JOPLIN, Mo. — The Jefferson City Renegades were unable to overcome a four-run deficit Sunday, losing 6-4 to the Joplin Outlaws in MINK League action.
The Renegades were held scoreless for the first five innings. In the top of the sixth, Hamilton Anderson hit a leadoff single and Andrew Paten followed with a two-run home run to left field, cutting the Outlaws' lead to 4-2.
Joplin scored a run in the bottom of the sixth, then each team scored in the eighth. Carter Mize reached on a leadoff single and later scored on a passed ball for Jefferson City in the eighth.
Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth, Caden Diel hit a leadoff double for the Renegades and advanced to third base on a ground-ball double play. He then scored on a single by Mize, making the final deficit two runs.
Mize, Paten and Ben Burton each had two hits for the Renegades. Paten's homer was his third of the season.
Ethan Osborne was the losing pitcher for Jefferson City. In six innings, he allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Deejay Seelbach pitched the last two innings, giving up one run on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Dawson Walters hit a two-run home run in the third for Joplin (13-13).
Jefferson City (12-15) will play a doubleheader today at Des Moines. First pitch is at 5 p.m.