The Redlegs dropped both ends of a double header to the Wild Boars Baseball Club on Sunday. Despite outhitting the Boars 17-16, the Redlegs just couldn’t scrape together runs as well as the Boars who outscored Camden 10-4.
The Boars hit the ground running in game 1, scoring 3 times on Redleg starter Aaron Carmack. Carmack settled in quickly though and allowed 0 hits over the next 3 frames while racking up 8 strikeouts over the first 4 innings. Unfortunately, the Redleg offense could only must up 1 run through the first 4 innings, a run scoring double by Saige Micomonaco by driving in Kyle Arend who had earlier singled and stolen 2nd base.
The Boars then added some distance in the 5th, scoring 3 more times before Brad Mallot made a slick double play to thwart any more runs from scoring. He fielded a hard grounder at 2nd base while ranging to his right, then quickly laid a tag on the baserunner and made a perfect throw to 1st to complete the twin killing. Carmack then struck out the final batter he faced to end the frame.
Luke Campbell then took over in relief and turned in two great innings of work. He allowed just 1 hit and struck out one Boars batter.
Matt Morrison singled to lead off the 6th before Jacob Robinson smacked his first home run of the 2019 campaign to bring the Redlegs within 4 runs at 7-3. That’s where the scoring ended for Camden as they were unable to mount any further comeback, recording no more hits and only 1 baserunner through the end of the game.
Offense again was at a premium in game two, this time the offense was unable to get behind another solid start from Michael Cookson. Cookson tossed a comlete game in the 4-1 loss, allowing only 6 hits, 4 strikeouts, and the 4 runs. Camden’s offense was stymied in the debut of Zachery Carey, who went the distance for the Boars and picked up the complete game win.
The only run for the Redlegs came in the 4th when Jacob Robinson scored on a single by Mike Hartman.
The defense played well behind Cookson this time out. Matt Morrison turned a nice solo double play in the 1st by snaring a line drive and quickly beating the runner back to 2nd base. In the 3rd, Dylan Plestch ripped a bases loaded line drive into left center field, but Jacob Robinson got a good bead on it and made a diving catch in the gap to end the inning. In the final inning, Mike Hartman made a pair of great charging barehanded snares complete with off balance throws to 1st to keep the Boars at bay.
The Redlegs (6-5) will look to end their 3 game skid on Sunday 6/30 at Centerville High School against the Dayton Cardinals (3-8).