Double elimination has started. Boston entered the bracket as the nine seed. This mean they would face off against the 8 seed, Chicago Comets. A win would send them to face the Indy Edge and a loss would send them to the elimination bracket to face the winner of the 18/16 game.
Renegades play some defense and down the Comets 15-8
Double elimination starts on Wednesday. The 9 seed will always face the 8 seed in this game and this season it was the Renegades and the Comets. Boston had beaten the Comets earlier in the year without Crook, Thaxton and McCormick. Chicago was also shorthanded in that game without Schultz and Youngren. So, both teams were missing their top of the order. Boston won that game 10-7, but almost everyone put the Comets ahead of the Renegades in the rankings despite the fact Boston finished 5th in 2022. The Comets have historically owned this match up with Boston owning just a 2-11 record against the Chicago squad. It was put up or shut up time for both these teams.
Chicago would win the toss and select to be the home team. Christian Thaxton would lead off the game in his first start of the season. No stranger to the sport, Thaxton never gets cheated on a swing. He was a little off with his timing and would go down on strikes. As the Comet defense took a breathe of relief, Shawn Devenish came to the plate. He hit a worm burner to the left side. Daniel Hernandez dove and missed it and Kalari struggled to find it as well, however, Devenish missed third base giving Kalari a chance to make the out. This brought Luis Rodriguez to the dish. With three strikes, Cochran found his bat and Luis hit a hard grounder into the third layer of the Comets defense. Bill Landrum, slightly over ran it, dropped to his knees reached backwards with his left hand and pawed it in time for a 1-2-3 inning.
The Comets would lead off with big left handed, Richie Schultz. On the first pitch, he hit a pop fly down the first base line. Boston was shifted and Drew Crook was perfectly positioned, hit the deck and made the play with ease for the first out of the inning. Chicago got their first look at Crook! This brought up Dustin Youngren. Speaking of first looks, this was his first ever game against Boston. With three strikes, Youngren hit a slow grounder to the left side. Grillo must have called short as Rob Dias sprinted in to find the ball rolling by him. Dias put on the breaks, spun around and chased it but Youngren was too quick and accurate with his base running and the Comets drew first blood on a 70 foot grounder. Bill Landrum, the big lefty was next and hit a hard grounder to the right side past a diving Guy Zuccarello and Shawn Devenish for a two run lead. Gerado Tavera was next, the second year player fouled the first pitch off the umpire’s mid section. Then he hit a bouncer to the right side. Lenicheck may have called a short call as Guy over ran it, pivoted and had to chase it as it rolled by him. As he chased it Tavera missed third base and Guy had the second out of the inning. Chicago contested it but the call stood. Both offenses had missed a base early in this game. Alex Gamino was next and with three strikes hit a grounder to the left side. Dias shuffled to his left, dove and stopped it in the box for the third out. Chicago led 2-0 after one frame.
Drew Crook would lead off for Boston in the second off Ron Cochran. He would have four swings and four misses and would be the first strike out of the game. Peter Connolly came to the mound to face Shayne Cantan. Shayne would foul two pitches off including a smash down the third base line but have the same result as Crook. Joe Yee came off the bench to pinch hit for Zuccarello off his cousin, Connolly. Yee hit the ball on the ground down the third base line. Kalari Jackson dropped and made the play look easy as Boston went down 1-2-3 again. Chicago led 2-0 after one and a half frames.
Chris Kimball would replace Joe Yee on defense. Dan Hernandez would lead off out of the six hole for the Comets. The speedy short fielder would find Kimball and hit a grounder at him. Kimball dove, came up short of the ball but Shayne Cantan was there to back him up for the out. Richie Schultz came up for the second time and hit a grounder to the right side. Kimball hit the ground but was late as it rolled under him. Crook came in on it and when he went to the ground it went just under his arm pit. That was enough time for Schultz to score the third run for Chicago. Dustin Youngren then hit the first pitch on the ground to the left side. Dias dove and just missed it but Crook was behind him, lined it up and made the stop. Bill Landrum was next and hit a grounder to the right side. Kimball came in on it, laid out and missed it. He got back up quickly, chased it backwards two steps and made his first stop of the game. Chicago led 3-0.
Boston would have Christian Thaxton lead off the third looking to get things started. He hit a high fly ball to the left side and ran to first base. Kalari Jackson turned her back to the plate and was able to pick it up after two bounces but not in time to beat the speed of Thaxton. Devenish then hit the second pitch on a line up the middle past three lines of the defenders for the second run of the inning. Rodriguez would hit a first pitch bouncer up the middle and Daniel Hernandez was standing right up the middle short and made the play quickly. Crook would strike out for the second time and the second out of the inning. Shayne Cantan was next with Connolly coming to the mound. Cantan would hit a bouncing grounder on the third pitch that Hernandez just missed. He got up and Kalari Jackson came toward the ball, they both went for it, bumped into each other, bobbled it and Cantan was safe. An error on Hernandez led to the tie game. David Sanchez stepped up to pinch hit for Kimball and hit the fourth pitch on the ground to the third layer of the defense and Sanchez got to third just before Landrum could show possession. Chicago contested the play and the call stood as Landrum did not have the ball off the ground in time. Thaxton was next and hit a hard grounder to the third layer of the defense. Landrum picked this clean for the out. Boston scored four runs to take the lead, 4-3.
As Boston took the field, Zuccarello re-entered the game for Sanchez. Tavera would lead off for Chicago in the bottom of the third. He hit a line drive up the middle, Shawn Devenish had a beat on it, came up a few steps, stopped the ball on his hips, bobbled it but got to the spot in plenty of time to record the out. Alex Gamino hit a weak grounder to the left side just getting over the forty foot line. Grillo made a great call and Dias was there in a flash to make the play with ease. Daniel Hernandez hit a line drive to the left. Dias slid to the line but over ran it by a step, pivoted and dove back toward the middle of the field, threw his hand out at it and stopped the ball. Boston’s defense shut them down 1-2-3 and the momentum was shifting toward Boston.
Shawn Devenish would lead off the fourth inning. With three strikes, Shawn hit a grounder to the left side. Hernandez had to run backwards on it but Kalari came up on it and they came close to bumping into each other. That spacing may have cost them the chance to get the ball and Devenish scored. Rodriguez hit a bouncer up the middle and Hernandez dropped to his stomach with his head toward home plate, the ball bounced off his hands and away from him as Luis scored his first run of the game. Two plays, two errors and two runs. Crook was next and hit a grounder up the middle. Kalari missed it and Youngren attacked it and made the play. Cantan was next and hit a second pitch fly ball over Daniel Hernandez. Daniel chased it backwards, tracked it and got his hands on it before Cantan could hit first base. A nice play by Hernandez after a rough inning. Joe Yee came off the bench to hit for Zuccarello. With two strikes, he hit a weak grounder to the right side. Hernandez, playing the point defense was able to get over with plenty of time to stop the bleeding and Boston led 6-3 heading to the bottom of the fourth.
Chris Kimball would reenter the game for Yee and head to the right shorty position as Chicago brought up their lefty bats. Schultz hit the first pitch on the ground to the left side. Rob Dias made a perfect stop into his chest. Youngren was next and hit a grounder to the left side. Dias charged it and the ball rolled well past him and Youngren would score with ease. Bill Landrum stepped in as the Renegades shifted for the lefty. He hit a grounder down the first base line and Shayne Cantan was there waiting for it for an out. Tavera was next and just as he did in the first inning, hit a foul ball to the right, this missed the ump but went right over Christian Thaxton who was bent down getting some equipment on the Renegade bench. It narrowly missed Thaxton. He would strike out for the first Chicago whiff of the day and the end of the fourth. Boston led 6-4.
Christian Thaxton would be the first hitter of the inning and he would put up an epic at bat. He would foul off four of the first five pitches, breaking the beep on one of the foul balls. He would then tag a line drive to center field screaming by everyone. The ball was called dead but there was uncertainty if it was a home run. Replays show it was very close. Sadly, a dead ball is not a fresh count and Thaxton would inherit a three strike count and would strike out. Devenish hit the first pitch in the air to the right side. Hernandez had to run back and the ball also bounced past Gamino sending both of them crawling after it as Devenish scored. Rodriguez was next and after two misses, he hit a grounder up the middle. Hernandez went down on his knees, Kalari came over for it and they both missed as Rodriguez scored. Crook was next and on the second pitch, hit a bomb into left field sending Landrum backwards. As Landrum picked the ball up, Crook scored on a close play. Shayne Cantan then hit the second pitch from Connolly in the air short to Hernandez. He got the ball in the air and off the ground but Kalari bumped into him and he lost the handle awarding Cantan the run. Herzog had seen enough and changed the defense sending Youngren to the front and five of the six players changed defensive positions. David Sanchez pinch hit and hit a grounder to the left side. It got past Gamino near 100 feet and Hernandez was there on his knees waiting for it. Sanchez hit the base before Gamino lifted the ball and Boston had five straight runs. Thaxton fouled another ball down the third baseline and on the third pitch hit a fly ball with a ton if English on it. It went about 80 feet deep but 80 feet high and when it hit the ground, it spun about 15 feet to the right giving Youngren a tiny chance to make a play and was the sixth run of the inning. Devenish then hit a grounder to the right side and Youngren made the play quickly breaking the streak of six straight runs. Rodriguez got things going again with his best hit of the game, a hard grounder that bounced off a diving Youngren and rolled away from him. Youngren was sent crawling as Rodriguez was sprinting and Rodriguez scored his third run of the match. Crook was next and hit a laser into left, past everyone. The ball was dead. Unlike Thaxton, this was the first pitch and the count would be 0-0. Crook would work the count to three strikes after two foul balls. He hit a line drive up the middle and Daniel Hernandez was there, on his knees and caught it on two hops to end the inning. Boston plated 7 runs to take a 13-4 lead after three and a half frames.
Chicago would pinch hit for Gamino and enter Lamarian Aldridge. Boston would bring in Zuccarello to play defense for Sanchez. Aldridge hit a line drive into right field, Cantan never got down and it was by him for a run. Daniel Hernandez then hit a flare into left. Dias slid over, lined it up and stopped it on two bounces. Schultz hit a bouncer up the middle and would score but the ball hit Chad Perry and the play would be done over and resulted in a strike out for just the second Comet whiff of the game. Youngren hit a slow bouncer up the middle. Dias laid out and missed it but got up and chased it backwards as Devenish slowly crept up. They collided and Youngren was safe. Both players would stay in the game. Bill Landrum was next and hit a grounder to the right side. Cantan dove and missed. Devenish was backing him up perfectly and stopped the ball, but he bobbled it for an error and Landrum scored. Tavera wasted no time and hit it right back to Devenish on the first pitch. Shawn picked it clean and made the third out of the inning. After five, Boston led 13-6.
Shayne Cantan was the lead-off hitter, facing Connolly. He would go down on strikes for the second time in this game. This brought up Guy Zuccarello for his first at bat. He hit a ball that went a few inches over the forty foot line. Youngren came in and passed it by a step kicking it with his back leg. Youngren did not get it in time. The call was contested and the call stood as a run for Boston. Thaxton would hit a weak grounder up the middle and Youngren made the play quickly. Devenish was next and made his best contact of the game with a line drive into left that got past a diving Daniel Hernandez for an easy run once it got past their last line of defense. Luis Rodriguez hit a laser into left field past a diving Landrum and into Daniel Hernandez’s body. On the play, Weissman stopped Rodriguez for safety as he was lost coming out of the box and was in fair territory. After five and a half, Boston got two insurance runs and led 15-7.
Lamarian Aldridge would get things started and hit a grounder to Rob Dias who stopped it text book on his chest. Daniel Hernandez then went oppo. Zuccarello raced to the line calling for Cantan. Shayne did not make it to the line in time and Hernandez had his first run of the game. Schultz was next and hit a grounder to the left side and Dias lined it up perfectly again for the second out. Youngren would be next and hit a line drive down the third base line, Crook angled back and stopped it in his chest to win the game 15-8.
This would be just the third time in team history, Boston had defeated the Comets A team. Boston did it with its defense as the Renegades made 16 stops tying a team record for a six inning game as the only other time they did it was in the 2018 Series against the BCS Outlaws. (the team record is 21 against the Bombers in a 9 inning game in 2009). Rob Dias paced the defense with a high of 7 stops in this match. It was just the 24th time in team history a Renegade had made 7+ stops in a game, last occurring when Rob Dias made a career high of 8 stops vs the Chicago Comets in Indianapolis in June. For Chicago, the player of the game was Dustin Youngren who plated three runs and had three stops on defense. For Boston, Shawn Devenish plated four runs and Luis Rodriguez scored three. Boston moved on and Chicago was sent to the losers bracket. The Renegades would face the one seeded, Indy Edge next.
Living on the Edge – of the Heat index – Edge win 25-8
Eight teams left without a loss on Wednesday. Boston had defeated the 8 seed, Chicago Comets while the Edge rolled over the Minnesota Millers in a 1 inning 12 run rule. The Edge were well rested for this match having only played 3 games till this point. They beat Tyler in a 2 inning 12 run rule, 20-9 and the NJ Titans 27-5 as well. Boston had played one more game but a heck of a lot more innings. The winner would move on to the final four of undefeated teams and the loser would go to the losers bracket to play the winner of the Atlanta Chaos and Austin Blackhawks.
Christian Thaxton would lead off for the Renegades with Ron Cochran on the mound. He clobbered the third pitch down the third base line and would score as the Indy Edge defender went into the fence but would not be hurt. Luis Rodriguez was next and would struggle with his consistency at the plate and would go down on strikes after five pitches and just one foul shot down the left field line David Sanchez was next with Connolly taking the mound and Sanchez would swing and miss three times with a foul ball for the second out. Shayne Cantan was next and he would also go down on strikes with two foul balls. Boston would whiff three times in the inning and that was not going to be enough to compete with the defending champion, Indy Edge.
Jason Lenicheck and Peter Connolly would start this game as the callers. Eric Rodriguez would lead off for the Edge. He hit a grounder to the left side and the call would send Dias charging forward, but he ran in and it rolled past him. Dias had no help behind him as Sanchez was waiting back on his spot on the call. Dias had no chance with Rodriguez’s speed, even though he called late base (as the base turned on and off) on the play and the game was tied. Nick Mulherin was next. He hit a weak grounder down the first base line. Guy Zuccarello charged it but had the wrong angle and it rolled just by him. Guy adjusted but kicked it on his way to get it and Mulherin scored with ease. Corey White would strike out for the first out of the inning. This brought up Justin Holland who hit a bomb over Cantan in dead center for an easy run. Aaron See was next and hit a bouncer down the first base line. Zuccarello would have little shot at this, and Luis Rodriguez was playing more up the middle, however, Rodriguez moved very late on the play and did not get there fast enough as See scored the 4th run of the inning. Corian White would strike out for the second out. Eric Rodriguez then hit a high fly ball to the right side. Zuccarello tracked it, it bounced twice and Guy pounced on it for the stop to end the bleeding. The Edge led 4-1 after one inning.
Chris Kimball would lead off the second inning and hit the first pitch on the ground to the left side. Eric Rodriguez was able to make the play in time. Guy Zuccarello was next. With three strikes he hit a grounder to the left side sending Rodriguez backwards, he struggled to line up the ball and Guy scored hitting third base. Back to the top of the order, Thaxton ripped the second pitch to left center field. Indy chased after it as he scored with ease. The Indy Edge team had a great view of the hit and said it cleared the 170 line and was a home run. That counts as two runs in beep baseball and was Thaxton’s 2nd of the week and third of his career. Luis Rodriguez was up next and hit a grounder down the third base line. Eric Rodriguez would range to the line to make the play for the second out. David Sanchez was next, and with three strikes hit a fly ball to the right center of the field. Mulherin was late to get to the ball and Eric Rodriguez ranged far to his left and over the middle of the field to make the third stop of the inning. The Edge led 4-3.
In the bottom of the second, Elana Regan entered the game for Kimball and went to first base, sending Luis Rodriguez to the Rover spot. Mulherin led off hitting a high fly ball up the middle of the field. Cantan fielded it on two hops but the speed of Mulherin was too much. Corey White struck out for the second out as four of the first five outs came by the way of a whiff for the Edge. This brought up Justin Holland. He hit a high fly ball to the left side. He took a step to the wrong base which may have messed up his line. Sanchez was too slow to get to the ground, and it bounced over him. Luis Rodriguez was late to the spot, slid feet first at the ball. Holland missed first base and Rodriguez picked up the ball about 8 seconds after Holland hit it for the out. Aaron See was next and on a full count, launched a shot to left field that was close to home run distance as Rodriguez had no shot at this play defensively. Corian White hit a line drive into right field where the Renegades were giving up the line and scored with ease on a bomb. Eric Rodriguez hit a hard grounder to the left side, Dias dove but it was by him too quick. Sanchez showed slow mechanics to get to the ground putting his hand on the ground, but never his hips and the ball raced past him. Luis Rodriguez did not hear the right call as he took off sprinting to the middle of the field. Eric had his second run of the game. Mulherin was next and after fouling a pitch off our tripod (bending it) hit a grounder up the middle. Cantan backed up on it, sat and waited for it, Mulherin slipped out of the box and by the time Cantan waited for the ball, Mulherin was safe. Corey White was next looking for his first hit. With three strikes, he hit a ball right at Cantan, Shayne took two steps getting out of the way of the ball. Cantan dove back to his right, and missed it. White missed first base giving Boston a chance. Luis Rodriguez was late to the spot as he shuffled to his left, stopped moving and then restarted but it took too much time. White was able to recover and hit the base for a run. Justin Holland would strike out, making the second out of the inning. The Edge led 10-4 after two innings, but the Renegade defense looked shaky making only one real out in this game as the Edge had whiffed four times and Boston got a stop because of a missed base. As the inning ended, word came from the scorer’s table that the city was stopping the games due to the heat index. There was a long discussion about what would happen and both teams asked if they could call this an official game.
The teams would wait another 6 minutes before the games were officially called. All of the teams would be asked to meet at 7:00 at night to discuss the situation. The plan was all of the games would restart at 6:30am the next day. This schedule would be rough for Boston as they then had their next game scheduled at 11:30. So they would have to play a game at the crack of dawn, come back to the hotel and possibly play two more games that day, one of them could be a night game. These games would have a two hour and 15 minute time limit placed on them.
The game would restart on Thursday morning at 6:37am. The teams were on the field before the sun rose and the lights were on to start the game. Rob Weissman would not be with the team as he stayed back at the hotel due to illness. This meant Gina Devenish would make her first ever appearance at catcher in a game. The last time someone caught other than Weissman was in 2007. Weissman had caught 5,957 consecutive Renegade at bats, surely a league record ( a meaningless record but the reality is with his health issues, this is somewhat of a miracle). Restarting the game, Cantan hit the third pitch in the air as a flare to the right side. Mulherin stopped him with ease as the ball had a ton of back spin on it like a gold ball sticking on a putting green. Elana Regan was next and she swung and missed four times for the second out of the inning. Guy Zuccarello was next and hit the third pitch up the middle. Eric Rodriguez hit the ground way too soon and crawled toward it as Guy raced to third and scored. Shawn Devenish entered the game to pinch hit for Thaxton. He hit a weak grounder up the middle and would be stopped by Nick Mulherin. After two and a half innings, the Edge led 10-5.
Melissa Hoyt entered the game to replace Shayne Cantan at the midfield spot. Ivan Rodriguez replaced Luis Rodriguez at the rover position as the Renegades made changes. Bryan Grillo also went to call the left side with Lenicheck going back to the right side. Aaron See would lead off for the Edge, 2-2 in the game. He hit a line drive down the third base line. Sanchez took one step to the line and it got by him. Ivan Rodriguez did not move and the Edge were on the board before 7:00 am. Corian White would strike out and Eric Rodriguez would also strike out. Nick Mulherin then hit a weak grounder to the left side and slipped out of the box on his way to first base. Dias came in on the ball on his knees and held his hands out for the ball. The ball ticked off his hands and rolled a little ways from him. Dias bobbled it again and Mulherin was safe as the error by Dias kept the inning alive. Corey White was next and hit a hard grounder to the left side. Dias laid out and it hit him in the legs and rolled over him. Dias got up on his knees quickly, spun around and picked it up for the out. After three it was 12-5.
Ivan Rodriguez would lead off the fourth with Peter Connolly on the mound. He hit the first pitch on the ground down the third base line and took two steps to third before correcting and running toward first. Eric Rodriguez made a nice play on this angling back to the line to make the stop. David Sanchez then hit the first pitch to the right side like a sliced golf shot. That spin made it hard for Mulherin to track and Sanchez scored to make it 12-6. This brought Melissa Hoyt to the plate. She would foul off the third pitch but go down on strikes for her first at bat of the series. Elana Regan then hit a fly ball to the left side sending Erod on his horse back and to the line. He made the play about one step before Regan hit the base. After three and a half, Boston was down 12-6.
Justin Holland would lead off for the Edge and would strike out for the second time in this game. Aaron See would hit a grounder off the bottom of his bat short and up the middle. Guy Zuccarello slid to his right, dove head first and stopped it in his gut for the second out of the inning and his second stop of the game. Corian White then hit a no doubter down the right side for an easy run as Elan Regan was jogging after it tracking it as she was moving. Eric Rodriguez lined a shot up the middle right at Hoyt. She dropped to her knees, never fully laying out and missed it and Rodriguez had his third run of the game. Mulherin then hit a grounder to the right side. Elana Regan was there, lined it up but she sat and waited on it and that time gave Mulherin the chance to score with his speed. Corey White then hit a grounder at Rob Dias who dove with his legs together as the ball bounced over his legs. Sanchez made no effort to get to the ground. Neither did Ivan and the run counted. Justin Holland would strike out for the second time in the inning and third time in the game to end the bleeding. The Edge led 16-6 as they could not twelve run the Renegades.
Guy Zuccarello would lead off the 5th for Boston and line a ball of Ron’s hip. He then hit a grounder up the middle to Eric Rodriguez who charged it and dropped fast to the ground to make the stop. Chris Kimball was next and hit a weak grounder to the left. Eric Rodriguez was frozen on the play and was late to move. He dove, missed and had to go back for it and Kimball’s speed was too much as Kimball was on the board. Ivan Rodriguez then hit a fly ball to the left side. Eric Rodriguez got to the spot fast and stopped the ball in his gut for a tough play that he made look easy. David Sanchez would whiff to end the top of the fifth as Boston was down 16-7.
The bottom of the fifth was an ugly inning for Boston. Aaron See started things off hitting a grounder down the right side. Zuccarello had to angle back, but Regan was also slow to the spot. See beat both of them in this race but hit the base awkwardly and was injured on the play. Corian White then it a weak grounder to the right. Zuccarello came in on it, slid on his knees and made the stop for the first out of the inning. Eric Rodriguez was next and hit a high pop up to the middle of the field. Guy and Dias were both there but neither could get the ball in time and Rodriguez scored. Mulherin (5 for 5 in this game) blasted a line drive into right field that was just short of the 170 line for an easy run. Corey White then hit a hard line drive down the third base line. Sanchez didn’t move back on the ball and it rolled by him to the fence for a run. Justin Holland then hit a line drive down the third base line and David Sanchez dropped to all fours, then got to the ground to make the stop for the second out of the inning. This would bring up Elijah Burns, pinch hitting for See. He hit a grounder to the right side, past a diving Zuccarello and off of Elana Regan who could not scramble in time to get the ball as Burns had his first career run against the Renegades. Corian White (2-5 on the day) then hit a line drive past Zuccarello but Regan ran in the wrong direction and White scored his third run of the game. Eric Rodriguez then hit a fly ball near the home run line and off the fence as he scored his fifth run of the game. Boston called a time out as the Edge had plated 7 runs in this inning. Mulherin was next and he was a perfect 6-6 in this game. He hit a grounder to the right side. Zuccarello went to his left, dove and the ball hit him and then rolled off and by him as Mulherin had 7 in a row! Corey White (3-6) next hit a high fly ball to the right side. He looked like a sniper was shooting at him as he ran “army”” style, zig zagging up the line. Guy could not find the handle in time and White scored. Justin Holland was having a brutal game, and would strike out to end the inning. Justin Holland would whiff for the 4th time and make his 6th out of the game (against 7 for the rest of the Edge team). Even great hitters can have an off day. The Edge plated 9 runs in this inning. For the 14th time in team history, the Renegades let up 9+ runs in an inning. The Edge led 25-7.
Shawn Devenish would enter the game to hit for Hoyt. He hit a fly ball to the left side. Eric Rodriguez quickly back pedaled, heard the ball land in front of him and pounced on it before Devenish could hit third. Elana Regan then struck out. Guy Zuccarello then hit a line drive off the end of his bat to the left side. Rodriguez could not get this as he attempted to make a play on the ball. However, the ball was dead. Controversy started as both teams did not know the rule. The final call was that the fielder did make contact with the ball and he had intent to field it, so it would not be ruled a dead ball. The run counted and Zuccarello had his third run of the game. Chris Kimball was next and grounded out to Eric Rodriguez for the final out of the game as he tumbled over the base.
For Boston, this would be a game to forget as a team. The 25 runs allowed were 4th most in team history (Chicago plated 31 runs in 2012). The 17 run differential was the 2nd most in team history (most was against Long Island in 2008) and the 19.4% defensive percentage was the 8th worst in team history.
The player of the game would be Nick Mulherin who was a perfect 7-7 and made 2 stops on defense. Eric Rodriguez also pitched in 5 runs in 7 trips to the plate and paced the defense with 9 stops. For Boston, Christian Thaxton hit his third home run of his career, Gina Devenish became the third most active catcher in Renegade history and Guy Zuccarello scored three runs. Boston would head to the losers bracket and the Edge would move on to the next round in the undefeated side of the bracket.