Carmack Outduels Trubee in Close Win


In 30 matchups since 2010, the Backyard Battle between the Redlegs and Rangers stands at an even 15-15. After two wildly different games on Sunday, the record would stand at 16-16 as both teams walked away with a win.

Game 1 was a fantastic pitcher’s duel between Aaron Carmack and Luke Trubee. The Redlegs struck early when Jacob Robinson tripled with one out in the top of the 1st and scored on a fundamental ground ball to the right side by Kyle Arend. In the 2nd, Brandon Howard started the inning with his 4th bomb of the year to extend the lead to 2-0. James Robinson followed up with a double and would later score on a Rangers throwing error.

Three runs would prove to be enough for Carmack as he would go the distance while allowing 1 run (0 earned) and 7 hits as he punched out 6 Rangers batters. The Redleg defense helped a bit late in the game. In the bottom of the 4th Jonmarc Lippincott lifted a fly ball into right center field, but center fielder Jacob Robinson was able to track it down on a nifty sliding catch. The back- breaker for the Rangers though came in the bottom of the 6th. The Rangers started the inning with a lead-off single and the runner moved up to 2nd on a passed ball. The next batter hit a sharp grounder to 3rd that Mike Hartman was able to snare on a beautiful diving play to his left. Hartman collected himself and fired to first in time to make the out, at the same time the runner at 2nd tried to take 3rd base. Manning first base, Kyle Arend fired back to Hartman who was sprinting back to the bag, caught the throw on the run and applied the tag to complete the double play. After the following two batters walked, Carmack induced a routine ground ball to end the threat.

The win ended a 6 game win streak for the Rangers, but they came back with a vengeance in the night cap in a convincing victory.


A Parks30000
J Robinson32100
K Arend30010
M Hartman21001
J Watson30000
B Howard31110
J Robinson31100
J Gross31000
M Redman30000
Z Wang10001

2B: Robinson
3B: Robinson
HR: Howard

A Carmack (W)771068