JOPLIN -- The Jefferson City Renegades jumped out to an early lead Monday night and held on for a 4-3 win against the Joplin Outlaws in MINK League play.
The Renegades scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning after Jack Matousek tripled home Luc Fuller with two outs before TJ Racherbaumer followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.
Jefferson City added another run in the top of the second when Jackson Lovich led off with a triple and later scored on a groundout to second base by Cole Wagner.
Ty Wilmsmeyer, the starting center fielder for Missouri this past season, got the start and the win on the mound for the Renegades. He allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four in his five innings of work.
The Outlaws cut the deficit to 3-2 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Garrett Chun drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to left field in the fourth before Caden Bressler picked up an RBI on a groundout to second base in the fifth.
The Renegades added an insurance run in the seventh when Fuller was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Tanner Schmitz pitched the final three innings for Jefferson City and ran into some trouble in the ninth before closing the door.
A pair of singles with a lineout in between started the inning and put runners on the corners for the Outlaws. Matt Woodmansee laid down a sacrifice bunt to score a run and put the potential tying run at second base.
A hit by pitch followed before Schmitz got Bressler to groundout to second base to secure the win for Jefferson City.
Lovich went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk and run scored to lead the Renegades.
Jefferson City (5-7) will look to add another win tonight when it travels to Sedalia for a 7 p.m. game against the Bombers.