Hudson Valley Renegades: Gades’ Bats Silenced in 2-0 Loss

The Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Vermont Lake Monsters by the score of 2-0 on Thursday night. Hudson Valley put together just two hits, both in the second inning, while Vermont hitters reached base ten times.

Starting on the mound for Hudson Valley was Tobias Myers. Myers put together five strong innings, did not allow a run on five hits, and struck out seven. Opposite Myers was Parker Dunshee who has been Vermont’s best pitcher this season. He would throw three shutout innings, allowing two hits, a walk, and struck out two.

In 11 starts with Vermont this season, Dunshee has not allowed a single earned run. His three inning performance Thursday night extends his scoreless innings streak to an incredible 38.1 innings. The 2016 seventh-round Draft pick is making a strong case that he belongs on the Oakland A’s top 30 prospects list.

Hudson Valley’s offense didn’t catch a break when Dunshee left the game. Brian Howard and Branden Kelliher combined for five perfect innings. The Renegades only two hits, a couple of singles by Oscar Rojas and Bill Pujols, was the only thing they were able to put together until a pair of walks in the ninth.

For Vermont, it was Lana Akau and James Terrell with the two big RBI hits off of Andrew Gist in the seventh. Two was all they needed as their bullpen did the job and closed the game out. Howard was awarded the win, while Gist was tagged with the loss.

The loss wastes a chance to cut the deficit in the McNamara division to just half a game behind the Staten Island Yankees. The Yankees split a doubleheader with the Connecticut Tigers, putting the Renegades two games back.

With just seven games left, the race for the division title will likely come right down to the wire. Hudson Valley is coming off a month where they went 23-8 and are hoping to carry that momentum through the last set of games and into the postseason. Vermont and Hudson Valley will face off two more times at Dutchess Stadium Friday and Saturday nights.

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