Allen supplies lone run as slumping Scrappers fall again
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.
Right fielder Greg Allen hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the eight inning for the lone Mahoning Valley run as the Scrappers fell to the Hudson Valley Renegades, 4-1, at Dutchess Stadiun.
Renegades starter D.J. Slaton threw six innings of no-hit baseball and picked up his first win of the season. Eli Echarry pitched three innings of relief for his second save.
The Scrappers (8-19) managed just three hits on the night. First baseman Leo Castillo broke up the Renegades’ no-hit bid in the top of the seventh with a double. Taylor Murphy and Drake Roberts also hit doubles for the Scrappers. The first run of the game came across the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning for the Renegades as they got an RBI single from Wilmer Dominguez, scoring Leopoldo Correa with two outs.
In the fifth, the Renegades added to their total with an RBI triple by Coty Blanchard, scoring Braxton Lee, who singled before Blanchard. Two batters later, Blanchard crossed home plate on a wild pitch by the Scrappers Ramon Rodriguez. The Renegades added an RBI single by Alec Sole in the sixth making it 4-0.
Taking the loss for the Scrappers was Cameron Hill, who pitched four innings, giving up one run on four hits.
Rodriguez came on in relief of Hill and gave up three runs on six hits in two innings of work.
Luis Gomez pitched the final two innings for the Scrappers, striking out four of the six men he faced.
With the win, the Renegades move to 20-7 on the year.
The teams will play again today at 7:05 p.m.