Renegades Can’t Come Back From Early Deficit Against Lakers


Suffering its first loss of the Single-A American Legion state tournament, the I-5 Jeep Renegades fell behind early and couldn’t put enough runs across late to beat the North Idaho Lakers, 8-5. 

The Lakers scored four runs in the top of the first inning, building up a big lead that proved to be too much to overcome, despite the Renegades best efforts. 

The Renegades put a run each on the board in the fifth and sixth innings, trimming the gap to just three heading into the deciding seventh inning, but a three-spot in the top of the inning gave the Lakers a commanding lead. The Renegades matched the Lakers with three runs of their own, but it ultimately wasn’t enough. 

Grady Wilson got the start on the mound and went four innings with two strikeouts. At the plate Danner Hoinowski had three hits to lead the Renegades, but they couldn’t come up with enough timely hits despite runners in scoring position. 

The Renegades will play for their season the rest of the way, with their next game against the Northern Lakes Mountaineers Tuesday at 3 p.m. If the Renegades get past the Mountaineers, they would play the winner of Wilder Baseball Club and the Lakers. If they lose, they’re out of the tournament.