BROOKLYN- The Hudson Valley Renegades improved their record to 7-4 overall
on Monday night, topping the Cyclones 1-0 at MCU Park in Brooklyn. With two
outs and a man on second in the top of the tenth inning, Clayton Henning doubled
home Coty Blanchard to score the first and only run of the contest. Josh
Kimborowicz tossed a clean bottom of the tenth, closing out the opponent in
order and earning his first victory of the season. With the loss, Brooklyn
falls to 8-3 overall, as the Renegades inched to within one game of first place
in the McNamara Division.
Making his third start of the season, Hunter Wood went six
scoreless innings with five strikeouts and only three hits surrendered. After
three outings, he’s given up just one run, and has an ERA that now sits at an
The bullpen held up their end of the bargain coming on in
relief, as Darren Fischer and Josh Kimborowicz teamed up for four innings of
one hit baseball. The pair struck out four batters and gave up no runs in the
combined shutout of their McNamara Division opponent.
At the plate, Hudson Valley compiled six base hits, including
the go-ahead base knock from Henning in extra innings. Mac James, Casey
Gillaspie, Coty Blanchard and Clayton Henning all had one hit, while Daniel
Miles went 2-4 with a double.
In front of a crowd of 5,289, the Renegades gave the
Cyclones just their second loss at their home ballpark.
After eleven games, Hudson Valley has the top pitching staff
in the New York-Penn League, with a combined 2.06 Earned Run Average. With all
the extra innings affairs, they lead the league with 109 total innings, and a
7-4 total record.