Redlegs Advance to Semi-Finals


Game 3 was a bit of a rollercoaster, as Camden jumped out to an early lead, blew it, and then rallied to a come from behind victory thanks to a 4-run 7th inning.

Kevin Campbell got the nod and kept Camden in the game over the first half of the ball game, and he eclipsed 100 playoff innings in his career in the process. The Knights got a run on Campbell in the 1st but he squashed the threat with a couple of strikeouts. The offense then tied it up immediately. Jacob Robinson walked and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Joey Watson to tie it up at 1-1.

Campbell then blanked the Knights in the 2nd and 3rd frames, giving the offense the opportunity to take the early lead. In the 3rd, the offense did just that. Jacob Robinson reached on an error before Mike Hartman singled. Saige Micomonaco then doubled home a run, followed by another sacrifice fly off the bat of Joey Watson.

But the Knights finally figured Campbell out in the 4th inning, they promptly deposited 3 runs to take a slim 4-3 lead. After a double started the Knights 5th, Campbell gave way to Jesse Jones who had thrown 2 1/3 solid innings of relief against the Knights just the day before. Anthony Turner greeted Jones with a home run which put the Knights up 6-3.

Brandon Howard then started off the bottom of the 6th inning with a single, followed by a double by Brad Malott. Back to back sacrifice fly’s by James Robinson and Jesse Jones brought Camden back to within one run at 6-5.

Jones again blanked the Knights in the top of the 7th, leading the way to the 4-run rally that would eventually seal the win for the Redlegs. Matt Morrison started the inning with a single, followed by a walk to Jacob Robinson. Mike Hartman then singled home a run and Saige Micomonaco pitched in with a sacrifice fly to score Robinson. Joey Watson then singled, setting the stage for the biggest hit of the post season, a 2-run triple by Brad Malott to put things out of reach at 9-6.

The Knights chipped away at the lead in the 8th, scoring once to make it a 2-run game at 9-7. The Knights made things very stressful for the home team in the 9th. A leadoff walk brought the tying run to the plate with nobody out. Jones then buckled down and recorded a strikeout, and then induced a comebacker that he snared and was able to turn and get the lead runner at 2nd base for the 2nd out. After a runner reached on an error to put the go-ahead runner at the plate, Jones forced a game ending groundout to 2nd base to seal the trip for Camden to the semi-finals.


M Morrison51100
J Robinson20302
M Hartman43210
S Micomonaco22020
J Watson21220
B Howard42000
B Malott42120
J Robinson31010
J Jones30010
C Svarda41000

2B: Micomonaco 2; Malott
3B: Malott

K Campbell 485430
J Jones (W)532233