The Jefferson City Renegages are off to a 2-0 start.
Ethan Osborne's start on the mound had a lot to do with getting win No. 2.
Osborne allowed just one hit in seven inning Thursday night to lead the Renegades to a 9-3 victory against the Nevada Griffons at Vivion Field.
Osborne, a Southern Boone graduate who will pitch at Southeast Missouri State, allowed a leadoff walk in the top of the first inning. After a flyout to right, Josh Campuzano singled to right, but Renegades right fielder Andrew Paten came up throwing and got the Griffin runner out as he tried to advance to third. A grounder to third ended the inning.
The Renegades then scored four times in the bottom of the first.
Tommy Ruether led off with a single to center and advanced to second when Brady Voss was hit by a pitch. Carter Mize then it into a fielder's choice before Hamilton Anderson singled to score Ruether to make it 1-0.
Paten followed with a three-run home run, lining a 2-2 pitch over the fence in left-center to make it 4-0.
The Renegades added three runs in the third.
Anderson led off with a walk and advanced to second on a single by Paten. Kolin Demel then doubled to left-center to score Anderson and Paten. Demel later scored on a single by Jason Marte and it was 7-0.
Meanwhile, Osborne was taking care of business on the mound. After an error to start the second inning, Osborne retired 11 Griffons in a row before giving up a two-out walk in the fifth.
Osborne walked three and struck out eight in his seven-inning performance.
The Renegades made it 8-0 in the bottom of the sixth when Anderson singled home Voss, who had led off with a single.
The Griffons cut their deficit to 8-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth before the Renegades got one back in the bottom of the inning.
Voss was hit by a pitch to start the inning, the fourth time that happened in the game. Anderson later singled him home and it was 9-2.
The Griffons, playing their first game of the season, got their final run in the top of the ninth.
Anderson had three hits in a 10-hit Renegade attack and drove in three runs. Paten added two hits.
The Renegades will play today at St. Joseph before returning home Saturday to host Clarinda (Iowa) in a doubleheader. The first game is slated for a 5 p.m. start.