FISHKILL, NY– The Renegades recent string of timely hitting finally ran out Sunday as the Vermont Lake Monsters held Hudson Valley to just four hits in a 9-1 loss at Dutchess Stadium.
It all started off well for the home team, as the ‘Gades picked up the first run of the game when Zac Law led off the bottom of the second with a home run down the left field line. It was Law’s third homer of the season.
Brendan McKay had a solid start for the Renegades; the fourth round draft pick went three scoreless innings allowing just one hit while striking out three.
Jhonleider Salinas picked things up in the fourth and the Lake Monsters capitalized on the pitching change, scoring two quick runs to take a 2-1 lead.
Heading into the ninth inning, it was a two run game with Vermont hold a two run lead at 3-1, but Vermont took advantage of another pitching change when Eduard Rosillo entered the game and the Lake Monsters sent 10 men to the plate, scoring a whopping six runs in the top of the ninth to deflate any hopes of a final at bat come back for the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Payton Squier’s bases clearing triple to right center was the biggest blow of the inning.
Vermont finished with eight hits in the game including a 2-4 night for Squier.
Zac Law’s solo home run was the only extra bases hit in the game for the Renegades.
While Salinas (2-1) started slow giving up three runs in two innings, he retired the last ten batters in a row that he faced. Still, Salinas was slapped with his first loss of the season.
The Renegades wrap up their series against the Vermont Lake Monsters tonight at 7:05. Right-hander Mikey York will get the start for the Renegades. York is currently 4-1 with an 0.92 ERA. Tickets can be purchased online at hvrenegades.com or by calling the ticket office at 845-838-0094.