Friday, July 2, 2010

Renegades Earn Walk-Off Win Against Aberdeen

The Hudson Valley Renegades defeated the Aberdeen Iron Birds in walk-off fashion, 3-2 on Thursday night at Dutchess Stadium.

The Renegades scored first in the first inning. Derek Diertrich was hit by a pitch then later scored on an RBI single by Phillip Wunderlich to take a 1-0 lead.

The Renegades added to their lead in the second. Nick Schwaner left off the inning with a double to right. He would later score on a wild pitch, increasing the lead to 2-0.

Aberdeen scored their first run of the night in the third inning. Michael Flacco drove home Kipp Schutz to pull them within a run of the lead 2-1.

The Iron Birds tied the game in the fifth. Omar Casamayor tripled to right to lead off the inning. Schutz drove him home with a double to center, tying the game at 2-2.

The game would remain tied until the bottom of the ninth. Wunderlich singled to center to lead off the inning then was replaced by Chris Winder as a pinch runner. Robby Price drove home the winning run with a single to left, giving the Renegades the 3-2 walk-off win.

Miguel Sierra pitched 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks. Jacob Thompson pitched 2 shut-out innings with a hit and 2 strikeouts. Austin Hubbard picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit with 3 strikeouts.

The two clubs will play the second game of the series on Friday night at Dutchess Stadium. Omar Bencomo (0-0, 4.70) will start for Hudson Valley facing Justin Moore (1-0, 1.64) for Aberdeen.


  1. In case you missed it, Jake Thompson threw exactly 25 pitches — that was his pitch limit — and 22 of them were strikes.

    You can read the entire game story at

  2. Do you know if all those strikes were looking or was he getting some whiffs? And right now they are only using him as a relever because he came outta of college right? Next season he will most likely start out at starter?

  3. There was a nice mix, and yes, he came straight from Long Beach State.

    I just talked to both Jake and the HVR pitching coach, Jack Giese, before tonight's game and I'll have a full story on the reaction to Jake's first outing in tomorrow's Poughkeepsie Journal.

    You'll be able to check out the story tomorrow by logging on to

  4. For more on Jake Thompson's first pro outing, click