Muckdogs Sweep Hudson Valley
The Muckdogs (10-8) celebrated more than just Independence Day, posting a 9-2 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades (9-9) to complete the series sweep. Ramon Delgado (1-0) pitched the first five innings to get the win, letting up four hits and striking out one. Hudson Valley’s Chris Andujar (0-1) got the loss, going three innings with five earned runs, four walks and three strikeouts.
Batavia once again jumped out to an early lead in the 1st. Jose Garcia started off with a walk and Colt Sedbrook followed with a RBI triple. Shane Peterson then singled before Jon Edwards hit a two-run homerun to jump out to a 4-0 lead. The Muckdogs’ other big inning came in the 5th as they scored two runs, the first on a solo homerun by Chris Swauger. Back-to-back doubles by Xavier Scruggs and Charley Cutler scored the second.
Hudson Valley avoided being shutout in the 9th when John Mollicone reached on a two-out fielding error by Scruggs. Kyeong Kang followed with a homerun to score the Renegades’ two runs.
Peterson went 3-for-4 with three singles, two runs and two RBI. Batavia now goes on the road to play a three-game series in Vermont.