WAPPINGERS FALLS- In front of a capacity crowd at Dutchess Stadium, the Hudson Valley Renegades used six runs in the first three innings to knock off the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-3. The win moved the Renegades into a tie for first place in the McNamara division with the Cyclones, at 8-4.
2014 first round pick Casey Gillaspie led the way going 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI.
Hudson Valley got off to a fast start thanks to aggressiveness on the base paths. Jace Conrad let off the bottom of the first inning with an infield single, and later swiped second and advance to third on a throwing error by Cyclone catcher Tyler Moore. Gillaspie would bring him home on an RBI ground out to the give the 'Gades an early 1-0 lead. Elias Torres would continue the Renegades rally, by walking and then stealing both second and third base. Daniel Miles would then double to increase the renegades lead to 2-0.
In the top half of the second inning Brooklyn would tie the game on RBI singles by Johan Urena and Jeff Diel.
Jace Conrad continued his excellent month of June, driving in Bralin Jackson to give Hudson Valley a 3-2 lead after two innings. Conrad finished the day 2-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases, he also scored one of the six renegade runs.
Daniel Miles continued his hot day at the plate, driving a double into left-field, allowing Gillaspie to score and giving the Renegades a 4-2 lead. Clayton Henning had the second double of the inning, clearing the bases, allowing Wilmer Dominguez and Daniel Miles to score. Miles would finish the day 3-3 with two doubles and two RBI.
Renegades starter Enderson Franco earned his first win of the 2014 season, going five innings while allowing only two earned runs and fanning five Brooklyn batters. Chris Pike followed, striking out four batters and allowing only one hit in his two innings of work. Bradley Wallace picked up his first save of the season, pitching the final two innings to preserve Hudson Valley’s eighth win of the season.