WAPPINGERS FALLS - The Hudson Valley Renegades fell 4-3 to the Brooklyn Cyclones on
Wednesday night, handing them their first loss of the season at Dutchess
Stadium. It was the second time in back to back nights that the Cyclones bested
the ‘Gades, as the two teams now share the best record in the McNamara Division
In yet another game that started out as a pitcher’s duel, Hudson
Valley carried a one run lead into the top of the ninth inning. After Amed Rosario
homered to tie things up at 3, it was off to extra innings for the third time
in six games.
A couple of fielding errors in the top of the tenth proved
to be costly for Hudson Valley, as Joe Tushak was able to advance to third with
one out. A sacrifice fly to left-field scored him later, giving Brooklyn the
one run lead. A lead they would not surrender in the bottom frame of the
Offensively, the Renegades had three players with multi-hit
performances. Hunter Lockwood and Wilmer Dominguez both went 2-4, and Coty Blanchard
had his second 3-hit night as he finished 3-4.
Hunter Wood responded well to a first inning homerun in his
second start of the season, going 5.2 innings with only one earned run and two
strikeouts. In two starts this year, he’s let up just one earned run in 9.2
innings overall. Good for an impressive ERA of .93.