Our sixth installment of the Renegade report features Tim Syphers talking with Melissa Hoyt, Our only active female player on our roster at the moment. Melissa joined the squad in the 2007 season and was the 2nd woman to ever play in a game in Renegade history. She has played with every woman Renegade in team history (we have had 5 who have played in games). Melissa has multiple health issues that limits her ability to log a lot of playing time but she finds great joy in being part of the team and watching the team grow. She works hard to educate herself about the game. In 2001, she made her first world Series after competing for years locally on the East Coast. In 2015, she set career highs in games played (6) and she ranks 22nd all-time in games played for the Renegades at 20.
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Episode 5 – Shayne Cantan – The man we call Hawaiian Punch owns the single season record for most runs, at-bats and batting average when he scored 50 runs and hit .617 in the 2010 season. He is just one of 2 players to top .600 in a season for the Renegades in a season.
Episode 4 – Jason Lenicheck one of the long time volunteers with the Renegades. Ace has been with the team since 2004 and has helped shape the culture of the Renegades and coached all facets of the game including hitting and as a defensive caller.
Episode 3 – Christian Thaxton, The rookie sensation from 2015 who took the league by storm and made an all-star team as a rookie
Episode 2 – Larry Haile, the All-time Renegade leader in runs scored and one of the most amazing visually impaired people you will ever meet
Episode 1 – Guy Zuccarello, a former defensive MVP of the World Series and one of the leaders of the Renegades