Box Score: W, 15-1
Another big night for Hunter Renfroe (Mississippi State) and the offense, another huge win for the Big Train. Renfroe would lead an offensive onslaught against the Youse's Orioles last night, driving in seven runs on four hits (including two home runs) to get the Big Train the 15-1 win.
Renfroe would make his first strike in the top of the second, hitting a leadoff home run to give the Big Train a 1-0 lead. "They were challenging me with fastballs," said Renfroe. "I hit fastballs pretty well."
The home run would be followed by a double by Colin Kish (Florida Southern) and then an RBI single by Tyler Thomas (Shepherd), giving the Big Train a 2-0 lead.
The following inning, the Big Train would start building their lead, scoring three runs on RBI hits from Brendan Hendriks (San Francisco), Renfroe, and Kish (who hit a double, single and double respectively) taking a 5-run cushion into the bottom of the third.
The bottom of the third would see starter Bo Logan's (Florida Atlantic) third consecutive inning without giving up an earned run, and Logan's dominance would set up another big inning for the Big Train in the top of the fourth.
After a triple by Cam Neal (Tulane) drove in Thomas to start off the scoring, Adam Barry (Cal State Northridge) would reach base after getting hit by a pitch to bring up the hot-hitting Renfroe with runners on the corners. Renfroe continued his tear of dominance at the plate, hitting his second home run of the night; picking up RBIs number four, five and six to extend the lead to 9-1. That home run, his eighth on the season, ties his own team record for a season.
"He works hard," said manager Sal Colangelo. "He's learned how to stay inside the ball and drive it the other way. He's a phenomenal player. Probably one of the best ... in the country."
Pitching would dominate the fifth inning, preventing both teams from scoring, but the Big Train would continue to build their impressive lead once again in the six. Hendriks, Renfroe, and Tucker Tobin (George Mason) would load the bases for Kish with two down, and he would deliver big with a single that would score two runners, pushing the score to double digits.
The Big Train would score four more runs over the final two innings, including an RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Renfroe, to make the final score Big Train 15, Youse's Orioles 1.
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