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Nevada walks off vs. Jefferson City after Renegades rally

Nevada walks off vs. Jefferson City after Renegades rally

June 29th, 2019 by News Tribune in College Sports

NEVADA — A pair of wild pitches helped the Jefferson City Renegades rally from a 5-2 deficit Friday night.

A pair of wild pitches also cost the Renegades the game.

An error plus an intentional walk sandwiched between two wild pitches led up to a walk-off sacrifice fly for Ian Jacobs in a 6-5 victory in 10 innings for the Nevada Griffons in MINK League play at Lyons Stadium.

Jefferson City racked up 11 hits in its first game since the All-Star break, including three-hit performances for Dede Cole and Thomas Ruether.

Ruether doubled in Cole for the Renegades' first run in the third inning to make it 3-1.

Two batters later, Ruether crossed the plate when Myles Ivory singled.

Nevada made up for it in the bottom half with two runs on two hits, including Domonique Hernandez's RBI double.

The comeback began in the sixth when Ivory, who led off with a single as part of his 2-for-5 night, scored on a wild pitch.

Cole scored on a wild pitch in the seventh and Lincoln Orellana, who went 2-for-5, singled in Ruether to tie it at 5.

Nevada got five hits and five runs off Dylan Dunbar, who struck out three and walked two in three innings.

Blaine Dunbar then went two innings of scoreless relief, only allowing two hits with a strikeout.

Christian Thrasher pitched the next three innings, striking out four and walking one while not surrendering a hit.

Lane Threlkeld tossed a scoreless ninth before an error, an intentional walk and two wild pitches put two runners in scoring position with one out in the 10th.

The game-winning sacrifice fly came off Shane Fontenot's second pitch.

The win went to Brayland Skinner, who struck out three and walked one in two hitless innings.

The loss dropped the Renegades to 8-8 in league play, which puts them in a tie for first place with the Ozark Generals.

Nevada is third in the South Division at 8-11.

Jefferson City will head to St. Joseph today to face the Mustangs (13-4) at 7 p.m. at Phil Welch Stadium.