Koogler Dominant in Complete Game Win


Camden kept up their winning ways on Thursday night as they defeated the Wright Knights by a final score of 5-1. The team has now won 5 straight and 12 of the last 13.

While the offense certainly did enough to win, the story here was Evan Koogler’s first start on the mound as a member of the Redlegs. Coming into the game with only 7 innings pitched on the season, Koogler matched that total by turning in a complete game effort and only narrowly missed notching a shut-out. Koogler faced only 3 batters in 4 of the 7 innings and gave up only 2 hits in the entire game, he also recorded 6 total strikeouts. The Knights were able to push a run across in the 7th, spoiling the shut-out.

Koogler helped himself out with the bat in the first inning, driving in two runs with a two-out single. Jacob Robinson had walked to start the game, followed by a single by Jesse Jones and both scored on Koogler’s base hit.

The first batter of the game for the Knights reached on a fielding error, and the next batter hit a ball into the right-center field gap. Jacob Robinson was able to track it down in the gap and double up the runner at 1st base to spoil any potential damage the Knights had in mind.

The score stood at 2-0 until the 5th inning when the Camden offense finally provided a little more run support for Koogler. Jesse Jones started things off with a double, followed by a base hit by Kyle Arend. Brandon Howard then doubled both runners’ home to extend the lead to 4-0. Howard would eventually come around to score on a fielding error to make it 5-0.

The leadoff man for the Knights reached on an error in the 7th and would eventually score on a groundout, but other than that Koogler was able to lock down the final frame without any hint of a comeback.

The Redlegs next take on the South Dayton Slammers in a double dip at Madison High School on Sunday 8/8 beginning at 1:00pm.


J Robinson31101
J Jones42200
K Arend42100
B Howard41120
T Eaton32000
E Koogler21020
J Robinson31000
J Watson30000
E Jameson31000
C Saraco-Polner30000

2B: Jones; Howard

E Koogler (W)721060