FISHKILL – In a game that saw some tremendous defensive plays, and a couple of plays rarely seen in baseball, the Hudson Valley Renegades and Connecticut Tigers put in the regular nine innings, and then some, before ending it in the 11th with a 7-6 Connecticut win.
Down 4-2 in the last at bat of regulation, the Renegades reached deep for two more runs to even it up and force the game into extra innings.
The Tigers came right back in the top of the 10th with two runs, but the Renegades matched that in the bottom of the 10th with two of their own pushing the game into the 11th in a 6-6 tie.
The Tigers scored what proved to be the game winner in the top of the 11th when a Will Savage single scored Cole Peterson.
Still, Hudson Valley made it interesting and had the die hard Renegades fans on the edge of their seats when the “Gades loaded the bases with two outs. Matt Eureste’s ground ball couldn’t make it through the infield and turned out to be the final out helping Connecticut avoid the series sweep. In all, Hudson Valley left 14 men on base throughout the game.
Zack Mozingo (1-1) took the loss for the Renegades.