Rene­gades cap­ture NY-Penn League ti­tle

The Hud­son Val­ley Rene­gades beat the Ver­mont Lake Mon­sters, 6-0, to win the New York-Penn League ti­tle.

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff and wire re­ports

WINOOSKI, VT. » Tay­lor Walls hit a solo home run in the se­cond in­ning, and Drew Strot­man al­lowed just one hit over six in­nings as the Hud­son Val­ley Rene­gades beat the Ver­mont Lake Mon­sters, 6-0, on Thurs­day to take the 2017 New York-Penn League Cham­pi­onship.

Hud­son Val­ley swept the best-of-three Class A se­ries, 2-0, and claimed their third league ti­tle, join­ing cham­pi­onships in 1999 and 2012.

The home run by Walls capped a fiverun in­ning. An­gel Perez put the Rene­gades ahead with a 2-run sin­gle through a drawn-in in­field. A wild pitch and

an throw­ing er­ror made it 4-0 be­fore Walls home­red.

Strot­man (3-3) picked up the win af­ter he struck out five and walked one.

Andrew Gist pitched

three no-hit in­nings for his first and only save of the sea­son. Parker Dun­shee (1-1), who did not al­low a run in 38 1/3 in­nings dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son, but was tagged by Hud­son Val­ley for five runs on six hits in an in­ning anda-third. The Lake Mon­sters were held score­less for the sixth time this sea­son, while the Rene­gades’ staff recorded their sev­enth shutout. The Rene­gades won a wild 13-in­ning open­ing game 3-2. Walls hit a lead­off sin­gle in the 13th and even­tu­ally scored the win­ning run on Bren­dan McKay’s sac­ri­fice fly.

Ivan Pe­laez got the win with three in­nings of score­less re­lief. Zac Law’s sev­ent RBI of the post­sea­son had put Hud­son Val­ley ahead with a run-scor­ing sin­gle in the fourth.

Back-to-back dou­bles by Lana Akau and Will Tof­fey tied it in the fifth.

Walls put the Rene­gades ahead in the fifth on a RBI dou­ble, but Ver­mont tied it at 2-2 on Aaron Ar­ruda’s triple in the sixth.


Mem­bers of the Hud­son Val­ley Rene­gades cel­e­brate af­ter de­feat­ing the Ver­mont Lake Mon­sters on Thurs­day night to cap­ture the Class A New York-Penn League ti­tle.

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