Redlegs Win in Walk-Off Fashion


The Redlegs took on the Beavercreek Sox on Tuesday night, marking the 3rd time the two clubs have faced off this season. After winning a wild game against the Rangers on Sunday by one run, the Redlegs pulled out a close one against the Sox winning 5-4.

Eric Williams started on the mound for the Redlegs and despite a rocky first inning where he gave up three runs, including a two run homer by Nate Bowles, he settled down and only surrendered one run on two hits in the final 6 innings. Eric improved to 2-0 on his rookie campaign with the win.

After the three runs the Sox scored in the first, the Redlegs weren't able to cut into the deficit until the bottom of the 4th. Brad Clark led the inning off with a single, followed by back-to-back RBI doubles from Derek Graham and John Long to bring the score to 3-2. Neither team was able to score again until the 7th inning. In the top half the Sox pushed one across after a walk and a series of wild pitches as the rain began to fall. But trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th the Redlegs were able to start a rally, started by Brad Clark who singled to start the inning. Derek Graham then tripled to cut the score to 4-3, and then scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of John Long to tie the game at 4-4. With one out, Brandon Howard walked to put the winning run on first. After a strikeout, Kevin Campbell doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Then, on a full count, Jared Bradley was able to beat out an infield game winning single to end the game.

Highlights: Brad Clark 2-4, 2R. Derek Graham 2-2, 3B, 2B, 2RBI, 2BB, 2R. John Long 2-2, 2B, 2RBI, Sac. Fly.