Howard Homers, Eaton Shines in DH Split

05/04/2021
 

Game two was a different story. The Redlegs were in the driverís seat for the entire game, thanks in large part to an outstanding debut on the mound by newcomer Tyler Eaton. Eaton kept the hot hitting Boars at bay as he went the distance, allowing just 6 hits while recording 5 strikeouts over 7 innings of work. His shutout bid was spoiled in the 6th when the Boars tried to rally. After a leadoff single, the next batter smacked what looked like a double into he right center gap. Jacob Robinson was able cut it off and hit cutoff man Jesse Jones who fired on to a waiting Brandon Howard at 2nd who applied the tag just in time. The runner did score in the next at bat, and the Boars ended up putting men on 1st and 2nd with one out looking for more. But Mike Hartman was ready to save the day, as he made a diving stop at 3rd base, popped to his feet and raced to 3rd to record the force and still was able to fire on to first to complete the inning ending double play. Eaton retired the side in order in the bottom of the 7th.

Offensively, Camden put 6 runs on the board in the first 3 innings which was more than enough cushion for Eaton. Jacob Robinson started the game with a single, and later Mike Hartman reached on an error with two outs. This brought Brandon Howard to the plate, who launched his 2nd home run of the season over the right field fence to put the Redlegs up by 3 in the early going. Saraco-Polner started things off with a base hit in the 2nd and later scored on a triple off the bat of Jacob Robinson. Mike Hartman singled to start the 3rd, and Brandon Howard walked to put two on with none out. Tyler Eaton then brought a run home on a ground out, and anther run scored thanks to an errant pitch that made its way to the back stop. Brandon Howard added his 4th RBI on a sacrifice fly in the 7th to add the final run scored by the Redlegs, which brought the score to what would end up being the final tally at 7-1.

The league is off for the upcoming Motherís day weekend, but the Redlegs will be back in action on Sunday May 16th against the expansion Southern Ohio Stars (0-5) at Madison High School in a double header beginning at 1:00pm.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
J Robinson42110
J Jones40100
K Arend40000
M Hartman42200
B Howard22241
T Eaton30011
E Koogler10000
J Robinson31000
C Saraco-Polner31000
I Brown30000
J Edwards10000

2B: Howard
3B: Robinson
HR: Howard

PlayerIPHRERKBB
T Eaton (W)761153