A late rally by the Hudson Valley Renegades was not enough as the Staten Island Yankees came away with the victory over their hosts on Wednesday night.
Staten Island hitters had 10 hits and five walks in the game with Dom Thompson-Williams leading the way going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Dalton Blaser had three RBIs for the Yankees while Leonardo Molina and Jason Lopez each had two hits. Oswaldo Cabrera, Cesar Diaz, and Blaser each had one hit.
Staten Island plated their first run of the game in the top of the first inning. Thompson-Williams lined a single to right, moved to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a single by Dalton Blaser.
They added another in the top of the third when Cody Brown walked, moved to third on a single by Dom Thompson-Williams and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dalton Blaser.
In the top of the seventh inning, the Yankees opened up the game, plating five runs. Cesar Diaz walked with one-out, moved to second on a single by Oswaldo Cabrera. Both runners moved up when Cody Brown reached on a force attempt that was unsuccessful thanks to a missed catch error.
With the bases loaded Dom Thompson-Williams and Dalton Blaser had back-to-back walks to force home a run. Then Hudson Valley pitcher Garrett Fulenchek balked to move all the runners up, scoring Brown. Leonardo Molina then sent a fly ball into left for a double. There was some confusion as the Yankees bullpen, and manager Julio Mosquera thought the ball had bounced off the second level of ads and came back into the stadium. After conferring the umpires upheld the double call and did not award Molina with the home run.
After a strikeout by Nelson Gomez to make it two-on with two-outs, Jason Lopez grounded a single into centerfield to bring home Blaser. Molina attempted to come home and score but was tagged out at the plate.
Right-hander Juan De Paula earned the victory throwing 6 1/3 innings allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks. He left the game with one-out in the seventh, leaving the bases loaded for Chase Hodson. All three runners scored after De Paula was lifted.
Hodson only threw 2/3 of an inning before Brian Trieglaff took over on the mound. Trieglaff allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts over two innings of work.