Redlegs Take Opener from Boars


The 3rd seeded boars met up with the 6th seeded Redlegs today in the opening round of the 2022 MVABL playoffs at Howell Field. These two teams had just seen each other a week before, as they finished off the regular season in a double header where the Boars took both games, knocking Camden from the 5th to the 6th spot in the final standings.

Camden got a little revenge in game 1, as they took a big early lead and held it for the entirety of the game. Jacob Robinson was hit by a pitch to start off the game. After a flyout, Kyle Arend worked a walk before Mike Hartman was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Tyler Eaton then worked a bases loaded walk to plate the first run. Evan Koogler then singled home a run, leading to a two-out 3 run double by Matt Mattice that banged off the right field fence at Howell, missing a grand slam by mere feet. Jacob Robinson knocked Mattice home with a base hit in his 2nd at bat of the inning.

The Boars chipped away at the lead, plating 4 runs over the first 3 frames on Redleg starter Jesse Jones. Jesse then settled in and fired 4 scoreless frames to finish off the game. Tyler Eaton and Brad Malott turned in two well timed double plays for the Redlegs, the first an inning ending twin killing in the first inning and the 2nd a double play that killed a bases loaded rally by the Boars in the 6th.

The Redlegs got some cushion in the 4th when Brad Malott singled, stole 2nd, moved to 3rd on a passed ball, and was singled home by Jacob Robinson.

Camden scored their final run in the top of the 7th, resulting in what would eventually be the final tally of 9- 5. Jacob Robinson singled with one out and was later driven in by Mike Hartman.

Jones tossed a 1-2-3 7th to nail down his 2nd career post- season win. Jesse finished the game with 7 hits allowed and 3 strikeouts.


J Robinson43220
J Jones51000
K Arend31102
M Hartman41110
T Eaton30112
J Watson41000
B Malott22212
E Koogler41110
M Mattice42130

2B: Arend; Mattice

J Jones (W)774433