ORLANDO, FL -- The Brazos Valley Renegade Maroon and White Teams combined for a 4-0 record on opening day at the AAU 19 & under National Tournament at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
The Maroon team opened with a 2-1 win over the Puerto Rico Titans. Stephen Tromblee picked up the win going 6 innings allowing 3 hits while striking out 9. Nick Wright earned the save. Krey Bratsen led the offense with 2 hits and 3 stolen bases. In the 2nd game, the Renegade Maroon squad defeated Chicago Satchel Paige 8-1. Lance Robinson picked up the win. Jake Phillippe struck out 7 in 3 innings of relief pitching. Isaac Nutti, Justin Beasley and Bratsen all had multi hit games.
The Maroon team will conclude pool play with 2 games Tuesday against the Decater Hawks of Indiana and Tallahassee Baseball Club.
The Brazos Valley Renegade White team opened the tournament with a come from behind 9-8 victory over the Puerto Rico Whitesox's. Trailing 8-4 entering the bottom of the 7th, the Renegades plated 4 runs to tie the game at 8 highlighted by an RBI double by Dustin Deere and a 2 RBI double by Carson Shomaker. Jeremy Zdunkewicz drove in Brian Tiemann for the winning run in the 9th inning. Ryan Ullmann pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing 2 runs and striking out 6. Geoff Lomax picked up the win allowing 2 runs in 3 1/3 innings and striking out the side in the 9th.
In game 2 the White squad again came from behind to defeat the Baton Rouge Whitesox's 4-3. Trailing 2-0 entering the 7th inning, the Renegades scored 4 runs highlighted by an RBI double by Brian Tiemann. Dustin Deere, Nick Berry and Mark Drake all collected hits in the 7th. Chase Wellbrock pitched a complete game allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and striking out 6. The White Team will conclude pool play on Tuesday with games against Wiregrass Cardinals of Alabama and West Florida Guns.
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