Redlegs Drop Close DH Against Slammers

04/30/2022
 

The Redlegs dropped a couple of tight contests against the defending champion Slammers on Sunday, losing 8-6 in game 1 and 2-0 in game 2.† The 0-4 record marks the worst start in franchise history for the Redlegs.† Thereís no need for panic however, as the Redlegs tend to start slow and actually started 1-4 last season yet still ended with a 16-7 record.†

Things looked great early in game 1.† Jacob Robinson and Jesse Jones worked walks to start the game, and Kyle Arend then drove home a run with a base hit.† Mike Hartman then brought a run home on a fielderís choice, and later Evan Koogler (fresh off the announcement of being inducted into the MVABL Hall of Fame) drove home the innings 3rd run.†

The Slammers answered with two runs in the bottom of the 1st, and then 3 more in the bottom of the 2nd to take the 5- 3 lead.† Camden then knotted things up in the top of the 3rd.† After a walk to Chris Flaherty and a base hit by Brad Malott, Koogler delivered another RBI base hit followed by a run scoring fielderís choice by Matt Mattice.†

The Slammers werenít done however and piled on 3 more in the bottom of the 3rd to take the 8-5 lead.†

The Redlegs then turned to Evan Koogler on the mound, and he turned in quite the 2022 debut as he silenced the Slammers hitters over the final 3 2/3 innings.† He would finish by allowing just 2 hits while striking out 3 and zero runs scored.†

But the Slammers had a newly announced Hall of Famer up their sleeve as well, and they brought on Jeff Beall to toss the final 3 innings of the game.† Camden was able to muster one run off of Beall in the top of the 7th when Jesse Jones singled and then scored on a double by Kyle Arend, but otherwise Beall was able to complete the save and preserve the 8-6 victory for the Slammers.†

Boxscore

PlayerABHRRBIBB
J Robinson21101
J Jones31201
K Arend42120
M Hartman41010
C Flaherty30101
B Malott31100
E Koogler32020
M Mattice30010
E Jameson30000
M Redman10002
M Eippert10000

2B: Arend

PlayerIPHRERKBB
K Campbell (L)2.6778511
E Koogler 3.3320033