Cline Wins in Debut, Redlegs Advance to 2-0


The Redlegs advanced to 2-0 on Sunday as they bested the Xenia Scouts by a final score of 14-7.

Camden jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as Jacob Robinson started the game with a single, stole 2nd base, and then scored on a base hit by Markus Neff. They extended that lead to 2-0 in the top of the 3rd when Max Ramsey was hit by a pitch to start the frame. He then stole 2nd base, later moved to third on a groundball out, and then scored on a passed ball.

Ben Schooler made his first start of the season and was seemingly bulletproof as he constantly danced around danger through the first three innings. The Scouts were able to muster 3 baserunners in the first, but Schooler was able to produce an easy flyout to center to end the threat. The Scouts again threatened in the 2nd, loading the bases, but Schooler was able to generate a strikeout and a groundball out to short to escape any damage in the frame. He cruised through the 3rd, allowing just one hit, but otherwise quietly thwarted the Scouts offense.

Camden increased the lead to 4-0 in the 4th when Evan Koogler and Joey Watson were each plunked followed by a single from Matt Mattice to load the bases. James Robinson plated the 3rd run with a ground ball out, followed by a walk to Eric Jameson to reload the bases. Jacob Robinson was then hit by a pitch to bring in the next run.

The Scouts greeted the Redleg bullpen by pounding out 5 runs in the 4th and 5th innings to take their first lead of the game, a 5-4 advantage.

After a quiet top of the 6th, the Redlegs exploded for 6 runs in the top of the 7th. Max Ramsey and Ben Schooler each reached via hit by pitch, and later Markus Neff recorded his team high 8th RBI (through two games) to plate the first run of the frame. Joey Watson later singled, prompting a pair of runs to score due to a throwing error. Another run later scored via throwing error, and two more followed due to errant pitches to the backstop.

Camden put three more on the board in the 8th. Max Ramsey drove in Justin Lynch, who walked to start the inning. Jacob Robinson and Ben Schooler both scored on wild pitches. The Redlegs then scored their 14th and final run in the top of the 9th when Eric Jameson singled to bring in Matt Mattice, who had reached on an error and swiped 2nd earlier in the frame.

During the Redlegs offensive outburst, rookie Noah Cline had taken over on the mound and stymied any comeback attempt by the Scouts. Noah tossed 3 innings in his debut, punching out 6 Scouts hitters while allowing just one hit. Joey Watson tossed the final frame, giving up just one hit and run to cap off the 14-7 victory.


J Robinson41311
M Ramsey30110
B Schooler10203
M Neff31021
M Hartman40101
E Koogler11201
J Watson41200
M Mattice41201
J Robinson40011
E Jameson30001
J Lynch10101
K Campbell11010

B Schooler 330012
K Campbell 244404
N Cline (W)312263
J Watson 111110