The Game: The Hudson Valley Renegades split Sunday’s doubleheader against the Staten Island Yankees by losing 8-2 in game two. Staten Island got on the scoreboard first in the first inning. Jimmy Paredes singled to lead off the game. Deangelo Mack followed with a single. Luke Murton then drew a walk to load the bases. Neil Medchill followed with a sac fly to score Paredes and give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
Hudson Valley tied the game in the second inning. Brett Nommensen drew a walk to lead off the inning and then advanced to second on a wild pitched. David Genao moved the runner to third on a ground out. Then Bennett Davis picked up an RBI with a sac fly to tie the game at one.
The Renegades took the lead an inning later. Dustin Biell drew and walk. Tyler Bortnick followed with a singled to right that advance Biell to third. Bortnick advanced to second on a stolen base and Mark Thomas loaded them up by drawing a walk. Brett Nommensen drove home a run with a single that scored Biell and give the Renegades the lead 2-1.
The Yankees tied the game in the top of the fourth. Emerson Landoni singled to right to score Hector Rabago and tied the game.
The game remained tied until the top of the seventh inning when the Yankees struck for six runs. The Yankees picked up five hits and two walks in the inning enroute to the 8-2 win.
Aaron Dott started for Hudson Valley, pitching 4 innings and allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1. Kevin Chavez was the losing pitcher, pitching 2 2/3 innings and allowing 5 runs on 5 hits while striking out and walking 1. Bladimir Florentino pitched the final 1/3 of an inning and allowed 1 run on 1 hit while walking 1. Gavin Brooks was the winner for Staten Island.
What Went Right: Brett Nommensen; 2 for 2 with a double, RBI and run scored.
What Went Wrong: Kevin Chavez; 5 runs on 5 hits in 2 2/3 innings.
A Look Ahead: The Renegades face off against Tri-City on Monday.