MiLB Photos: Hudson Valley Renegades @ Tri-City ValleyCats, September 8, 2018, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, NY

Here are photos of Game 1 of the NY-Penn League Championship Series between the Hudson Valley Renegades and Tri-City ValleyCats from September 8, 2018 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, NY.

The ValleyCats defeated the Renegades 3-0 in Game 1 of the NY-Penn League Championship Series.

Carlos Machado crushed a lead-off home run home run to give the ValleyCats an early 1-0 lead. Then the second inning Ramiro Rodriguez plated Austin Dennis on a base hit to give the ValleyCats a 2-0 lead. The ValleyCats added another run in the 7th inning when Machado scored on a wild pitch.

Machado finished the night going 2-for-4 with with a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored, while Oscar Campos and Enmanuel Valdez both had two hits on the night.

ValleyCats' pitchers Shawn Dubin, Jose Alberto Rivera, Joey Gonzalez, and R.J. Freure combined for a 5-hit shutout while striking out 17.

The two teams will meet again this afternoon at Dutchess Stadium in Game 2. The ValleyCats will  look to clinch their first championship since 2013 while the Renegades are looking to force a decisive winner-take-all Game 3.

Carlos Machado launches a first inning home run (photo credit: Jon Monaghan) 

High-fives for Machado after his lead-off home run (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Tanner Dodson slides into second (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Kaleo Johnson walks out of the batter box after striking out (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Heading for first (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Shawn Dubin was solid in his outing (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Zack Trageton with the delivery (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Austin Dennis dives back into first (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Tanner Dodson strokes a hit (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Jackson McGowan is tagged out over a called strike three (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

Zack Targeton with the delivery (photo credit: Jon Monaghan)

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