FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Josh Caray
August 11, 2017 Media Relations Director
Rain Suspends Renegades and Cyclones
Game to Resume at 5:05 Tomorrow, With Regularly Scheduled Game to Follow
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY-Nothing was settled Friday night at Dutchess Stadium as the Hudson Valley Renegades and Brooklyn Cyclones had their game suspended with the score tied at one in the sixth inning. The game will resume tomorrow at 5:05 with Brooklyn at the plate and a runner at third with one out. Saturday's regularly scheduled game will follow afterwards and start at 7:05 or later depending upon the outcome of the first game. Both games will be nine innings.
Brooklyn struck first in the second inning. Centerfielder Quinn Brodey started the inning with a triple to center. After first-baseman Jeremy Vasquez drew a walk, third baseman Carl Stajduhar lifted a sacrifice fly to right to score Brodey to give the Cyclones a 1-0 lead.
The Renegades would tie the game in the third. With one out, centerfielder Carl Chester roped a triple to right-centerfield. First-baseman Brendan McKay came up next and grounded out to first to score Chester to tie the game at one.
Like last night, Hudson Valley squandered a couple of early scoring opportunities. In the first, second baseman Vidal Brujan singled, went to second on a wild pitch, then went to third on a fielder's choice groundball to third by centerfielder Carl Chester. Brooklyn third baseman Carl Stadjuhar missed the tag on Brujan going to third and Chester beat the throw to first to have runners at the corners with no one out. However, first baseman Brendan McKay struck out looking, Brujan was thrown out at the plate on a double steal attempt, and catcher Zac Law grounded out to second to end the inning.
In the second, Hudson Valley got runners to first and third with two away before shortstop Deion Tansel struck out swinging to end the threat. In the fifth, shortstop Deion Tansel and Brujan led off with singles. However, back-to-back fielder's choices by Chester and McKay, and a fly out by Law ended the inning.
Brooklyn squandered their own opportunities. In the third, the Cyclones had runners at first and second with no one out. Second baseman Walter Rasquin flied to center for the first out, while catcher Carlos Sanchez tagged up at second and went to third on the play. Rightfielder Jose Miguel Medina followed with a sensational 5-4-3 double play started on a diving stop by Renegades third-baseman Bill Pujols.
In the fourth, back-to-back singles by Brodey and Vasquez put runners at first and second to start the inning. But Renegades starter Austin Franklin settles down and got a strike out of Stajduhar and a groundout to short by shortstop Franklin Correa to put runners at second and third with two away. After leftfielder Jeremy Wolf walked to load the bases, catcher Carlos Sanchez grounded out to third to end the inning without pushing a run across.
Finally, in the sixth inning, the Cyclones got a leadoff walk from Brodey who reached base for the third time in the ballgame. He went to second on a wild pitch, then moved to third on a groundout to first by Vasquez. Hudson Valley starting pitcher Austin Franklin was lifted from the game for reliever Garrett Fulenchek when the skies opened and play stopped. After about a two-hour delay, the game was put on suspension.
After the completion of this game, the Renegades will continue their three-game series with the Cyclones tomorrow with first-pitch coming at 7:05 or later. Right-hander Tobias Myers (2-2, 3.07 ERA) will take the hill for Hudson Valley against New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey who will be making a rehab start for Brooklyn. There will be fireworks following the game. Tickets can be purchased online at hvrenegades.com or by calling the ticket office at 845-838-0094.
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