
L Campbell 233322
E Williams (W)221112