The Redlegs (8-8) met up with the Stars (1-16) last weekend looking to avenge a loss back on May 1st that handed Camden their 5th consecutive loss to start the season. The Redlegs have heated up since then and continued their hot streak by topping the Stars 5-1 and making them winners in 9 of their last 12 games since they last met back in May.
The Stars jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st by pushing an unearned run across as the leadoff hitter for the Stars reached on a Redleg fielding error. Camden starter Jesse Jones left two runners on in the inning by whiffing two hitters and inducing a flyout to right field to end the frame.
Jones then put it on cruise control for the remainder of the game, as he struck out the side in the 2nd and ended up racking up 11 strikeouts in a complete game victory. He allowed only two hits in the effort, earning his 4th win of the season.
With Jones on the mound the Redlegs didn’t need much offense, and they got plenty in the top of the 3rd. Jones helped himself out by singling with one out, then quickly stole 2nd base before being driven in on a base hit by Mike Hartman. Evan Koogler then singled before Chris Flaherty brought both runners home with a double that only narrowly missed leaving the confines of Howell Field.
The Redlegs then added some insurance runs in the top of the 7th. Jacob Robinson singled to start the inning, but two flyouts followed to leave the Redlegs with one on and two out. Evan Koogler then reached on a fielding error, followed by walk to Chris Flaherty that set up a clutch two-out two-run single by Eric Jameson to push the lead to 5-1.
Jones quietly finished off the game with two groundouts and strikeout.