Carmack Proves to Be Dual Threat, Blanks Machine


The Redlegs got their first taste of double header action on Sunday as they met up with the Mad River Machine at Madison High School. These two clubs have been evenly matched over the years, as Camden just holds the all-time series edge at 13 to 10. Meeting the Machine for the first time this season, and with an undermanned group, the Redlegs were looking at a fight to keep their early record unblemished.
Camden sent Aaron Carmack to the hill in game 1 and promptly gave him a lead after he tossed a scoreless first inning. In the bottom half the Redlegs greeted Machine starter Brady Knizner with four runs. Jacob Robinson and Saige Micomonaco each singled with one out, followed by a walk to Brandon Howard to load the bases. Brad Malott then delivered a 2-run double, followed by a 2-run single by James Robinson.
But Knizner settled in after the first and kept the Redleg offense at bay over the next 4 frames and ended up punching out 9 Redlegs batters in his outing.
Luckily for Camden they had Carmack on their side, and he was dealing. Aaron made quick work of the Machine offense and ended up going the distance to pick up his 2nd win of the season. He also logged his first shutout of the season, allowing only 3 hits while matching Knizner’s 9 strikeouts. Only one Machine hitter managed to reach 2nd base against Carmack and was promptly wiped out trying to steal 3rd by backstop Saige Micomonaco.
The Redlegs put some insurance runs on the board in the bottom of the 6th when James Robinson singled and Jared Bradley walked to put a couple of runners on with one out. Aaron Carmack then, in his 12th career at bat, doubled in two runs to help his own cause. He would later score on a fielding error to bring the game’s final tally to 7-0.


M Morrison40000
J Robinson41100
S Micomonaco42100
B Howard21101
B Malott31120
J Robinson32120
M Redman31000
J Bradley21101
A Carmack31120

2B: Malott; Carmack

A Carmack (W)730092