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Renegades beat Blue Rocks 6-2

Renegades beat Blue Rocks 6-2
Renegades beat Blue Rocks 6-2

    Renegades of the Hudson Valley

June 28, 2024 – South Atlantic League (SAL)
Hudson Valley Renegades News Release

Wappingers Falls, NY – The Hudson Valley Renegades used three home runs and a stellar pitching performance to defeat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-2 on Friday night at Heritage Financial Park.

Ben Shields continued his streak of strong pitching, throwing 5.1 scoreless innings and pulling out a no-hitter in the sixth inning. He retired nine batters for his second straight start, matching his career high set from last Saturday in Greensboro.


In three of his last four starts, Shields (3-2) has pitched 5.0 or more innings and allowed one or fewer runs. The only hit he allowed was a leadoff single by TJ White in the sixth inning.

The Renegades took the lead in the second inning when Josh Moylan singled and Garrett Martin walked Luke Young (2-8). Christopher Familia then hit a three-run homer to right-center to give the Renegades a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the third, Hudson Valley extended its lead on a two-run homerun by Martin. The blast was his fourth home run in his last six games and came on his 24th birthday.

The Blue Rocks got on the board in the top of the seventh against Luis Arejula when Matt Suggs singled to drive in Jared McKenzie and cut the lead to 5-1. In the eighth, Wilmington closed the gap on an RBI double by Kevin Made off of Mason Vinyard to make it 5-2.

The Renegades answered with their third home run of the night in the eighth inning when Omar Martinez hit a solo home run to right of Chance Huff to lead off the inning. The long ball was Martinez’s eighth of the season.

Huesont Morrill worked around a one-out single in the top of the ninth to secure the win. Shields, Arejula, Vinyard and Morrill combined to strike out 14 Blue Rocks batters in the game, while walking just three.

Hudson Valley and Wilmington continue their series Saturday night at Heritage Financial Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. RHP Cam Schlittler (3-2, 2.32) gets the ball for the Renegades, while RHP Seth Shuman makes his first start of the season for the Blue Rocks. For tickets and more information, visit www.hvrenegades.com/tickets.

Renegades record:

37-35, 4-3

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