MiLB Photos: Hudson Valley Renegades @ Tri-City ValleyCats, August 9, 2018, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, NY

Troy, NY - The Tri-City ValleyCats dominated the Hudson Valley Renegades 6-1 in Troy on Thursday night in a battle of first place teams. 

Luis Encarnacion and Nathan Perry each had home runs for for the ValleyCats while Carlos Machado and Alex McKenna both had two hits in the victory. 

Carlos Hiraldo was solid for the ValleyCats on Thursday (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)
Carlos Hiraldo pitched five solid innings for the ValleyCats with his only mistake coming in the 4th inning when he gave up a solo home run to Jacson McGowan. Nivaldo Rodriguez came in to pitch the final four innings; earning his first save of the season. 

Tyler Frank went 3-for-5 in the loss for the Renegades. 

The win moved the ValleyCats to 30-22 on the season while the Renegades dropped to 31-21.

Luis Encarnacion digs in before his first inning at-bat (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Luis Encarnacion crushes a first inning home run (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Luis Encarnacion points to the sky as he rounds the bases after his home run (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Jason Bell congratulates Luis Encarnacion as he rounds third after his home run (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Trey Dawson makes a diving stop (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Jacson McGowan rounds third after crushing a 4th inning home run for the Renegades (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Bat on ball. (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Luis Encarnacion catches a pop-up (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Joe Ryan throws a pitch during the 4th inning (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Enmanuel Valdez takes a cut (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Carlos Hiraldo deals (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Oscar Campos makes a throw to third (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

Allen Smoot walks away in disbelief after striking out  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Enmanuel Valdez applies the tag to Garrett Giovannelli  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Erik Ostberg lines a base hit  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Erik Ostberg tracks a pop-up behind the plate  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Bat balance.  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Michael Wielansky with fundamentals  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Jesus Ortiz delivers a pitch  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Carlos Hiraldo  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Erik Ostberg  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Luis Encarnacion tries to get around a base runner  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Alex McKenna  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Alex McKenna talks with Jason Bell  (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

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