CARROLL, Iowa -- The Jefferson City Renegades dropped a MINK League doubleheader Sunday to the the Carroll Merchants.
The Merchants won the first game 6-1 before taking a 16-11 victory in the nightcap.
Carroll never trailed in the opener, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Merchants added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, then added two in the sixth.
The Renegades tallied their only run in the top of the seventh when Adam Wade singled to score Kam Durnin.
Four Renegades had one hit each in the opener.
Aiden Baumann took the loss on the mound, pitching the first three innings. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks with one strikeout. Nick Pangos pitched the next one-plus inning, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks. He struck out one. Aiden Strickland worked the final three innings, giving up two runs on three hits while recording two strikeouts.
Joe Scarborough went the distance for the Merchants to get the win. He didn’t allow a walk and struck out seven.
Both teams had multiple run innings in the second game.
The Renegades scored two runs in the top of the first before the Merchants came back with three in the bottom of the inning.
The Renegades regained the lead with a six-run top of the third. The Merchants answered with eight runs in the bottom of the inning to take an 11-8 lead, then scored twice in the fourth to make it 13-8.
The Merchants tallied their final three runs in the sixth. The Renegades got three runs in the top the seventh.
The top four batters in the Renegades’ lineup -- Kaydin Williams. Charlie Rogan, Nate McHugh and Eli Hill -- all had two hits in the game. McHugh and Hill both had three RBI.
Four Renegades pitchers combined to give up 13 hits and five walks while striking out five.
Carroll improves to 6-0 in the North Division.
Jefferson City is now 1-5 and will play a doubleheader today at Des Moines against the Peak Prospects. The first game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.