Jones Tosses Shutout, Eaton Goes Deep in 18-0 Win

05/17/2021
 

The Redlegs advanced to 4-3 on Sunday with a double header sweep over the upstart Southern Ohio Stars.

The first game was all Redlegs, as they scored early and often in an 18-0 run rule victory. Jacob Robinson became the 2nd player in MVABL history to reach the 500 hit mark with a single in the top of the 1st inning. Brad Malott followed with a single and both runners scored on a base hit by Kyle Arend. Tyler Eaton later drove home a run with a base hit, and Cody Saraco-Polner drove home the 6th and final run of the frame with a sacrifice fly.

Three more runs crossed the dish in the top of the 3rd. Brad Malott contributed a sacrifice fly before Kyle Arend delivered his 2nd two-run base hit in as many at bats.

Leading 9-0, Camden didnít score in the top of the 3rd but more history was made in the inning. Brandon Howard led off with a single, recording his 300th MVABL hit in the process. This ranks him 12th all-time in MVABL history in hits, and he needs just 15 to pass former teammate Clint Wolf and 25 to crack the top 10.

After a 1-2-3 4th inning, the Redlegs exploded in the 5th. Lucas Smith and Jacob Robinson each recorded 2 hits in the inning, Lucas driving a run home in the process while picking up his first career hit and RBI. Tyler Eaton and Mike Hartman did most of the damage as Eaton blasted a 3-run homerun and Mike Hartman smoked a bases clearing double to drive home 3 more. Saraco-Polner added anther RBI, and Jake Edwards picked up his first career run batted in during the inning as well. When the dust settled, 9 more runs had crossed the plate to give the Redlegs the 18-0 lead.

Meanwhile, the Stars couldnít solve Jesse Jones as he turned in his first career complete game shutout. Jones allowed just 3 hits in the game, while striking out 3 in the process. Jones took part in the offensive explosion too, adding 2 more hits including a triple while also stealing a pair of bases.

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
J Robinson43300
B Malott31110
K Arend22240
M Hartman31130
B Howard11202
T Eaton32240
J Jones21201
C Saraco-Polner20020
J Robinson20000
E Jameson32100
J Edwards32110
L Smith22111
E Koogler10100

2B: Hartman
3B: Jones
HR: Eaton

PlayerIPHRERKBB
J Jones (W)530031