Arend Homers, Records 250th Hit in 16-3 Win

08/03/2021
 

The Redlegs recorded their 2nd consecutive run rule victory on Sunday, topping the Mad River Machine by a final score of 16-3.† The win moves Camden into 1st place in the MVABL standings with just 4 weeks and 8 games left to go in the 2021 regular season.

Camden used some two-out magic in the bottom of the 1st to take an early lead.† Kyle Arend was hit by a pitch before Mike Hartman singled.† Brandon Howard and Tyler Eaton then both delivered RBI base hits to put the Redlegs up 2-0.† They then piled on 5 more runs in the 2nd.† Eric Jameson started things off with a single before scoring on a double by Evan Koogler.† Jacob Robinson then chipped in with an RBI base hit, followed by Kyle Arendís 250th career regular season hit.† Mike Hartman plated a run with a sacrifice fly, followed by Brandon Howard delivering another RBI base hit to cap off the inningís highlights.†

Eric Jameson started the 3rd inning with another base hit and eventually scored on a double by Cody Saraco-Polner.†

After the Machine got on the board in the top of the 4th, Kyle Arend added another RBI single in the bottom half to push the lead to 9-1.

The 5th inning was the only inning in the game that the Redlegs didnít score.† Meanwhile, Tyler Eaton was well on his way to picking up his 3rd win of the year.† He tossed the first 5 innings and gave up 1 run (0 earned) while adding 4 strikeouts and 5 hits allowed.† He would go on to win, improving his season record to an unblemished 3- 0.†

Lucas Smith took over in the top of the 6th and turned in a scoreless inning of relief work, allowing just one baserunner who reached via a walk.† Cody Saraco-Polner singled and eventually scored on a passed ball to extend the lead to 10-1 after 6.†

The Machine were able to scrape together a pair of runs in the 7th aided by a fielding error, but Kevin Campbell was able to power through it and induce a couple of infield pop flys to end the inning without further damage.†

The bottom of the 7th saw the Redlegs pile on 4 more runs, highlighted by runs batted in by Tyler Eaton and James Robinson and Evan Kooglerís 2nd double of the game.† Koogler then took his turn on the mound for Camden and turned in a quick 8th inning, punching out two machine hitters in the process while holding the score at 14-3.†

The bottom of the 8th got started with two fly outs, but Jesse Jones doubled with two outs to put the final run needed to secure the run rule victory at 2nd base.† Kyle Arend then strode to the plate and launched a walk-off run rule home run over the left field fence.† The home run caps off an impressive run of 13 at bats for Arend, where he has gone 8-8 with a home run, 2 doubles, 5 RBI, 2 walks, and 3 hit by pitches over the last 3 games.†

Camden (12-4) is next in action at Oak Grove Park on Thursday night versus the Wright Knights (5-11) at 7:00pm.†

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
J Robinson53110
J Jones51300
K Arend33430
M Hartman32210
B Howard32121
T Eaton44120
J Robinson40010
E Jameson42200
E Koogler42110
C Saraco-Polner33110
L Smith30000
K Campbell30000

2B: Jones; Koogler 2; Saraco-Polner
HR: Arend

PlayerIPHRERKBB
T Eaton (W)551040
L Smith 100001
K Campbell 112101
E Koogler 100020