The Game: The Hudson Valley Renegades picked up their third shut-out of the season by defeating the Brooklyn Cyclones 7-0 on Monday night at KeySpan Park. The Renegades scored their first run of the night in the first inning. Tyler Bortnick led off the inning with a single to second. Bortnick advanced to third on a ground ball by Mark Thomas and then to third on a fielders choice by Eli Sonoqui. Mayobanex Acosta delivered an RBI single to score Bortnick. The Renegades took an early 1-0 advantage and never looked back.
The Renegades added to their tally in the sixth off a solo home run by Mark Thomas. Then added three more runs in the seventh. Hudson Valley led off the inning with back to back walks issued to Brett Nommensen and Bennett Davis. Then both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Gabe Cohen. Dustin Biell drove in the first run of the inning with an RBI single to right. Then Tyler Bortnick drove home two more with a single to left, increasing the Renegade lead 5-0.
But the Renegades still weren’t finished, capping of the game with two more runs in the ninth inning. Gabe Cohen and Dustin Biell provided back to back singles followed by a walk to Tyler Bortnick loading the bases. Mark Thomas then drew a walk to push across the first run of the inning. Mayobanex Acosta drove home the second run with a ground ball to third, giving the Renegades the 7-0 win.
The Renegades pitching staff combined to throw a nine inning shut-out. Alexander Colome started and pitched 4 innings, allowing 4 hits and recording 5 hits and 3 walks. Angel Chapa was next on the mound, also throwing 4 innings allowing only 1 hit and picking up a strikeout. Zachary Quate pitched the final frame, allowing no hits with 1 strikeout. Mark Cohoon was the losing pitcher for Brooklyn.
What Went Right: Pitching Staff; 9 inning shutout performance and recording 7 combined strikeouts.
What Went Wrong: Elias Otero; 0 for 5 with 1 K.
A Look Ahead: The Renegades return home to begin a three game series against the Lowell Spinners (23-21) at Dutchess Stadium. Jason McEachern (0-2) will start against Alex Wilson (0-0).