CLARINDA, Iowa — It took the Jefferson City Renegades more than a year and seven tries to defeat the Clarinda A's.
And it took a hot-hitting night for a new member of the team to end the streak Tuesday night.
Sam Creed, batting ninth in the lineup, hit an RBI single and an RBI double to help Jefferson City defeat Clarinda 6-5 in a MINK League contest.
The last time the Renegades came out on top against the A's was July 1, 2018, when they won 7-1 in Clarinda.
The A's won the matchup twice in the following two days and four more times this season.
Clarinda did put the tying run on third base in the ninth after Peyton Holt walked with two outs and advanced on two wild pitches.
Chandler Davis then had a full count against Christian Thrasher, who capped off the victory with his third strikeout in as many innings for his first save of the season.
Thrasher allowed two runs on three hits with a walk in three innings of relief.
Connor McKenna earned his first win of the season, limiting the A's to three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks in six innings.
He also struck out a season-high eight batters.
Jefferson City never trailed, scoring two runs in the second inning on a Ryan Missal groundout and a Creed RBI single.
Nick Barendrick tied it at 2 in the bottom half with a two-run home run.
The Renegades answered right back when Missal smacked a bases-loaded single for a 4-2 lead. Missal went 1-of-4 with three RBI.
Creed's RBI double came in the sixth and Paul Haupt added an RBI single for a 6-3 advantage.
Clarinda (8-15) plated a pair of runs in the seventh on Noah Menchaca's two-RBI double.
Clark Candiotti took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
Jefferson City (10-10) returns home Thursday to take on the JC Legends at noon at Vivion Field.
The Renegades' upcoming game against the JC Legends is a makeup contest from June 22.
Making up the roster for the JC Legends are: Jady Reese, Caleb Thomas, Maclaine McCarter, Kevin Hagner, Nick Lovell, Kolton Clark, Hunter Leeper, Jared Wood, Heath Lepper, Konrad Kemper, Jake Harrison, Jacob Weirich, Hayden Hirschvogel, Brandon Williams, Grant Wood and Justin Wood.
Thursday's game is also the Tornado and Flood Relief benefit game. The Renegades will collect money and donated items for the American Red Cross to help support the Central Missouri communities affected by the tornado and flooding during the past few months.
Suggested items for donation include: bottled water, diapers, baby formula, cleaning products, toiletries, first aid supplies and canned goods.