The Game: The Hudson Valley Renegades lost their lead and the game to the Brooklyn Cyclones 5-3 on Sunday evening at Dutchess Stadium. The Cyclones took an early lead in the fourth inning off an RBI single by Tyler Vaughn to go ahead 1-0.
The Renegades did not sit quietly as they answered by scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning. Tyler Bortnick singled to left to get the inning going. Eli Sonoqui followed with a single up the middle. Elias Otero flied out to center, advancing both runners into scoring position. Brett Nommensen drove in the first two runs of the inning on a single to right, then later scored on an RBI double by Mayobanex Acosta to give the Renegades a 3-1. lead.
Brooklyn stayed consistent by posting one run an inning for each of the next four innings to regain the lead and earn the victory. Alex Gregory scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Garber in the fifth inning. Followed by Dock Doyle’s RBI single to score Luis Rivera tying the game in the sixth.
Brooklyn took the lead back in the top of the seventh inning as Robbie Shield drew a walk to start the inning. Shields then stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Glenn Gibson. Justin Garber singled to center to score Shield and give the Cyclones the lead. Brooklyn added an insurance run in the eighth inning on an RBI double by Dock Doyle to score Luis Rivera and give the Cyclones the 5-3 margin of victory.
Kyle Lobstein got the start for Hudson Valley, pitching 5 innings and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 1 in the no decision. Glenn Gibson was charged with the loss, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 2 innings while striking out and walking1 a piece. James Hill threw the final 2 innings and allowed 1 run on 1 hits while striking out 1. Brandon Sage was the winning pitcher for Brooklyn.
What Went Right: Tyler Bortnick; 3 for 4 with a run scored.
What Went Wrong: Christopher Murrill; 0 for 5 with 3 K’s.
A Look Ahead: The Renegades travel to Key Span Park to complete the two game series against the Cyclones on Monday night. Alexander Colome (6-1) will get the start for HV against Mark Cohoon (4-1) for Brooklyn.