Hartman Grand as Offense Heats Up


After the tight game 1 affair, game 2 was all Redlegs. When the dust settled, Camden had scored 17 runs on 18 hits on the way to a 6-inning run rule by a final score of 17-2.

The Dodgers drew first blood by scoring once in the top of the 1st, but the Redlegs answered immediately with a couple of runs in the bottom half of the 1st. Jacob Robinson started things off with a single followed by a walk to Jesse Jones. Kyle Arend then put down a sacrifice bunt, but the Dodgers made a good defensive play to eliminate Robinson advancing to third from second. Undeterred, Mike Hartman then singled in Jones followed by Malott driving Arend in with a single.

Jacob Robinson was able to help the cause in the 2nd by tracking down a deep fly ball to dead center and making a diving snag directly toward the center field wall for the 2nd out of the inning. Camden starter Jesse Jones then recorded a strikeout to end the frame. The Dodgers tied things up in the top of the 4th, scoring a thanks to a two-out single by Sawyer Smith. Redlegs starter Jesse Jones was quickly able to eliminate Smith by picking smith off at first, resulting in another perfectly executed run down by Camden.

The Redlegs then took full control from the bottom of the 4th and beyond. Mike Hartman drove home another run in the 4th, and Brad Malott was able to later reach on a fielders choice and eventually score thanks to a couple of defensive errors.

In the 5th, Tyler Eaton singled to start the inning and later James Robinson worked a walk to put two runners on. Jacob Robinson then doubled in a run followed by a two-run triple off the bat of Jesse Jones. Jones then scored on a fielder’s choice by Kyle Arend.

The Redlegs then sent 12 batters to the plate in the bottom of the 6th to complete the run rule victory. A flyout started the inning, but then Camden went through 10 consecutive batters without recording an out. Evan Koogler doubled, followed by a single from Cody Saraco-Polner. Tyler Eaton and Matt Mattice then delivered back-to-back RBI singles, followed by a walk to James Robinson. Jacob Robinson then reached on an error allowing a run to score, followed b a walk to Jesse Jones to re-load the bases. This set up a towering grand slam off the bat of Mike Hartman, bringing his RBI total up to a whopping 6 in the nightcap. Mike was named the MVABL’s player of the week with the performance. Brad Malott then singled, which set up the walk off RBI double by Evan Koogler as Malott motored around and scored from 1st base.

Jesse Jones would get the abbreviated complete game victory with 6 innings pitched, 7 strikeouts, 2 walked batters and just 3 hits allowed. Jesse has been a workhorse this season, as he stands 2nd in the league in innings pitched with 36 and currently stands in 4th in strikeouts with 36. The Redlegs (3-6) will next take on the Wright Knights (4-5) at Howell Field at 1:00pm on Sunday 6/12


J Robinson42220
J Jones22422
K Arend31110
M Hartman44160
B Malott42210
M Eippert40000
E Koogler43110
C Saraco-Polner31100
T Eaton32210
M Mattice31110
J Robinson10202

2B: Robinson; Koogler 2; Mattice
3B: Jones
HR: Hartman

J Jones (W)632272