Renegades finish in the final four
The Susanville Renegades traveled to Reno to complete in the Muckdog Tournament Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30. The Renegades made it all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament. Daniel Perry gets a runner out at second base for the Susanville Renegades. The Renegades finished the tournament with a 5-1 record. Photo by Maddie Musante
July 5 — The Susanville Renegades traveled to Reno to play in the 24-team Muckdog Tournament. They faced teams from all over the West Coast and won their six-team bracket before losing, 8-5, in the final four semis to San Leandro. They finished the tournament with a 5-1 record and are currently 13-9 on the season.
The Renegades opened on Thursday, June 27 against Pleasanton and earned a 9-3 victory. Ryan Sharpe went the distance, adding a two-run homer to help the Renegades’ cause. Tyler Winn had a single and a double and Travis Fuller had a double and a triple.
In the second game of the day, Susanville played Sutter. Jarrell Cunningham threw a complete game for the win. On offense, Adrik Yacelga, Daniel Perry, Sharpe, Jake Thomas, Travis Fuller and Jacob Padelford each got a hit.
On Friday, Susanville played Damonte Ranch, of Reno, and squeaked out a 5-4 win. Colby Chavez went seven innings on the mound and got the win. Perry had a double and triple. Chavez and Sharpe each had two hits and two RBIs.
In the second game on Friday, Susanville played Brookings, Ore. and again came away with a one run, 4-3, victory. Rookie Izak Davenport pitched five innings and picked up the win. Logan Loflin had two hits for the Renegades.
On Saturday, Susanville completed the sweep of their bracket by beating Redding, 11-1. Garrison Collier pitched five innings in the game, which was called because of the 10-run rule. Hunter Morris, Sharpe and Jaylin Ford each two hits. Morris, Perry and Chavez hit doubles.
On Sunday, the Renegades played the San Leandro Dodgers. San Leandro scored two runs in the first inning and the Renegades answered with one run in the first and third innings. The Renegades got a bad break in the third inning with one out and a runner on first. The batter hit a routine double play ball that hit the umpire in front of the second baseman. The Renegades got the out at first, but the rules state that the ball is dead and both runners are safe. Instead of being out of the inning or having two outs, San Leandro ended up scoring four runs with the help of two Renegade errors. The Dodgers tacked on a couple more runs and Susanville battled back in the bottom of the seventh to score two more, making the score 8-5. Sharpe had three hits, including a double. Perry had a triple and Morris had a double.
“We let a bad break get the best of us and we made a couple of errors to compound the problem,” said coach Steve Robertson, “It was too bad because we had played incredible baseball in the previous five games of the tournament, but we continued to play hard until the last out. We made a strong impression for a team from a small town that could compete on that level. I am very proud of our players and coaches Eric Perry and Frank Avila.”