Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hudson Valley Renegades shut-out Oneonta Tigers 10-0

Hudson Valley RenegadesThe Game: The Hudson Valley Renegades picked up a big win on Tuesday night as they shut-out the Oneonta Tigers 10-0. The Renegades picked up their first run in the second inning. Mark Thomas led off the inning with a walk and then advanced to third on a double by Eli Sonoqui. Thomas was later erased from the base path as he was thrown out at the plate on a ground ball by Mayobanex Acosta. Gabe Cohen followed with a sac fly to score Sonoqui and put the Renegades ahead 1-0.

The Renegades picked up a few extra base hits and went through the batting order as they scored six runs on seven hits in the fourth inning. The inning started with a triple by Tyler Bortnick. Mark Thomas and Eli Sonoqui followed with back to back RBI doubles. Mayobanex Acosta then delivered an RBI single to score Sonoqui. Gabe Cohen drew a walk to advance Acosta to second. Cohen and Acosta then advanced into scoring position on a passed ball. Diogenes Luis joined the hit parade with an RBI single to score Acosta. Then it was DJ Jones driving in the last two runs of the inning with a double to left that put the Renegades ahead 7-0.

The Renegades got another run in the sixth inning. DJ Jones tripled to right and then scored on a triple by Brett Nommensen, increasing the lead to 8-0.

Hudson Valley then struck for two more runs in the seventh inning. Mayobanex Acosta singled and then Gabe Cohen cleared the bases with a solo home run to give the Renegades the 10-0 margin of victory.

Alexander Colome and Glenn Gibson combined for the shut-out. Colome pitched 6 innings and allowed 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and a walk in earning the victory. Gibson picked up the save, pitching 3 innings and allowed a hit with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Clemente Mendoza was the losing pitcher for Oneonta.

What Went Right: The Offense; struck for 10 runs on 13 hits with 9 of them being for extra bases (4 doubles, 4 triples and a home run).

What Went Wrong: Bennett Davis; 0 for 4.

A Look Ahead: The Renegades begin a two game home/road series with the Brooklyn Cyclones (44-26) on Wednesday night at Key Span Park. Jason McEachern (1-3) will be on the mound facing a Brooklyn lineup consisting of the rehabbing Carlos Beltran.

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