FISHKILL – In an mid day Monday matinee at Dutchess Stadium the Hudson Valley Renegades’ bats were anxious to ride the momentum of a monster seven run 5th inning in Sunday night’s win over the Connecticut Tigers. But due to overnight and early morning rain, the ‘Gades would have to wait a little bit as puddles of water delayed the 11:05 start by almost a half hour.
The rain delay may have calmed the offensive wave of momentum from just nine hours earlier, but the fifth inning was once again where opportunity knocked for the Renegades. Zac Law led off with an infield hit. Emelio Gustave made it first and second with another infield hit. Three batters later, with the bases loaded and two outs Deion Tansel singled straight over the pitcher’s mound to score Law from third and give Hudson Valley a 1-0 lead.Still with two outs, Vidal Brujan singled to center, scoring Gustave and Ramirez making it 3-0 with two outs. Taylor Walls doubled down the left field line to score two more and Hudson Valley made it a 5-0 lead after five innings of play.
Connecticut tried to make a comeback in the final two innings, scoring two runs off Renegades reliever Matt Vogel to make it a 5-2 ball game after eight innings.
Hunter Schryver came in to close out the eighth and allowed one more run in the 9th, for a 5-3 win.
Mikey York pitched six innings of shutout ball and got the win, making him 3-1 on the season. The save by Schryver was his first of the season even though he gave up a run on two hits in 1.1 innings.
The Renegades finish their series and home stand Tuesday night against the Connecticut Tigers with a 7:05 start. Tickets can be purchased online at hvrenegades.com or by calling the ticket office at 845-838-0094.