Hudson Valley, NY - The Hudson Valley Renegades (38-37) defeated the Connecticut Tigers (33-42) by a score of 4-1 Wednesday night at Dutchess Stadium. DH Ben Kline (3-4) led the way for the Renegades in the final game of the season. Kline had three hits including a two run single in the second inning that gave the Renegades a 2-0 lead.
Connecticut native CF Thomas Milone (3-4) once again lit up the Tigers pitching as he picked up three hits including an RBI single in the sixth inning that gave the Renegades a 3-0 lead. Milone added a run scored in the eighth inning on an RBI single by 2B Ariel Soriano (1-5) to take a commanding 4-1 lead.
The Tigers offense continued its recent struggle going 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base. LF Kasey Coffman (2-3) produced for the Tigers a pair of hits in the game including a double. 2B Steven Negron (2-4) chipped in with a pair of singles. 3B Brett Harrison (0-3) provided the Tigers with their only run scored in the game on a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning that scored SS Curt Powell (0-4) to cut the lead at 3-1.
In his first professional start RHP Zac Reininger (1-2) of the Tigers suffered the loss as he pitched two innings giving up two runs on three hits and finished with a 1.00 ERA. Renegades LHP Chris Kirsch (4-3) pitched five scoreless innings in the win over the Tigers.
The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. The Tigers are in their 4th season at Dodd Stadium. For more information go online to cttigers.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.