Renegades split with walk off win
Hunter Morris slides into second during the Susanville Renegades’ doubleheader against the Galena Silver Sox Saturday, June 8. The Renegades split with Galena, losing the first game, but winning the second. Photo by Maddie Musante
June 17 — The Susanville Renegades baseball team hosted the Galena Silver Sox for a doubleheader Saturday, June 8 at Memorial Park. Both games were close and exciting for fans who came out in full force to watch the Renegades in their second home game of the season. The Renegades lost the opener, 11-3, but won the second game, 6-5.
The first game was close with the Renegades down 5-3 in the sixth inning. However, the Silver Sox erupted and got six runs to seal the victory. Hunter Morris, Tommy Sharpe, Ryan Sharpe, Daniel Perry and Adrik Yacelga each had one hit for Susanville.
In the second game of the doubleheader, fans witnessed one of the more exciting games in recent history. The game went back and forth, with Galena leading, 5-4, in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Renegades got a break when Galena committed an error on Hunter Morris at the start of the inning. Yacelga then came through and laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt. After a strikeout, Ryan Sharpe singled and then went on to second when Galena threw home to cut off the run. At that point, the Renegades had runners on second and third with two outs and Jake Hatzell was up to bat with a full count. After fouling off numerous pitches, he lined a single to score two runs, causing the Renegades to storm out of the dugout and mob him.
It was a big win for the Renegades, as the Silver Sox were previously undefeated.
Garrison Collier pitched five innings and gave up four runs. Izak Davenport pitched the innings and Perry pitched a three-up, three-down seventh inning. Offensively, Perry got three hits. Yacelga, Hatzell, Ryan Sharpe and Skylar Inguerson each had two.
The Renegades are currently 3-3 on the season.