BROOKLYN- The Hudson Valley Renegades dropped their first game of the
season on Tuesday night, falling 5-1 to the Cyclones at MCU Park. With the
loss, the ‘Gades fall to 4-1 overall, but still stand alone in first place of
the McNamara Division. Hudson Valley was the last remaining unbeaten team in the
New York-Penn League heading into tonight’s game. They will have two more
chances at the Cyclones this series, hosting them at Dutchess Stadium on both Wednesday
and Thursday night.
D.J. Slaton started on the hill in the team’s first road
contest of the season, going five innings with two walks, four hits and six
strikeouts. After a 3-run Brooklyn bottom of the first inning, he recovered
nicely going the next four with just one run scoring. Of the four runners
plated during his outing, only two of them were earned.
Josh Kimborowicz came on in relief for the Hudson Valley
starter, and totaled three innings of one run baseball with a walk and a
strikeout. Even with five total Cyclone runs scoring in the game, Hudson Valley
still doesn’t have a pitcher who has surrendered more than two earned runs in
Their pitching staff leads the NYPL with a 4-1 record, a
1.38 ERA, 52 innings pitched, and only 12 opponent runs.
At the plate, Hunter Lockwood picked up two base hits, going
2-4 overall. Clayton Henning, Leopoldo Correa, Wilmer Dominguez and Douglas
Duran were responsible for the other four renegade base knocks.
With every team in the league having completed 5 games, the
Renegades are third in overall batting, and first in the McNamara. Their one
run scored on Tuesday night was the lowest total of their five games played.