Law blasts Renegades to Game 1 win
Hudson Valley waited a little while to get going this season, hovering around .500 until reeling off 15 straight wins in mid-August. So it was only natural that it took a bit of time to break out in its playoff opener.Thirteen innings, to be exact.
Hudson Valley waited a little while to get going this season, hovering around .500 until reeling off 15 straight wins in mid-August. So it was only natural that it took a bit of time to break out in its playoff opener.
Thirteen innings, to be exact.
"It was nuts, man. I mean 13 innings, our whole season was a microcosm of that game," Hudson Valley manager Craig Albernaz said. "We kept on battling, kept on grinding -- bend but didn't break."
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Hudson Valley took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, with Law driving in Rays No. 3 prospect
The Yankees tied it an inning later on Timmy Robinson's solo shot, and the teams remained deadlocked as the game stretched to the 13th.
"Every time you hit a home run it's a big deal, never mind a walk-off home run, never mind in the playoffs, never mind in the 13th inning," Albernaz said. "He's pumped but ready to get back after it tomorrow. That's just the way he was brought up, the way his parents raised him. He's a competitor, just looking forward to the next challenge."
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According to Albernaz, Law was an outfielder before converting to catcher this season. He was 2-for-6 in the Renegades' playoff opener after batting .241 with 27 RBIs in 60 regular-season games.
"He just loves to play baseball. For me being around him, I'm very happy for him," Albernaz said. "As far as him being happy, I mean of course, to do that, and more important to get the win any way we can he's all for it. Just so happens he had the big hit tonight."
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Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is Sunday at Staten Island.
In other playoff action:
Vermont 8, Mahoning Valley 3
Jonathan Raymond is a contributor to MiLB.com.