Redlegs Sweep Dragons; Improve to 12-9


The Redlegs squared off against the Dayton Dragons in a double header on Sunday, marking the first time these two clubs have matched up this season. In game 1 the Redlegs sent Kevin Schaeffer to the mound, making his first start since April 25th where he had a no decision against the Dayton Rangers. The Redlegs provided plenty of run support behind Schaeffer despite him turning in a fantastic outing. Schaeffer went 6 innings allowing only 2 earned runs, 4 hits and had 8 strikeouts. Every Redleg had at least 1 RBI on the day.

The Redlegs got on the board in top of the 1st inning when Kevin Campbell drew a bases loaded walk to bring in Taylor Guntle, who had reached on an error earlier in the inning. In the top of the 2nd Derek Graham scored on a single from Guntle to give the Redlegs a 2-0 lead. In the 3rd the Redlegs pushed 2 more runs across starting with a walk to Kevin Campbell, an RBI double from Kevin Schaeffer, and an RBI single by Brad Clark. In the 4th the Redlegs blew things open by pushing 5 more runs across to push their advantage to 9-0. Things got started with a leadoff triple off the bat of Jacob Robinson, followed by an RBI single from Jared Bradley. Bradley then stole second, and went to third on a Taylor Guntle single. John Long then knocked Bradley in with a sacrifice fly. Brandon Howard then got an RBI single, and later scored on an RBI from Kevin Campbell.

The Dragons got on the board in the bottom of the 5th. Gary Robinson and Dustin Cope singled, and were later driven in on a single from Heath West, and an RBI from Brian Bay.

But the Redlegs offense wasn't finished yet. In the 6th John Long led off with a single, Campbell walked, and Schaeffer later drove Long in with a sacrifice fly. Derek Graham drove Campbell in with a single to push the lead to 11-2. The Redlegs then got three more in the 7th. Long started things off with a double and was driven in on a single from Howard. After a walk to Campbell, Brad Clark singled both runners in to finish the games scoring.

Highlights: Kevin Schaeffer 6IP, 2ER, 8K's - 1-3, 3RBI. Jared Bradley 3-5, RBI, SB, R. Taylor Guntle 2-5, RBI, 2R. John Long 3-4, 2B, RBI, 2R, SB. Brandon Howard 2-4RBI, 2R. Kevin Campbell 0-1, 2RBI, 4BB, 4SB. Brad Clark 2-3, 3RBI, 2R.