Park Rangers sweep doubleheader with Local Legends

WESTFIELD, Ind.- The Academy Park Rangers extended their winning streak to five games after a doubleheader sweep of the Edge Rock Local Legends on Monday afternoon.

With the victory, the Park Rangers move to 16-11-1 while the Local Legends fall to 13-16.

Key Moments

Game 1:

  • After taking over for RHP Aiden Bradbury (Cincinnati) who left the game injured, LHP Jalen Cardinal (Eastern Illinois) forced a groundout to escape the jam in the first inning.
  • The Park Rangers got on the board in the fourth inning. OF Peyton Henry (John A. Logan) doubled to bring home INF Cameron French (Southwestern Oklahoma State).
  • INF Anthony Fornero followed that up with a two-run single up the middle to extend the Park Ranger lead to 3-1.
  • Three more runs came around to score in the fifth inning after a Gabe Wright (State College of Florida) flyball was dropped by the Local Legends centerfielder.
  • In the bottom of the seventh inning, RHP E.J. White (DePauw) came in relief and struckout Mark Goudy to preserve the 7-6 Park Rangers win.

Game 2:

  • INF Parker Harrison (Wright State) started the offense early with a single up the middle to bring around INF Clay Conn (Illinois-Chicago) to score.
  • In the third inning, INF Brayden Hazelwood (IU-Southeast) tripled home two runs while scoring on the throw to third to extend the Park Rangers lead to 4-0.
  • Despite giving up a homerun in the fifth, RHP Sam Fulton (Uncommitted) struck out the side to get out of the inning with a three-run lead.
  • The Park Rangers tagged on three runs in the sixth inning to open the lead to five runs entering the seventh.
  • White came in for his third appearance in 24 hours with two outs in the seventh to close down the Park Rangers fifth straight win.

Notables

  • Fulton (4-2) struckout nine batters over 6.2 innings after throwing over 120 pitches on Monday night.
  • White struckout two batters over an inning of work after throwing two innings on Sunday night.
  • Hazelwood recorded three RBI’s while Fornero added two RBI’s of his own.
  • Conn had three hits during Monday’s doubleheader.

Up Next

  • The Park Rangers are back in action on Sunday night for the regular season finale against the McGonigal Bag Bandits.

 

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