The Game: The Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Auburn Doubleday 4-2 on Friday night at Falcon Field. Auburn took an early lead when Welington Ramirez double to lead off the inning, then later scored on a ground out by Kyle Gilligan to put Auburn ahead 1-0.
The Doubledays added another run on the bottom of the fourth inning. Welington Ramirez drew a walk to get things started. Ramirez then advanced to third on a single by Yan Gomez. Kyle Gilligan followed with a sac fly to score Ramirez and give Auburn a 2-0 lead.
The Renegades scored in the top of the sixth inning when Tyler Bortnick doubled to score Diogenes Luis to pull within one run of the lead 2-1. But Auburn countered with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to add some separation, 4-1.
Hudson Valley posted another run in the top of the ninth. Tyler Bortnick walked to start the inning. Bortnick then stole second and advanced to third on a single by Dustin Biell. Brett Nommensen drove home Bortnick with a ground ball to second. But the Renegades could not push across any more runs and lost 4-2.
Alexander Colome suffered the loss allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 2. James Hill pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 1 hit with a strikeout and 2 walks. Doug Salinas finished the game with 1 2/3 no hit innings with 2 strikeouts.
What Went Right: Tyler Bortnick; 1 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run scored.
What Went Wrong: David Genao; continues to struggle at the plate, 0 for 2 with 2 K’s.
A Look Ahead: The Renegades and Doubledays will face off again on Saturday night at Falcon Park. Jason McEachern (0-3) will be on the mound for Hudson Valley against Scott Turnbull (2-2).