Redlegs Complete Sweep Despite Delay

05/25/2019
 

After a quiet beginning, Camden exploded in the bottom of the 3rd by putting 9 runs on the board. Matt Mattice reached on an error to start things off and that was followed by back-to-back doubles by Matt Morrison and Jacob Robinson. Kyle Arend then knocked two runs in with a single. Thatís when the rain began to fall but thanks to some quick field work from the Redlegs ground crew, the field held up and play was resumed roughly 30 minutes later. The Redlegs picked up right where they left off. Micomonaco and James Robinson each notched RBI singles to round out the innings scoring, leaving Camden on top at a score of 9-0.

Before the rain delay, Redlegs ace Aaron Carmack was rolling through the Royals lineup. He allowed only one baserunner in the first 3 frames and that was due to a fielding error. However, the long break did Carmack no favors, and the Royals came out swinging in the 4th. Luke Campbell was called on to finish out the 4th inning, and he promptly struck out the first batter he faced to end any remaining threat. When it was all said and done, the Royals produced 10 runs, taking a one run lead after 3 Ĺ innings.

The lead was short lived. The Redlegs scored 4 more times in the bottom of the 4th thanks to RBI singles from Jacob Robinson, Nick Davis, and James Robinson. Mike Hartman added a sacrifice fly RBI.

The Boys and Blue just wouldnít go away. They chipped away at the lead in the top of the 5th, scoring twice more to bring the game to a 13-12 score. But the Redlegs finally put things away in the bottom of the 5th. Adam Parks worked a one out walk, stole 2nd, and scored on a single by Brad Malott. Malott would later score on a wild pitch. Jacob Robinson would later single, steal 2nd, and come around to score thanks to a Royals defensive miscue. Nick Davis added a sacrifice fly RBI in the 6th to give the Redlegs a 17-10 lead.

Kevin Campbell was called upon once again to close out the game for Camden and he didnít disappoint. KC tossed two scoreless frames to finish off the game without any drama.

The double header sweep places the Redlegs at 3-1 and they will look to continue the streak going into a Saturday double header tilt with the Dayton Cardinals.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
M Morrison41200
J Robinson44320
K Arend42220
M Hartman31110
J Watson20001
S Micomonaco43210
N Davis31110
J Robinson43120
J Gross41100
M Mattice31130
A Parks10101
B Malott21110

2B: Morrison; Robinson; Mattice

PlayerIPHRERKBB
A Carmack 3.67710340
L Campbell (W)1.3322211
K Campbell 230011