FISHKILL, NY–The Hudson Valley Renegades split a doubleheader Tuesday night at Dutchess Stadium against the Staten Island Yankees, winning game one 3-1, before dropping game two 7-5.
In the first game of the double dip the Renegades magic inning proved to be the third, as Hudson Valley put up three runs in that inning. Matt Eureste led off with a walk, Vidal Brujan doubled to left center field putting runners at second and third. Eureste scored the first run of the game when Yankees catcher Keith Skinner let one get away, Eureste scored on the passed ball for the first run of the game. Brujan moved to third and scored when Guzman struck out Taylor Walls. After Walls struck out swinging, the ball hit the dirt. As Skinner threw to first, the speedy Brujan scored in a head first slide to home making it a 2-0 game. With two outs, Brendan McKay hit a solo shot over the right center field fence to make it 3-0. It was McKay’s second homer of the year.
In the final inning, the Yankees attempted a last ditch rally when Welfrin Mateo singled to left to score Dalton Blaser, but Renegades reliever Hunter Schryver shut it down for the 3-1 win.
Renegades starter Mikey York picked up his fourth win of the season throwing six innings and has now pitched a total of 25.1 scoreless innings. Schryver got the save, his third of the season.
GAME 2: Yankees 7, Renegades 5
In game two, Hudson Valley was down 4-0 before scoring two runs in the third, and came back with another three runs in the 7th, but two big errors allowed the Yankees to steal this one by scoring three runs to split the double header with a 7-5 win.
The Renegades had eight hits in the nitecap. Right fielder Angel Perez had a 3-3 day with a triple, a run scored, and three RBIs.
The Renegades return home on Saturday as they open a three-game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters at Dutchess Stadium. First-pitch is at 7:05 and there will be fireworks following the game. Tickets can be purchased online at hvrenegades.com or by calling the ticket office at 845-838-0094.