Camden Advances to Semi-Finals


The two teams then took a break and met up the following day to play the decisive game 3.

The Redlegs threatened to take an early lead in the top of the 1st when Jacob Robinson walked and later moved to 3rd on a two-out double off the bat of Mike Hartman, but a strikeout would end the threat and leave the runners stranded.

The Boars then jumped on Redlegs starter Tyler Eaton in the bottom of the 1st, as they used 4 hits and a Redlegs error to score 3 runs (1 earned) and take a commanding early lead.

Camden chipped away in the top of the 2nd when Tyler Eaton worked a leadoff walk, followed by a single by Joey Watson and then a bunt single by Brad Malott. The Boars were then able to turn a double play, but a run scored on the play to cut the deficit to 3-1.

The Redlegs would then turn on the heat in the 3rd and 4th innings, scoring a total of 8 runs over both frames. In the 3rd, Jesse Jones worked a one-out walk before Kyle Arend singled to put two runners on. Mike Hartman than hit an RBI single. Chris Flaherty then recorded a single, and Tyler Eaton walked. Joey Watson then delivered a 2-run single. Later, Evan Koogler delivered the innings final RBI with a sacrifice fly. Jacob Robinson started the 4th inning with a double and then scored on a fielding error that allowed Jesse Jones to reach base. Kyle Arend then also reached on an error that allowed Jesse to score, followed by an RBI base hit by Mike Hartman.

Eaton, meanwhile, put things on cruise control after the rocky first inning. He allowed just one run over his next six innings of work as he allowed his offense to compile their comfortable lead.

Camden picked up two more insurance runs in the top of the 8th, courtesy of a run scoring double by Tyler Eaton and an RBI single by Joey Watson.

The Boars were finally able to solve Eaton in the bottom of the 8th, as the first 3 batters of the inning all recorded hits which prompted the Redlegs to turn to Jesse Jones, who had just thrown a complete game the day before. Jesse extinguished the threat, limiting the damage to three runs. Camden still maintained a safe 11-6 lead going into the 9th.

The Redlegs were quiet in the top half, quickly going down in order.

The bottom of the 9th then started with a double and a single by the Boars to put two on and none out. The next batter doubled to right center field scoring two runs but took a wide turn at 2nd base. Redlegs right fielder Eric Jameson recognized this and fired a perfect throw to 2nd base, making for an easy out as the runner couldn’t get back to 2nd in time.

With the lead now 11-8 with one out, the next batter singled to try and re-ignite the Boars rally. Jessed then induced another ground ball, and this time the Camden defense was able to get the force out at 2nd base. Jesse then tossed another ground ball, this one to short stop Brad Malott who cleanly fielded and delivered to first base to end the game.

The Redlegs will advance to take on the top seeded South Dayton Slammers on Saturday, September 10th at Bellbrook High School at 1:00pm.


J Robinson41101
J Jones40202
K Arend52200
M Hartman53120
C Flaherty51200
T Eaton31312
J Watson43031
B Malott32002
E Koogler40010
M Mattice40000

2B: Robinson; Hartman; Eaton

T Eaton (W)7106402
J Jones 252201