Redmond rolled into Husky Stadium Tuesday night determined to fight for a win against the always competitive Seattle Studs. Despite 6 hits Redmond left 8 on base and fell to the Seattle Studs 5-1 after a costly error in the 6th inning and a rough 7th inning set the Studs up for a victory.
Newcomer Cody Tompkins from Southwest Oregon Community College started on the mound for Redmond. Tompkins looked great as he rolled through 5 innings of shut-out baseball allowing only 3 hits and walking only 1. Tompkins sat 84/85 with a very effective change-up to keep the Studs hitters off balance. Tompkins surrendered the ball in the sixth to Nick Bettinson who walked two and gave up two earned runs.
The Seattle Studs started three-quarter arm slot pitcher Brady Anderson on the mound who was very effective as well. Anderson was 86/87 with a devastating mix off off-speed and plus command allowing zero walks. David Benson took over for the Studs a with a more traditional arm slot with similar effectiveness allowing only one hit over 1 IP. Riley Quinton had a clutch 1B RBI in the bottom of the fifth for Redmond’s only run of the game. Quinton has been a force in Redmond’s lineup offensively hitting second with a great two strike approach hitting .316 on the season with only one SO and 2 SB in 20 at-bats.
Alex McBee became the winning pitcher for the Studs as Redmond failed to put anything together offensively for the remainder of the game.
Redmond heads back to Glacier Peak to face the WallBangers again on Thursday night hoping to back in the win column. Redmond’s record currently stands at 3-5 over 8 games.