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.
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.