Central Florida Renegades: Welcome

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2008 Florida Renegades
The Central Florida Renegades are the top 16 to 18 year old team in Central Florida -- winning the 2001 NABF World Series. The Renegades goals are to get underclassmen college scholarships and prepare college signees for the next level by playing a highly competitive national schedule. Every player who has played a full fall and summer season with the Renegades has gone on to play college baseball.


Saturday, October 18
PG Schedule

Perfect Game Schedule

Friday, Oct. 24th

vs. East Coast PG USA Teal @ Red #1 8 a.m.(Players MUST report to BP cages at Red fields by 6:45 a.m.. This is a mile walk from the front gate.)

STARTER: Cruz

Saturday, Oct. 25th

vs. ABD Bulldogs '09 @ Red #4 12:40 p.m.

STARTER: Adkins

Sunday, Oct. 26th

vs. East Cobb Titans @ Blue #4 8 a.m.

STARTER: Olson

vs. South Carolina Panthers 2009 @ Blue #4 10:20 a.m.

STARTER: Pfefer

Playoffs are on Sunday and Monday.

All other pitchers will be used in relief this weekend. Please note that not all pitchers and players will se the field this weekend since it is a Perfect Game tournament. In order for all the pitchers to pitch we will need to make the playoffs.

The roster for this weekend is listed on the Perfect Game website. Please note that some players may not see the field this weekend and some of the new players will see more action. Playing time for pitchers and posiiton players is not equal for the PG event in Jupiter. If you have any questions contact Coach Beatty.



Monday, October 13
WBF Champs Info

World Baseball Federation Schedule

Friday, Oct. 17 @ Lawnwood Complex
Vs. North Central FL Pirates @ Field #2 7:30 p.m.(Players report to the game at 6:30 for BP)

STARTER: Henry/Pfefer

Saturday, Oct. 18 @ Dodgertown
Vs. Renegades Baseball @ Holman 8 a.m.

STARTER: Adkins

Vs. Eagles Baseball @ Field #2 12:30 p.m.

STARTER: Cruz

Sunday, Oct. 19 @ Dodgertown
TBA

STARTER: Olson

The pitchers listed are starters only. ALL pitchers will throw this weekend. Since this is a tournament and the Renegades could play three games on Sunday, Coach Beatty and Coach Whetro wanted to be careful with the pitching staff. Olson who is listed as the Game 4 starter is also availble for relief the first two days of the tournament. Pfefer will probably pitcher more than once in the tournament as well.



Wednesday, September 17
Vero & Jupiter Hotels

Vero Beach Hotel (Oct. 17-19)

Dodgertown Hotel (on property)

Phone: 352-365-6130 (WBF handles reservations)

Rate: $103

Jupiter Hotel (Oct. 23-26/27)

LaQuinta Inn

5981 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417    
Phone: (561) 697-3388

Rate: $81

Book ASAP as there are a limited number of rooms available. Players not staying at these hotels without prior approval will not be able to play in the events.



Friday, August 29
Hotels for Osceola & Fort Myers

Hotel for Osceola (Sept. 6-7) -

Holiday Inn Maingate East

1-800-327-1128 and ask for the Osceola Classic rate of $75

All Players families need to stay at this hotel if they are not commuting!

Saturday Schedule is 9 a.m. Showcase & Noon Game

Sunday is 9/11:30

Deadline to book: Sept. 3 

Hotel for Fort Myers Sept. 19-21

Crown Plaza

239-482-2900

The rate is $89 plus tax.

All players need to stay at this hotel in Fort Myers; especially since the schedule tends to change day-to-day at this PG event due to weather.

Schedule is Game 9/19 @ Night, 2 on Saturday, 1-3 on Sunday.

Includes breakfast buffet each day

Deadline to book: Sept. 12 



Tuesday, August 26
Renegades Workout at South Lake on Saturday

The Central Florida Renegades will work out on Saturday, August 30th at Noon at South Lake High School.

The address for South Lake High School 15600 Silver Eagle Road in Groveland, FL 34736.



Saturday, July 26
Renegades Announce Fall Tryouts & Staff

The Central Florida Renegades will have tryouts for the Fall season for players 16-18 years old on August 9 and 10 at Lake-Sumter Community College at Noon. Callbacks will be done the following weekend. The team will play a schedule including Perfect Game in Jupiter, the World Baseball Federation Championships in Vero Beach, and several junior college and top scout team programs around the state.The exact schedule will be released shortly.

The coaching staff for the Fall will be as follows:

Rodney Beatty - Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Coach Beatty is the head coach of University High School in Orlando. In the past few years the majority of his team has gotten college scholarships due to his efforts. He also has had players drafted; while expected to have at least one player picked in the 2009 Major League Draft.

Kerry Whetro - Pitching Coach

This will be Coach Whetro's second stint with the Renegades as pitching coach. He was the pitching coach in 2001 when the Renegades won the World Series. Whetro is the most successful pitching coach the Renegades have ever had in that the majority of his pitchers have done well in college and professionally. He coached RJ Swindle, who pitched for the Phillies earlier this season.

Don Rowland - Assistant Coach

In 1985 Don Rowland was the 8th round pick of the Detroit Tigers after starring for the University of Miami. Coach Rowland was inducted in the Scouts Hall of Fame on Friday, July 25th. He had been Scouting Director for the Angels before becoming the top scout in the New York Yankees organization - his present job. Rowland will bring a pro prespective to the Renegades - in addition to helping evelauate deserving players for the draft and the Diamond Club Showcase at the end of the fall.

TENTATIVE FALL GAME SCHEDULE

Sept. 6 & 7 - Osceola Classic @ Kissimmee

Sept. 13 & 14 - Junior College Games @ LSCC

Sept. 19-21 - Perfect Game Qualifier @ Fort Myers

Sept. 27 & 28 - Junior College Games @ TBA

Oct. 4 & 5 - Junior College Games @ Jacksonville

Oct. 17-19 - World Baseball Federation Championships @ Vero Beach

Oct. 24-27 - Perfect Game Championships @ Jupiter



Friday, July 25
Return Uniforms

Players that need to return uniforms please send to the following address:

R.Peavey

4319 Allen Rd.

Fruitland Park, FL.  34731

 

Good luck to all players that are moving on to the next level, it has been a pleasure coaching you guys.

Taylor Motter

Kevin Gottlieb

Tyler Herrington

Adam Eddington

Alex Hudak



Thursday, July 24
Renegades Split in SE Regional

The Central Florida Renegades (32-18-3) lost to the East Cobb Yankees 2-1; despite a tremendous pitching effort by Brian Adkins. In the loser's bracket game Alex Hudak hit a base hit to right field to drive in Taylor Motter with the winning run in beating Memphis 5-4. The Gades scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the ballgame.

The Renegades will play the Florida Bombers on Friday at 10 a.m. at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Steven Ewing will get the start for the Gades.



Saturday, July 19
Renegades Connie Mack State Champs

The Central Florida Renegades (31-17-3) are once again the Connie Mack State Champions - topping the Central Florida Black Racers 3-0 in the chamionship game. Jacob Newberry scattered five hits over five innings to pick up the win. Kevin Gottlieb threw two frames for the save.The Renegades did not play the states last season due to hosting the regional, but won the title the previous two years.

The Renegades were led offensively by James Dowell's two hits. Chad Taylor's RBI single in the seventh added some inportant insurance runs on the board.

The Renegades head to the Connie Mack Southeast Regional July 23-26 @ Fort Lauderdale Stadium with the winner heading to the World Series in Farmington, New Mexico.

The squad will hold a batting and pitching practice starting at 6 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Players can check into the hotel around 3 p.m.or after the BP at the stadium. The group will eat out as a team on Tuesday night - no exceptions!

The team wil pay for player's rooms. Players can stay with their parents if they are in the same hotel. Jeff Phillips and Matt Clement will be staying in houses nearby, but must participate in all team events.

The Renegades organiation is thrilled that Coach Bob Pincus, who has announced his retirement following the conclusion of this season, will be back in the dugout for this week's regional. The team has also added pitchers Brian Adkins and Steven Ewining; along with coach Rodney Beattie to the roster for the remainder of the playoffs.

Fort Lauderdale Stadium
1301 NW 55th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

LaQuinta Inn

3800 W. Commercial Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

954-485-7900



Thursday, July 17
Renegades Top Cougars 3-1 in State Playoffs

The Central FL Renegades (29-16-3) topped the Cougar Baseball Club 3-1 to advance to play the Central FL Black Racers on Friday afternoon at LSCC at 1:30 p.m. Ryan Fitzpatrick pitched an outstanding game for 6 1/3 innings. Jacob Newberry caught the attention of college scouts with his 2 batter save. The game winning hit was Taylor Motter's 2 RBIs double in the fourth inning.

Wednesday, July 16
Wednesday's State Playoff Game a Washout!

Due to bad weather Wednesday game has been postponed. The Connie Mack State Playoffs will resume as scheduled on Thursday. 

The schedule for the rest of the weekend at LSCC is:

Thursday vs. Cougar Baseball 2 p.m. (players report at 12:30 for BP)

Friday vs. Central FL Black Racers 1:30 p.m. (Players report at 12:30 p.m.)

Saturday vs. TBA 10 a.m. (Players report at 8:30 a.m.)



Thursday, July 10
Renegades tie again with UHS, but take the storm

16  scoreless innings between the two teams. (UHS and Renegades)  University has been a thorn in the Renegades side all summer.  Great pitching by both teams and lack of offense lead to a 0-0 score through 9 innings.  The gades beat the storm though the next day thanks to a Taylor Motter two run blast.  Trent Stoker and Casey Smit both combined for great pitching performances.  The final score was 7-4.

Sunday, July 6
Young Guns Top Renegades 5-3

The Central Florida Renegades (27-16-2) fell to the Treasure Coast Young Guns 5-3 in the first round of the Perfect Game playoffs.

The Renegades will have a few days off before the preparation for the Connie Mack playoffs begins. The Gades will host Cougar Baseball Club in a nine inning game on July 10th at 1 p.m. (Report time is 11:30 a.m.). There will be a game on Friday against the Brevard Aces at LSCC at TBA. Saturday and Sunday are off.

ALL PITCHERS SHOULD ATTEND BOTH GAMES. There are several college coaches attending and want to see various guys throw. We'll throw whomever the coaches want to see. I do know Adam Eddington will start the Thursday game.

The state playoffs start July 15th @ LSCC at TBA. All players must bring birth certificates to the game on July 10th. The birth certificate can be a good copy.



Saturday, July 5
Fitzpatrick Gem Tops FCA Mavs; Gades to PG Playoffs

The Central Florida Renegades (27-15-2) topped the FCA Mavricks 1-0 to advance to the Round of 32 in the Perfect Game playoffs. The Renegades will play the Treasure Coast Young Guns on Sunday at Kell HS at 11:30 a.m. A win advances the team to the Sweet 16 @ 2 p.m. @ Kell HS against the Dulin's Dodgers/Chain Baseball Black winner. The quarterfinals are at 7 p.m.

Ryan Fitpatrick took a no-hitter into the seventh before giving up a leadoff double, but worked out of the jam.

The Renegades bats looked hung over as they were only able to score one run in the last two games. A sixth inning bases loaded walk was the winner. The pitching of Ryan Fitzpatrick kept the Gades alive for the playoffs.

Neil McClellan will start the first playoff game followed by Adam Eddington in the second game.

Due to behavioral issues the Renegades will return to Leesburg after they are eliminated from PG. The arrival time will be announced on the site.



Friday, July 4
Gotlieb's Shutout Wasted by Renegades Bats in Tie

The Central Florida Renegades (26-25-2) tied league rival Cougar Baseball Club 0-0. The Renegades need St. Louis to lose one of their final two games and a win themselves against the FCA Mavricks tomorrow at 5:30 at Walton HS when Ryan Fitzpatrick takes the mound.

Kevin Gottlieb was spectacular for six inning before getting into trouble in the seventh. Chad Taylor bailed him out to keep the shutout intact.

Offensively, the Renegades did not make any adjustments against the Cougars' Brian Adkins who shut the Central Florida offense down with a top change up - ala Tom Glavine.

The Renegades will play a consolation game on Sunday morning if Coach Peavey has requested a morning time slot. If the game is scheduled later than Noon the team will be forced to pass up the game to return home. The time of the bus arrival in Forida on Sunday will be announced on Saturday.

The Renegades will play Cougar Baseball Club on July 10th @ LSCC at 11 a.m. in a DH. The Renegades will also play games on July 11 and 12 before practicing on the 14th for the state playoffs - all at LSCC. Players must bring in birth certificates on July 10th.



Wednesday, July 2
Renegades, Pirates tie

The Renegades (26-16-1) tied the St. Louis Pirates 6-6 this afternoon in a PG pool game. Taylor Motter homered and Chad Taylor and Shane Rowland led the Renegades offensive attack. The tie forces the Renegades to have to win the three remaining pool play games without giving up many - if any - runs to advance to the playoffs.

Trent Stoker will throw on Thursday morning against Lakes Baseball from Michigan at the East Cobb Complex at 9 a.m. This game is a must win if the Gades expect to have any chance to advance.



Thursday, July 3
Renegades Win Battle with Lakes Area Dodgers

The Central Florida Renegades (27-16-1) upped its record to 2-0-1 in pool play at Perfect Game despite committing six errors in the ballgame. Trent Stoker picked up the win and Jacob Newberry notched the save in the game. Top hitters were James Dowdell (2-4, RBI, R), Joseph Migliacci (2-3, 2RBI), and Shane Rowland (1-2, Double, 2R).

The Renegades no longer have control of the pool play because of the runs they allowed. They are in second place in the pool and must hope that the St. Louis Pirates give up four more runs than the Renegades do in the next two games.

The Renegades next play Connie Mack league rival Cougar Baseball tomorrow at Southern Poly at 9 a.m. in another must win game to stay in the PG plaoff race. Ryan Fitzpatrick will take the mound for the Renegades.



Tuesday, July 1
Renegades Make Magic Disappear

The Central Florida Renegades (26-16) topped the Texas Magic 6-1 in the opening game of the Perfect Game tournament. The Renegades' Neil McClellan picked up the win in relief of Matt Clement. Jimmy Dowdell had three hits in the win.

The Renegades will watch the Braves play the Phillies tonight at Turner Field. On Wednesday, the squad wlll face the top-seeded St. Louis Pirates 18U squad at South Cobb HS at 2 p.m. The Renegades will send ace Adam Eddington to the mound.



Thursday, June 26
Perfect Game Schedule Announced

The Renegades schedule for Perfect Game is as follows:

July 1

vs. Texas Magic @  Dominion Christian School 9 a.m.

STARTER: Matt Clement

July 2

vs. St. Louis Pirates 18U @ South Cobb HS 2 p.m.

STARTER: Adam Eddington

July 3

vs. Lakes Area Dodgers @ East Cobb # 2 9 a.m.

STARTER: Trent Stoker 

July 4

vs. Cougar Baseball Club @  Southern Poly 9 a.m.

STARTER: Kevin Gottlieb

July 5

vs. FCA Mavericks @ Walton HS 5:30 p.m.

STARTER: Ryan Fitzpatrick

July 6

Games TBA & Bus returns to Leesburg 



Sunday, June 29
Bus Times for PG

The bus will be stopping at the following locations to pick up players for PG:

Cocoa-same as previous location in Vandy trip@11:00am

LSCC-1pm

Lake City Exit-2:30pm

 

The bus will return home on Sunday unless the Renegades are in the PG playoffs.

 



Wednesday, June 11
Renegades Win Five In Row Before Falling to Legends

The Central Florida Renegades (25-16) fell to the Florida Legends in the semifinals of the World Baseball Federation Championship on Saturday, 13-2. Earlier in the day the Gades topped Cougar Baseball Club 10-0 behind a solid effort by Casey Smit.

The Renegades won two playoff games on Thursday. In the play-in game the Gades topped the South Florida Bandits Americans 7-0. Adam Eddington threw a tremendous complete-game. The second game was another brilliant performance on the mound - this time by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Renegades will leave for Atlanta's Perfect Game tournament on Monday at a time to be announced. Please keep checking the web site for the time of departure from Lake-Sumter CC. 

 



Thursday, June 19
Kissimmee Tournament Hotels

ALL parents and players MUST stay at the Holiday Inn or Seralago Hotel in Kissimmee during the Osceola tournament - unless they are staying at home. However, if we do not have 25 room night then we will have to pay an extra $500 fee that will be contibuted to by any players not styaing in the required hotels. Please call me at 352-365-6130 to make reservations.

Tuesday, June 10
Renegades Weekly Schedule - UPDATED 6-17-08 5 p.m.

Tentative Pitching Rotation - Subject to change

Wednesday, June 18th

vs. East Cobb Yankees @ Limbscomb 5 p.m. STARTER: Kory Brooker

vs. Racine Hitters @ Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. STARTER: Trent Stoker

Thursday, June 19th

vs. Ohio Yankees @ Smyrna HS @ 4 p.m. STARTER: Neil Mclellan

Friday, June 20th

vs. Kentucky Colonials @ TBA @ 10 a.m. STARTER: Matt Clement

vs. Rawlings Prospects @ Vanderbilt @ 4:30 p.m. STARTER: Adam Eddington

Saturday, June 21st

vs. Midwest Nationals @ Vanderbilt @ 8:30 a.m. STARTER: Kevin Gottlieb

Team returns to Leesburg around Midnight.



Wednesday, June 11
Miami Trip & Saturday meeting INFO

Due to the late decision to attend the Miami trip there are no hotel rooms still available. Players should stay where they want and get to the games on time.

Thursday - Players report to FIU at 4 p.m.

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, FL 33199

Friday - Players report to Killian HS at 7:45 a.m.

10655 SW 97th Avenue

Miami, FL 33176

Saturday - Players meet at the Lake Sumter Baseball field at 3:30 p.m. Player are NOT ALLOWED to leave cars in the parking lot. If you leave your car there it will be at your own risk. 



Wednesday, June 4
Renegades Game vs. Cougar Baseball Club Canceled

The game against Cougar Baseball Club on Tuesday night has been canceled.

Thursday, May 29
Coach Pincus Weekly Column on Florida High School Baseball Report

Central Florida Renegades coach Bob Pincus will write a weekly column on Florida HS Baseball Report for the 2008 summer season that eventually might be turned into a book about the ballclub. Hopefully, this will be a solid insight into the Renegades and programs like ours. This column has been written weekly for almost a year now. Coach plans to write the "good, bad, and the ugly of elite travel baseball". We hope this is an enjoyable column for our players.

Wednesday, May 28
Renegades Upcoming Week

The Central Florida Renegades play the following games this upcoming week. Please check every day for changes.

ALL players MUST download the waiver form in the Florida Cup section above and have it signed by a parent in order to play in this event. 

Thursday, May 29th vs. Team Rawlings (WOOD BAT) @ South Lake HS 7 p.m. (Players report 5:30)

STARTING PITCHER: Jacob Newberry

South Lake address: 15600 Silver Eagle Road; Groveland, FL 34746

Friday, May 30th vs. Jacksonville Warriors (METAL BAT entire weekend) @ Lawnwood Fields 6 p.m. (Players report 5 p.m.)

STARTING PITCHER: Matt Clement

Lawnwood address: 1301 Virginia Avenue; Fort Pierce, FL 34953

Saturday, May 31st vs. Southwest FL Baseball @ Dodgertown Holman Stadium 11:30 a.m. (players report to cages at 10:15 a.m.)

STARTING PITCHER: Adam Eddington

Dodgertown address: 3901 26th Street; Vero Beach, FL 32960

vs. Treasure Coast Futures @ Dodgertown Field #1 4:30 p.m. (Players report to cages at 3:30 p.m.)

STARTING PITCHER: Ryan Garton

Sunday, June 1st (ALL GAMES AT DODGERTOWN TBA - MUST WIN TO ADVANCE)

Game 1 - STARTING PITCHER - Ryan Fitzpatrick

Game 2 - STARTING PITCHER - Neil McClellan/Kevin Gottlieb

Game 3 - STARTING PITCHER - Neil McClellan/Kevin Gottlieb

Monday, June 2nd vs. Fresh Water Storm @ South Lake HS 7 p.m. (Players report at 5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 3rd vs. Belleview Bulldogs @ Ocala Rotary Club 7 p.m.



Tuesday, May 27
Renegades Sweep DH in Sanford Classic

The Central Florida Renegades (3-2) rebounded to sweep the Monday doubleheader in the Sanford Classic against the South Florida Bandits Americans and the Apopka Baseball Club.

The Renegades won the first game 5-0 behind the outstanding pitching performances of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Paul Kameris, and Neil McClellan. Ladson Montgomery led the Renegades offensively with a 2-for-4 with an RBI.

In the second game the Renegades dominated the Apopka Baseball Club 8-3. Shane Rowland and Jimmy Dowdell (2-for-3) led Central Florida 11 hit attack. Kevin Gottlieb, Jacob Newberry, and Casey Smith dominated the Blue Darter’s on the mound.

The Renegades take on Team Rawlings Baseball in a Connie Mack League game on Thursday night at South Lake High School in Groveland, Florida at 7 p.m. Newberry is the scheduled starter for that game.


Handout: Stats As Of 5-27-08

Sunday, May 25
Renegades Drop 2nd Straight

The Central Florida Renegades (1-2) dropped its second straight game by committing four errors and allowing four unearned runs in a 5-3 loss to Team Mizuno. The Renegades had five hits - led by Ryan Fitzpatrick's 2-for-2 performance. Adam Eddington, CJ DePalma, and Chad Taylor all pitched well in the loss.

The Renegades will try to break the losing streak against the South Florida Bandits Americans and the Apopka Baseball Club on Memorial Day starting at 11:30 a.m.. Fitzpatrick and Kevin Gottlieb will be starting on the mound for the Gades. Jacob Newberry, Paul Kameris, Casy Smit, Trent Stoke, are among the pitchers expected to throw on Monday.



Saturday, May 24
Renegades Split Opening DH

The Central Florida Renegades split their season-opening doubleheader in the Sanford Classic.

Matt Clement threw three innings and Tony Tschosik added two more to give Central Florida a 14-4 win over the Cougar Baseball Club. Top hitters were Taylor Motter (2-for-2, 2BB, 3 RBIs), Chad Taylor (2-for-3, 2 RBIs), Jimmy Dowdell (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, 1 HR), Paul Kameris (2-for-3, 2 RBIs).

In the second game the Renegades came back from a 7-3 deficit to lose on a sebth inning home run to the Fresh Water Storm 8-7. Kurtis Gens pitched 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball to keep the Renegades in the ballgame. Trent Stoker pitched well in his two inning outing. Top hitters was Jeffrey Phillips who went 2-for-3.

The Renegades take on Team Mizuno at 11:30 a.m. at Sanford Stadium on Sunday.



Thursday, May 22
Renegades 18U Schedule & Rotation for Sanford Classic May 24-26

Any parents who need hotels for the Sanford, Vero Beach, Tampa, Miami or Kissimmee events should contact the World Baseball Federation at 352-365-6130 as there are rooms reserved for those events.

All healthy pitchers should throw this weekend. Starters are listed below.

May 24th (Opening Day ceremonies start at 9:30 a.m.)

Sanford Stadium (Players report at 8 a.m.)

vs. University 10 a.m. (STARTER: Matt Clement)

vs. Fresh Water Storm 3 p.m. (STARTER: Ryan Garton)

May 25th

Sanford Stadium

vs. Team Mizuno 11:30 a.m. (STARTER: Adam Eddington)

May 26th

Zenbeck Field

vs. South Florida Bandits Americans 11:30 a.m. (STARTER: Ryan Fitzpatrick)

Sanford Stadium

vs. Apopka 2 p.m. (STARTER: Kevin Gottlieb)



Tuesday, January 29
Renegades Tentative Tournament Schedule - UPDATED 5-20-08

Renegades Tentative Schedule

May 24-26 Renegades Classic @ Sanford, FL

May 29 vs. Rawlings at South Lake HS 7 p.m.

May 30-June 1 Florida Classic @ Vero Beach, FL

June 2 Fresh Water Storm @ South Lake HS 7 p.m.

June 3 @ Belleview College League 7 p.m.

June 4 vs. Central FL Knights @ South Lake 7 p.m.

June 5-8 Renegades Invitational @ Tampa, FL (USF & UT)

June 9 vs. Central Florida Knights @ UCF/Haggerty HS 7 p.m.

June 10 vs. University Cougars @ South Lake 7 p.m.

June 11 vs. Central Florida Black Racers @ LSCC 1:30 p.m.

June 12-13 Prospect Select Classic @ FIU

June 15-16 Georgia Classic @ UGA

June 17 @ East Cobb Yankees @ Georgia Tech

June 19-22 Vanderbilt Classic @ Nashville, TN

June 25-29 WBF Championships @ Kissimmee, FL

June 30 @ East Cobb Yankees @ Georgia Tech

July 1-7 Perfect Game WWBA @ Marietta, GA

July 10-13 TBA

July 15-18 Connie Mack Florida North State Championships @ LSCC

July 23-27 Connie Mack SE Regional @ Fort Lauderdale Stadium

Aug. 1-8 Connie Mack World Series @ Farmington, NM



Tuesday, March 25
Renegades Apparel On Sale!

Renegades clothes available at the above website.

 Get Renegades Apparel here 



Saturday, May 17
Renegades Practice May 17th is ON - Rain or Shine

The Renegades WILL practice at Lake-Sumter CC today (May 17th) no matter what the weather. If it rains we will use the covered cages and lockerroom to discuss the season and go over plays and signs. The weather report shows a 30-percent chance of rain late in the workout.

Monday, March 10
Hotel Information

Renegades Hotel Information for Road Trips 2008

Sanford ...

Monday, December 3


For the first time Central Florida Renegades 2008 summer fees can be paid online. Click the link above to go to registration site.

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Taylor Motter (#5) makes another great play as the Renegades shortstop.
Friday, November 16
Motter Signs with Coast Carolina

Shortstop Taylor Motter signed with Coastal Carolina on Wednesday morning after turning down several SEC schools to go to the nationally ranked Myrtle Beach program. During the 2007 summer Taylor was the Most Valuable Player of the squad - only the second underclassman to ever receive the award.

 "I'm thrilled that not only did Taylor sign with a great college, but one that was such a perfect fit for him," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "To me, he'll go there and start for three years and then play professionally - hopefully in the Big Leagues. He is one of the most talented middle infielders I have ever coached and that includes Josh Murray (a second round pick with the Milwaukee Brewers) and Ryan Klosterman (5th rounder with the Toronto Blue Jays)."



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Taylor Motter, left, stands next to the Renegades 2B during a game last summer.


Monday, October 29
Perfect Game World Championships

The Central Florida Renegades 18U (16-9-2)  lost in the Round of 32 playoff game to the North Carolina Dirtbags on an extra inning tie-breaker.

The Renegades played exceptionally well during this event. Many colleges watched the top team play - including an estimated 300-plus on opening night. The calls are coming in now and players will be contacted as the colleges ask about them.

 Congrats on a great tournament!



Saturday, October 6
Perfect Game Underclassman 5th Place Finish

The Central Florida Renegades 17U (5-1, 8-4) finished 5th in the Perfect Game Underclassman World Championships at Fort Myers last weekend - including an upset of No. 1 ranked East Cobb Braves.

Some highlights of the weekend

- James Dowdell was an offensive machine. He had the GWRBI on Friday night against Virginia that started the ball rolling for the Renegades run to the quarterfinals

- Matt Clement had a no-hitter into the fifth against Virginia

- Andrew Ladissa was exceptional in relief during three games. He was 2-0 in the event

- AJ Mackey played exceptionally well at shortstop and hit well - batting cleanup most of the tournament

- Tyler Heil picked up some big hits and played well at third base during the event

- Bartram Trail's Patrick Leonard and Ladson Montgomery all hit well throughout the weekend.

- Chris Geiger showed true heart in getting the save against East Cobb

- Kurtis Gens shut down East Cobb for four innings before a rain delay cut short his outting. Shane Bagley did well in relief.

- Brian Anderson and Nick Gallepeau both picked up their hitting as the tournament went on - contributing to the success of the team.

If I forgot any other highlights please let me know and we'll get them on here. The kids played great this weekend and we all should be proud of their high finish in a great event.



Friday, September 14
Renegades Sweep Tripleheader!

 

The Central Florida Renegades (6-2-2) will play in the quarter finals of the Perfect Game Florida qualifier at 11:30 am at Terry Park against an opponent to be named. Players are to report at 10:00am.

 

Starting pitcher for the game wil be James Danforth.

 

The Central Florida Renedgades will be playing at least two games tomorrow regarless of the result of the first game. If we win the quarter final game we will be in the semis, if we lose we have a consolation game.

 

The Renegades won game #1 on Eric Rices' one hitter.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick notched the win in game #2 after Nick Radomski drove in James Dowdell with the winning run in the sixth inning. The Renegades won the third game when Perfect Competition forfited.



Sunday, September 16
Renegades Split with JUCOs

The Central Florida Renegades 18U squad improved its record to 3-2-2 with DH splits with both Lake-Sumter CC and Santa Fe CC this weekend. The scores are listed below.

LSCC 6, Renegades 4

Renegades 13, LSCC 2

Renegades 4, SFCC 3

SFCC 4, Renegades 2

The 'Gades will announce only starting pitchers for the games at the Perfect Game Qualifier in Fort Myers. The coaches will try to win as many games as possible at this event by playing the best nine players most of the time. For this weekend - playing time will not be equal.

See schedule listed below. Players are the report to the field on Friday night no later than 7 p.m.



Sunday, September 2
Osceola County Classic Sept. 8-9

For players staying in a hotel the suggested hotel for this event is: 

  

Seralago Hotel & Suites

5678 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway

Kissimmee, FL 34746

800-366-5437

Ask for Osceola Classic rate of $55 plus tax

Players need to wear grey pants and navy blue socks and belt. The new hats may not come in on time so we are asking players to make sure they bring a hat to the game. Unless otherwise agreed, all player fees must be played before the first game on Saturday.

Please note this is a WOOD BAT event.

The final rosters for both teams will be announced Wednesday night. The pitching rotations for both teams will be announced Thursday night.

The schedules are as follows:

18U Schedule

Saturday

Players report at 7:30 a.m. to Osceola County Stadium complex to pick up uniforms and sign in.

60-yard dash @ 8:20 a.m. in Stadium

BP @ 10 a.m. in Stadium

INF/OF @ 12:50 p.m. @ Field #2

Rnegades vs. World of Baseball Angels 1:30 p.m. @ Field #2

Sunday (Players report at 9:30 a.m.)

Pensacola Pelicans vs. Renegades 10:30 a.m. @ Field #1

Central Florida Black Racers vs. Renegades 1 p.m. @ Field #1

16U Schedule

Saturday

Players report at 8 a.m. to Osceola County Stadium complex to pick up uniforms and sign in.

60-yard dash @ 8:50 a.m. in Stadium

BP @ 11:30 a.m. in Stadium

INF/OF @ 3:50 p.m. @ Field #2

Rengades vs. South Lake Eagles 4:30 p.m. @ Field #1

Sunday (Players report at 7 a.m.)

World of Baseball 16U vs. Renegades 8 a.m. @ Field # 3

Renegades vs. Jacksonville Stars 10:30 a.m. @ Field #3



Thursday, September 6
Renegades 2007 Fall Schedules 18U & 16U

Sunday, July 22
Renegades Host 2007 Connie Mack Regional

Monday, July 30
Box Game 15: East Cobb Yankees 10, Memphis 9

East Cobb win regional and head to World Series in Farmington, NM
Handout: Game 15: East Cobb 10, Memphis 9

Monday, July 30
Box Game 14: Memphis Tigers 1, Central Florida Renegades 0

Central Florida Renegades eliminated.
Handout: Game 14: Memphis 1, Central Florida 0

Monday, July 30
Box Game 13: East Cobb Yankees 9, Miami Powerhouse 5

Miami is eliminated
Handout: Game 13: East Cobb 9, Miami 5

Saturday, July 28
Box Game 12: Memphis Tigers 8, Central Florida Renegades 0

Memphis
Handout: Game 12: Memphis 8, Central Florida 0

Saturday, July 28
Box Game 11: Central Florida Renegades 5, East Cobb Yankees 4

Central Florida will play Memphis on Saturday at 9 a.m.
East Cobb will play Miami Powerhouse on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Handout: Game 11: Central Florida 5, East Cobb 4

Saturday, July 28
Box Game 10: Miami Powerhouse 4, University Cougars 2

Miami Powerhouse will play East Cobb on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
University is sliminated.

Handout: Game 10: Miami Powerhouse 4, University 2

Friday, July 27
Box Game 9: Memphis Tigers 8, Sandy Plains Sidewinders 0

Memphis advances to the fourth round.
Sandy Plains is eliminated.

Handout: Game 9: Memphis 8, Sandy Plains 0

Friday, July 27
Box Game 8: Central Florida Renegades 5, Miami Powerhouse 4

Central Florida advances to play East Cobb at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Miami Powerhouse will play University at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

Handout: Game 8: Central Florida 5, Miami Powerhouse 4

Friday, July 27
Box Game 7: East Cobb Yankees 8, Memphis Tigers 1

East Cobb advances to play the winner of the Central Florida/Miami game on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Memphis plays Sandy Plains on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Handout: Game 7: East Cobb 8, Memphis 1

Thursday, July 26
Box Game 6: Sandy Plains Sidewinders 9, Mechanicsville 1

Sandy Plains advances to play the loser of the East Cobb/Memphis game.
Mechancisville is eliminated.

Handout: Game 6: Sandy Plains 9, Mechanics 1

Thursday, July 26
Box Game 5: University Cougars 7, Miami Wave 5

University advances to play the loser of the Central Florida/Miami Powerhouse game.
Miami is eliminated.

Handout: Game 5: University Cougard 7, Miami Wave 5

Thursday, July 26
Box Game 4: Central Florida Renegades 9, Mechanicsville Pirates 5

Central Florida Renegades advance to play Miami Powerhouse
Mechanicsville Pirates play Sandy Plains Sidewinders.

Handout: Game 4: Central Florida Renegades 9, Mechanicville Pirates 5

Thursday, July 26
Box Game 3: Miami Powerhouse 12, Sandy Plains Sidewinders 5

Miami Powerhouse plays the Central Florida Renegades.
Sandy Plains Sidewinders play the Mechanicsville Pirates.

Handout: Game 3: Miami Powerhouse 12, Sandy Plains Sidewinders 5

Wednesday, July 25
Box Game 2: East Cobb Yankees 9, University Cougars 1

East Cobb plays Memphis on Thursday at 4 p.m.
University plays Miami Wave on Thursday 9 a.m.


Wednesday, July 25
Box Game 1: Memphis Tigers 8, Miami Wave 6

Memphis plays East Cobb/University winner at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Miami play East Cobb/University winner at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Handout: Game 1: Memphis 8, Miami 6

Tuesday, July 10
Renegades Open Regional Against Pirates

The Central Florida Renegades will open the 2007 Southeast Regional against the Mechanicsville Pirates. The 'Gades will throw Craig Crumbly, Billy Falasco, or owen Dew in the opener at 7 p.m. Players are to report to the field by 5:30 p.m.

NOTE: Please park in the North Parking Lot across from the main road and walk to the stadium. Do not park by the stadium unless you want to get towed.


Monday, July 16
UCF Hotel Information

Thursday, July 5
Renegades Game on July 6

At 4:30 p.m. vs. Knoxville Yard @ Dominican High School
Pitcher TBA


Sunday, July 1
Georgia Trip Info

We will leave from Leesburg First Baptist Church @ Noon.

We are still looking for an additional pitcher or outfielder to travel with us for the Perfect Game event. Call Coach Bob Pincus if you know of anyone.

The schedule is as follows: Pitchers TBA

July 3 @ 11:30 a.m. @ Walton HS
vs. Georgia Swampdragons

July 4 @ 2 p.m. @ Oglethorpe University
@ Richmond County Baseball Club 18u Nationals

July 5 @ 9 a.m. @ East Cobb Complex
@ South Tampa Baseball


Monday, June 25
Osceola Information

The Central Florida Renegades (21-8) and the World Baseball Federation will co-host the Osceola County Invitational this week.

The Renegades rotation is as follows:

Wed. vs. Space Coast Baseball 4 p.m. (Kiley/Crumbly)
Thurs. vs. Fungo Red Sox 1:30 p.m.(Dew)
Fri vs. Bayside Yankees 8:30 a.m. (Falasco)
PLAYOFFS
Fri. TBA vs. Sweet 16 (Buckley)
Sat TBA1 vs. Elite Eight(Crumbly)
Sat TBA2 vs. Final Four (O'Brien)
Sun TBA vs. Championship (Kiley)

Players are to report for Wednesday's game at 2 p.m. for batting practice at Gateway High School. The team will then go to the complex to play.

Since the helmet bag was left in Louisville we ask all players to supply their own helmets or borrow someone's for the remainder of the season. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.


Thursday, June 21
O'Brien Pitches Renegades past Knights 9-1

Mike O'Brien shut down the Twitty City Knights bats on Wednesday in a game played at Vanderbilt University.

The Renegades play the Kentucky Colonals on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Louisville University.


Monday, June 18
Renegades win Slugfest with EC Yankees 19-13

The Central Florida Renegades (18-6) topped the East Cobb Yankees 19-13 at Georgia Tech for it third consecutive victory against the nationally-ranked ballclub.

Everyone had a hit in the starting lineup. The top hitters were: Taylor Motter (4 hits), Herb Sickler (2), DJ Bissell (2), Johnny LeRoux (3), Eric Grabe (1), Jordan Hollis (3), Adam McConnel (2), Tye Buckley (3), and Tim Kiley (2).

Mike Amador pitcked up the win in relief.

The Renegades move onto Auburn with Owen Dew and Mike O'Brien taking the mound.


Thursday, June 14
Tentative Pitching Rotation for Miami & Louisville

The Central Florida Renegades (17-6) head on an eight-day trip through the southeast. The team leaves on Sunday at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Leesburg Church. Players are requested to park diagonally across from the church at the oak tree in front of the men's shelter. There is regular security there that will watch the cars.

The address for FBLC is: 220 North 13th Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. We will be making a pick up in Lake City at US 90 & I-75 around 4 p.m.

The pitching below is very tentative. Please coach Coach Pincus before coming to see any pitchers.

Tentative Renegades Pitching Rotation for Louisville Week

June 18th
Vs. East Cobb Yankees @ Georgia Tech 1 p.m. (Falasco)

June 19th
Vs. East Cobb Astros @ Auburn 2 p.m. (Dew)
Vs. East Cobb Titans @ Opelika HS 5:30 p.m. (TBA)

June 20th
Vs. Nashville Knights @ Vanderbilt 1 p.m. (TBA)

June 21st
Vs. Kentucky Colonels @ Louisville 5:30 p.m. (Kiley)

June 22nd
Vs. East Cobb Yankees @ Louisville 10:45 a.m. (Crumbley)
Vs. Memphis Tigers @ Bellerman 2 p.m. (Figueroa)

June 23rd
Vs. Rawlings Prospects @ Bellerman 9 a.m. (Buckley)
Vs. Evansville Razorbacks @ Louisville 1 p.m. (Falasco)

June 24th
Vs. TBA 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. (Dew)


Saturday, June 16
Renegades Sweep Miami Tourney

On Friday, the Central Florida Renegades (17-5) topped two of the top teams in the nation. In the first game, the Gades bested the Florida Pokers 18U for the second time this season on a home run by Jordan Hollis in the top of the eighth inning. That game had outstanding pitching performances by Tim Kiley and Owen Dew to notch a 3-2 Central Florida win.

Game 2 was even more exciting. The Renegades topped an outstanding Florida Legends squad 2-1 on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth that scored Taylor Motter from third. Motter scored the only runs of the game as he hit a game-tying homer to left in the sixth inning.

Starter Craig Crumbly was typically outstanding. He kept the legends hitters off-balance all day and threw seven innings. Mike O'Brien came in for the eighth and continued the Renegades pitching brilliance with a 1-2-3 innings. O'Brien picked up the win.

The Renegades take on the Fresh Water Storm on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Winter park High School. The Gades show report at 2:30 p.m. for the game.


Thursday, June 14
Renegades Top Powerhouse 10-1

Tye Buckley pitched another gem as the Central Florida Renegades (15-5) bested Miami Powerhouse 10-1. The game was 1-0 and 2-1 through the sixth inning.

Top hitters were Herb Sickley (HR), DJ Bissell, Eric Grabe, Adam McConnell, Matt Wolbrink, and Nick Purdy.

The Renegades continue play in the Florida Pokers Mid-Summer Classic against the Pokers and Legends on Friday at Broward CC at 1 and 4 respectively.


Monday, June 11
Schedule Change & Miami Info

The team hotel for Miami will be announced on Wednesday morning on the website. All players must report to the team hotel by 4 p.m. on Thursday. I need to know by Tuesday afternoon who needs a room at the hotel. The team will pay for the players on Thursday night, but I know some of the players plan to go home between games. I just need to know who is staying and who is not staying.

The Hotel:
La Quinta - 999 Cypress Creek, Fort Lauderdale
Phone Number: (954) 491-7666.
The rate is $81

The pitching rotation is as follows:

June 14th
vs. Miami Powerhouse @ Miami County Day School 7 p.m. (Buckley)

June 15th
vs. Florida Pokers 18U @ Broward CC 1 p.m. (Kiley)
vs. Florida Legends @ Broward CC 4 p.m. (Crumbley)

Directions to Miami Country Day School
Take I 95 South till 103 rd Exit
go East on 103`rd till NE 6 TH Ave
Make a left on NE 6 th Ave
field will be about 2 blocks on your right hand side

Directions to Broward CC
95 South(or turnpike) to 595 West. 595 West to Davie Road. Left(South) onto Davie Road. Drive ½ mile to first stop light(Nova Drive) and make a right. Nova Drive to next stop light(College Ave.) and make a left. Field is on College ave. on left hand side 1/4 mile.


Renegades TENTATIVE 2007 Schedule

Monday, May 7
Hotel Info

Here is the start of the hotel information. Players wanting hotels for the Stetson or Osceola events should contact World Baseball Federation at 352-365-6130 as soon as possible.

May 25-28 * Not paid by team
The Comfort Inn
950 US 1
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: 772-569-0900

June 14 - One Night
TBA
Miami, FL

June 17 and 18 - Two Nights
La Quinta
2170 Delk Road
Marietta, Georgia 30067 - approx. 10-15 min. from ballfields
Phone: (770) 951-0026
Rate: $60 plus tax for all rooms with two double beds

June 19 and 20 - Two Nights
La Quinta
4311 Sidco Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
Phone: (615) 834-6900
Rate: $61 plus tax for all rooms with two double beds

June 21,22 and 23 - Three Nights
Jameson Inn Louisville
6515 Signatue Drive - I65 and Fern Valley Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Phone: (502) 968 - 4100
Rate: $70 plus tax

July 1-9 (8 nights)
Doubletree/Marrieta
2055 South Park Place,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30339
Tel: 770-272-9441
Rate: $79


Saturday, June 9
8 Renegades Drafted

Michael Main and Jonathan Holt were the top two of eight current and former Renegades drafted this year.

Renegades Brandon Bonner, Billy Falasco, and Nick Purdy were drafted in the 44th, 46th, and 50th rounds respectively. Florida State teammates Mark Gildea and Ryan Straus were also picked in the draft.

See below for all Renegades 2007 draft picks.

Michael Main - 1st Round
Jonathan Holt - 5th Round
Mark Gildea - 9th Round
Ryan Straus - 35th Round
Jeff Schaus - 35th Round
Brandon Bonner - 44th Round
Billy Falasco - 46th Round
Nick Purdy - 50th Round

Congrats to all!


Saturday, June 9
Renegades in Invite Semifinals

The Central Florida Renegades will take on the Central Florida Black Racers in the semifinals of the Renegades Invitational on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Conrad Park. The winner will play at 4:30 p.m. for the championship. Renegades' player need to report at 12:30 p.m.

Billy Falasco will start the game against the Black Racers. This game will also become a Connie Mack League game - replacing the June 16th game. Owen Dew is scheduled to throw the title game if the Renegades make the finals.

The title game will be broadcast on www.floridacast.com. The announcer will be Sunshine State Baseball legend Steve Schwartz.


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Renegades' pitcher Michael Main is a Texas Ranger.
Thursday, June 7
Renegades' Main Drafted 24th Overall By Rangers

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers selected right-handed pitcher Michael Main from Deland (Fla.) High School with the 24th overall pick in Thursday's First-Year Player Draft.
Main has a college scholarship waiting for him at Florida State, but appears willing to sign quickly.

"The higher I'm selected, the easier the decision will be," Main told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. "I'm ready to get started."

He was 12-1 as a pitcher but also hit .457 at the plate and does have some potential as a position player. Main was the closer for the Renegades last summer and played right field.



Thursday, June 7
Jonathan Holt Goes To Indians

Former Renegades right-hander Jonathan Holt was picked in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians. He joins Michael Main in this draft.

Holt was the MVP of the NCAA Division II World Series and Regional. See stories below.


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DJ Bissell hits for the cycle.
Thursday, June 7
DJ Bissell Hits for Cycle

DJ Bisell hit for the cycle in the Central FLorida Renegades (12-3) victory over Parkland Pokers 15-7 in the first game of the Renegades Invitational at Stetson.

Bissel homered in his first at bat with a blast over the left field fence. In the second at bat he doubled into the gap. After a vground out Bissell tripled into the right-center gap. Finally, in the sixth inning Bissell singled for the cycle. He ended the day 4-for-5.

The Renegades play the Miami Wave at 7 p.m. at Stetson on Friday.


Monday, June 4
Lucky Renegades Top Demarini in Extra Innings

The Central Florida Renegades (9-2) were as close to a loss as they could get Monday night. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh, Eric Grabe struck out and reached first on a wild pitch. He advanced to third on Johnny LeRoux's single and scored on a passed ball.

The Gades finally pulled it out in the ninth when Nick DelGuidice tripled and DJ Bissell singled him in for the 2-1 win.

Billy Falasco started the game and threw five shutout innings while stiking out eight. Tim Kiley tossed four innings allowing only one run to pick up the win in relief.



Monday, June 4
Renegades June 4th Weekly Schedule

June 5th
vs. Jacksonville Warriors @ UF 10 a.m. (Dew)
vs. Daytona Beach Baseball @ SFCC 4:30 p.m. (TBA)

June 6th
vs. Leesburg @ Leesburg (TBA)

Renegades Invitational @ Stetson
June 7th
vs. Parkland Pokers @ Conrad Park 2 p.m. (Figueroa)

June 8th
vs. Miami Wave @ Conrad Park 7 p.m. (Kiley)

June 9th
vs. Jacksonville Stars @ Sports Complex 11:30 a.m. (Falasco)
vs. Diamond Crush @ Conrad Park 4:30 p.m. (Crumbley)

June 10th
TBA


Monday, June 4
Gades Spilt in Florida Cup

The Central Florida Renegades (8-2) split a doubleheader on Sunday. Central Florida was upset by the Tampa Bay Angels 11-6 in the first game of the day; while beating a pesky and talented Orlando Baseball Academy squad 13-8 in the nightcap.

DJ Bissell hit his first homer of the season. Owen Dew notched the win in relief.


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Sunday, May 20
Holt Wins D2 MVP

Tampa Defends DII Title Behind Closer's Start
Spartans win fifth national championship
June 1, 2007

By Jim Stennett
Special to CSTV.com

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Tampa successfully defended its NCAA Division II national title with a 7-2 victory over Columbus State at Riverwalk Stadium Friday. For Tampa, this marks their fifth national championship since 1992.

Columbus State broke into the scoring column first with a single run in the bottom of the third after center fielder Jonnie Geiger ripped a solid line drive into left and followed it up by stealing second and moving to third when Tampa catcher Chris Rosenbaum's throw caromed into left field. Shortstop Kurt Mckee wasted no time picking up the easy RBI with a grounder short, putting Tampa down a run for the first and only time in the championship tournament.

The Spartans (53-10) promptly responded to the challenge to their title with two runs in the top of the fourth. With runners at first and second, Rosenbaum redeemed himself for the errant throw in the previous half inning by sailing a deep fly ball into right-center that Cougar right fielder Brad Bowen just missed tracking down on a dead sprint. Third baseman Jose Jimenez scored to tie the game.

"We got momentum there," said Tampa Coach Joe Urso. "There's so much emotion out there that we needed to get the lead and relax a little."

"I should have made it (the catch)," Bowen said. "If I could go back and do it again, I would."

A wild pitch by Columbus State starter Anthony Arrington (8-2) pushed Tampa first baseman Nolan Brannon in from third with the go-ahead run later in the same inning.

In the sixth, Tampa would begin to expand its lead when Jimenez scored with two outs off Cougar catcher Trent Bianco's fifth passed ball of the season. Later in the eighth, Brannon would score his second run the night off a 395-foot Rosenbaum double off the wall in left-center that ended the night for Arrington.

Columbus State reliever Johnny Floyd surrendered back-to-back homers to Tampa's No. 9 nine hitter Junior Mejia and lead-off man Troy Ferguson to start the ninth as Tampa's power took over.

On the mound, Tampa starter right hander Jonathan Holt (4-2) faced few problems against the Cougar lineup. Normally a closer, Holt was more than up to the challenge of starting the national championship game. He scattered six hits while facing three batters in five innings, four batters in three innings and did not surrender two hits in the same inning until the ninth.

Urso was obviously proud of his starter's performance.

"It all started with Jonathan Holt," Urso said. "He set the tone for us all the way. When we scored runs, he kept throwing up zeros."

For Holt, who was named the tournament's most outstanding player, the stopper approached the starting job with his normal mentality.

"I just looked at it as trying to get a save in each inning," Holt said. "Coach (Urso) told me to go as long and as hard as I could and thankfully I did."

His unusual strategy seemingly worked as he ended with eight strike outs, no walks and allowed just one earned run.

CSU Coach Greg Appleton also praised Holt's effort.

"He got tougher as the game went on," Appleton said. "He's got great control and great command of his pitches."

"His cutter kept us off balance tonight." Mckee said. "We just didn't get the breaks tonight."


Saturday, June 2
Barry Shuts Out Renegades

Tropical Storm Barry shut down the Renegades offense by raining out the doubleheader scheduled for Saturday.

On Sunday the Renegades will play the following games at Lake-Sumter CC:

10:15 a.m. vs. Tampa Bay Angels (Bonner) (Players report at 9 a.m.)
2:45 p.m. vs. Orlando Baseball Academy (Crumbley)


Saturday, June 2
Palm Harbor Duo Hurl No-Hitter

Palm Harbor grads Tim Kiley and Mike O'Brien combined to no-hit South Lake Baseball in a 9-1 win.

The 9 a.m. game against Orlando Baseball Academy on Saturday has been postponed to Sunday. On Saturday the Renegades will play the Tampa Bay Angels. Brandon Bonner is scheduled to throw the game.


Thursday, May 31
Renegades Top University; Cup Next

The Central Florida Renegades (6-1, 2-0) topped University 3-0 in a Central Florida Connie Mack League game on Wednesday night. Taylor Motter scored two runs for the Gades. The winning pitcher was Chris Roman and Craig Crumbley notched his first save of the season.

Central Florida will defend its Florida Cup title this weekend in Lake County, Florida.

Friday - Noon vs. South Lake @ LSCC (Kiley)
Saturday - 9 a.m. vs. Orlando Baseball Academy @ South Lake (Crumbley)
Saturday - 3:30 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Angels @ LSCC (Bonner)
Sunday - Semifinals/Finals TBA (Falasco/Figueroa)

The South Lake game is also a Central Florida Connie Mack League game.

The complete Florida Cup schedule is listed at www.worldbaseballfederation.com


Tuesday, May 29
Figueroa Wins Renegades League Opener

Ramone Figueroa kept the Winter Park batters off-balance in the Renegades 6-2 victory in the Central Florida Connie Mack League opener for both teams. The hitting star of the game was Eric Grabe who went 2-for-2.

The Renegades improve to 5-1 on the season.

"I felt that Ramone pitched well and showed why he has a chance to be an outstanding college and professional pitcher in the future," Renegades coach Bob Pincus said. "He is not a thrower, but a pitcher. He did a great job controlling the Winter Park offense.

"We played the game hard and it showed. The more I work with this team the more I like. I thinkwe have a chance to be special this season."


Monday, May 28
Renegades Fall in PG Final

The Central Florida Renegades lost in the Perfect Game BCS Florida Regional Championship game to the Orlando Scorpions "A" team 11-3. The loss was the Renegades first loss to the Scorpions since the 2002 season.

"We were out of pitching and the Scorpions took advantage," Renegades coach Bob Pincus said. "The "A" team is very talented and good teams take advantage of their opportunities. I think Mike O'Brien (the starter) did very well, but got tired. The Scorpions did a good job closing out a game that was tied at 3-all in the fifth inning.

"I was proud of the way we played all weekend. This team played with heart, desire and hustle. If we do that all season we will have a very successful season."

In the semifinals Owen Dew pitched a gem as he toppled the Florida Pokers 18U squad 7-3. LSCC-signee Nick DelGuidice hit his team leading fourth triple of the season in the game.

The Renegades are 4-1 on the young season. Central Florida plays at Winter Park in a Connie Mack League game on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. with Ramone Figuera heading to the mound for the Renegades.

The Renegades home opener is Wednesday at Winter Park verses University at 7 p.m. Eric Grabe is on the mound for that ballgame.

June 1-3 World Baseball Federation Florida Cup (Leesburg, FL) Schedule
June 1 vs. South Lake @Lake-Sumter CC Noon
June 2 vs. Orlando Baseball Academy 9:00 a.m.
June 2 vs. Tampa Bay Angels 3:30 p.m.
June 3 vs. TBA


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Former Renegades righty Tyler Clippard has made the Big Leagues with the Yanks.
Sunday, May 20
Former Renegades Pitcher "Yankee" Clippard Makes Big Leagues

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The 22 year old Clippard in the minors last year.
Former Central Florida Renegades right-hander started for the New York Yankees on ESPN last night against the New York Mets. Clippard was undefeated with the Renegades before being drafted and signed by the Yankees. He was drafted in the ninth round by the Yankees in 2003.

The rookie righty hit a double in the top of the fifth inning against the Mets. He successfully executed a sacrifice bunt as well in the game.

Clippards final line was six innings, three hits, onje earned run, three walks and six strikeouts. The lone run was a homer by David Wright.

Clippard joins John Koronka, who was called back up to the Texas Rangers earlier this week. The left-handed pitcher is in the Rangers rotation.

The Renegades are proud of both their Major Leaguers.

"As most people know I'm a diehard Red Sox fan, but this was one night that I was rooting for the Yankees," Renegades head coach Bob Pincus said. "We always knew that Tyler had Major League stuff. I respected his work effort and heart and desire."



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FGCU pitcher Craig Crumbley was spectacular in 6-0 win at PG
Saturday, May 26
Crumbley Throws Jem; Renegades Sweep Opener

Craig Crumbley pitched the Renegades to a 6-0 complete game victory over the Florida Hardballers on Saturday at the Perfect Game BCS Florida Regional. The Central Florida squad also bested the Perfect Game National Academy team 5-3 to go 2-0 to open the season. Mike Amador picked up the win in relief of Brandon Bonner in the second game.

Central Florida (2-0) will play All-American Prospects on Sunday at 10:15. The winner of that game wins the brack and makes the Regional playoffs. Ty Buckley will throw the Sunday morning ballgame.

More info later.


Sunday, May 27
Gades Top Prospects Behind DelGuidice's Triples

The Central Florida Renegades improved to 3-0 on the season with a 11-2 victory over the All American Prospects on Sunday at the Dodgertown Complex in Vero Beach.

Tye Buckley battled on the mound for four innings giving up two runs and striking out five to earn his first win of the year. Eric Grabe threw two scoreless innings of relief to finish the game.

LSCC-signee Nick DelGuidice led the Renegade offense with two triples, four RBIs, and two runs scored. Catcher Herb Sickler went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while shortstop Taylor Motter posted two hits, two RBIs, and three runs. DJ Bissell also picked up two hits in the win.

With the win, the Renegades now advance to the Perfect Game BCS Florida Regional semi-final game against the Florida Pokers at 9 a.m. on Monday at Vero Beach.


Saturday, May 12
Renegades Open on Road for First Time Ever

The Central Florida Renegades will open up on the road at the Perfect Game BCS 18U regional tournament at Dodgertown's Vero Beach on May 26-28.

Dodgertown Info
3901 26th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772.569.4900

The opener on Saturday, May 26th will be against the Florida Hardballers from Gainesville, Florida. The Renegades have announced they will throw right-hander Craig Crumbly for the opener at 2:45 p.m. that day. The Renegades and Hardballers have never met previously, as the latter is a year-old program.

Right-hander Brandon Bonner will toss the second game against the Perfect Game Academy. Both starting pitchers are being looked at by professional scouts for this upcoming June draft.

Players are to report to the Dodgertown batting cages at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday. ALL players need to bring WHITE pants perferably with a navy blue stripe on the sides. We WILL have the pants order in shortly, but I can not gurantee that it will be in by this weekend.

The Renegades other games at Vero are as follows:

May 26 vs. Perfect Game National Academy 5 p.m.
May 27 vs. All-American Prospects 'Red' 10:15 a.m.
May 27 vs. TBA 1:15 or 3:30
May 28 vs. TBA 9/11:30

The finals are on Monday, May 28th at 11:30 a.m. The rest of the pitching matchups will be announced closer to game day.


Sunday, May 6
Why Don't Hispanics Play

This is a great article quoting two Hispanic Central Florida Renegades players in Chris Roman and Enrique Alma.

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D.J. Bissell at 1B for the Renegades.
Saturday, April 7
UCFs DJ Bissel Hits Game-Winner in 10th

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - For the second time this season, the UCF baseball team walked away with a victory after trailing heading into its half of the ninth inning. The Knights (17-17, 1-6 Conference USA) were down 4-1 in the ninth with two outs on the board and did not have a runner on base, yet somehow walked away with a 5-4 10-inning victory over Southern Miss (18-13, 1-6) Friday in C-USA action.

Pinch-hitter Tim Russell started the two-out ninth-inning rally with a double and eventually Tyson Auer plated three runs with the bases juiced to send it to extras. In the 10th, the Knights put runners at the corners to set the stage for freshman D.J. Bissell to connect for his first collegiate hit and RBI, locking up the unbelievable victory for the Black and Gold.

Auer, a junior, and Bissell both hail from Longwood, Fla., and attended Lake Mary High School.

"I didn't want to let my teammates down," said Bissell, who entered the game in left in the top of the eighth inning. "I was looking for something on the outer half to drive. I worked back and he threw me a curve ball and I kind of just threw my hands at it. I didn't know it was a hit when I hit it. But the whole team did awesome. Jaager (Good) was lights out, our defense was outstanding and we didn't have any errors. To come back in the ninth was remarkable. We never gave up."

Bissell will be batting clean up for the Renegades this summer. The INF/OF is expected to be one of the Renegades best hitters, especially for power.


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Copenhaver threw three shutout innings in relief to beat USC.
Monday, February 19
Copenhaver Named POW

In Charleston, S.C., Bryan Altman went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer in the seventh inning as The Citadel scored five times in the seventh and eighth innings to rally past second-ranked South Carolina 7-6 Sunday at the Crab House Shootout. Richard Jones added a sacrifice fly for the game-winning run in the eighth for the Bulldogs (4-2), who beat third-ranked Nebraska exactly one year ago. Raymond Copenhaver tossed three scoreless innings of relief to post the win. James Darnell homered for the third straight day and drove in three, and Justin Smoak and Reese Havens also homered for the Gamecocks (5-1).



The Central Florida Renegades Fireman of the Year for 2006 was named as the Citadel's “Bulldog of the Week."

True freshman Copenhaver earned his first collegiate win in The Citadel's 7-6 victory over No. 1 South Carolina on Sunday night. The side-armer came to the mound with the Dogs trailing by five runs and shutdown a Gamecock offense that belted three home runs in the third inning to go up 4-0. Copenhaver entered in the sixth and tossed three solid innings as he held South Carolina scoreless and only gave up one hit while striking out three in only his fourth appearance in a Bulldog uniform.

The Apopka, Fla. native aided in silencing the hot Gamecock bats as The Citadel held South Carolina to seven hits on the night, marking the first time the Gamecocks have not had 10 or more hits all season. The Dogs also held the Gamecocks to their lowest score all year as they put up six on The Citadel's starter, but Copenhaver came in to put an end to the South Carolina scoring and allowed the Bulldogs to come back for their first win over a ranked South Carolina team since 2003.

Copenhaver came in with the Dogs trailing 6-1. He gave up a hit to the first batter he faced but then got out of a bases loaded jam forcing a groundout to first base. The freshman then retired six straight Gamecock batters, allowing The Citadel to come from behind for the victory.



Friday, February 9
18U Summer Coaches Awards: BISSELL, FALASCO, PARRY, SIMPSON, SPRUILL

The Central Florida Renegades are naming three Coaches Award from the 2006 season. The winners of the Tom Klosterman Award for character and dedication to the program are D.J. Bissell, Billy Falasco and Jeff Simpson. The new Jon Koronka Award for a pitcher who has high character and works hard to become better every day is Ian Parry. Dustin Spruill has won the Renegades Coaches Award for his dedication to the program the past two summers.

Tom Klosterman Award

D.J. BISSELL - D.J. finished the season with the highest batting average on the team - over .400 - and was second in the MVP balloting. The UCF freshman will be playing his third season with the Renegades this summer - batting in the cleanup spot.

"DJ is just a great young man who I believe will make it big in professional baseball after he finishes at UCF," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "He is a team leader who works hard and wants to win every day. It has been great watching DJ grow into a teriffic baseball player the last few years"

BILL FALASCO - Billy finished the season as one of the top hitters and pitchers for the Renegades. He will take his skills to Richmond where he will play two-ways for the Spiders.

"As I said when Billy signed he is a great young man coming from an outstanding family," Pincus said. "I'm proud that we have class individuals like Billy on our ballclub. He is an great players, but an even better person."

JEFF SIMPSON - Jeff is another team player who might be the best defensive center fielder in Florida and the top leadoff hitter as well. Simpson is always a threat to steal a base or take the extra base. His attitude as a leader on the field allows us to look forward to a great summer season.

"Having Jeff in center and in the leadoff spot solidifies this team in many ways, Pincus said. "Jeff's winning attitude is contagious and he has helped rally the troops for several comeback wins. Jeff will be another three year summer starter this year (won the MVP award in 2005) and will then take his skills to Stetson to try and lead them to the Atlantic Sun title every year. I expect him to have a very successful college career and a chance at the pro ranks as well."

JON KORONKA AWARD

Koronka played for the Renegades under Coach Klosterman before he was drafted and signed Ian Parry did an outstanding job on the mound last summer as the workhorse of the staff and clearly on of the most consistent pitchers on the team. Ian is currently at Furman University and will play for the Renegades this summer depending on the number of innings he throws at Furman.

"Ian is an outstanding pitcher and has the potential to eventually make it in professional baseball," Pincus said. "Ian is a smart pitcher. He just doesn't throw he thinks about what he is going to do first and then executs it. I hope Ian throws a lot of innings at Furman this year and contributes to a great season for them. He is an outstanding young man who will do great things in his life in the future."

RENEGADES COACHES AWARD

DUSTIN SPRUILL - Dustin is a trooper. After an injury dropped the catching staff to only two receivers Spruill has to pick up the load and catch the majority of the games last summer. Instead of complaining he relished the idea of catching every day. He leaves the program as one of the top catchers in the history of the Renegades.

"Dustin was a pleasure to coach because he loved to win and knew how to play the game to win," Pincus said. "He is catching for the No. 1 school on his list as a junior, which to me is what the Renegades are all about. Auburn University knew of him and saw him with us and offered him a scholarship on the spot. I expect that Dustin will make an impact on the Tigers lineup from both sides of the plate this season.


Tuesday, February 6
16U COACHES AWARD - NICK SIMMONS

Nick Simmons is the winner of the 2006 16U Coaches Award. The Miami Killian catcher handled many of the receiving duties for the Renegades last summer - including catching every game of the 2006 Regionals.

"Nick did a great job for us last summer," former Renegades Coach Ryan Peavey said. "he is a gutsy kid and plays hard. He really picked us up in a jam when our other catcher was hurt or couldn't be there."

The rest of the awards will be announced shortly.

AWARD WINNERS

2006 FALL CY YOUNG - Tye Buckley
2006 FALL MVP - Billy Falasco
2006 FALL COACHES AWARD - Eric Grabe
16U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG - Zach Levitt
16U 2006 SUMMER MVP - Nick DelGuidice
16U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD - Nick Simmons

NEXT UP
18U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
18U 2006 SUMMER MVP


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Michael Rudman threw a shutout inning opening day for Miami.
Saturday, February 3
Rudman & Straus Do Well in Season Debuts

Former Central Florida Renegades right-hander Michael Rudman made his University of Miami debut by pitching a shutout inning - pitching parts of the seventh and eighth innings. In the ninth inning Mercer College scored two runs to beat the Hurricanes. Rudman was not involved with the decision.

Rudman will be offically named the Renegades 2006 Summer Cy Young award winner later this month. He will receive an award during the summer.

One of the top Renegades players from the 2004 season, Florida State's Ryan Straus, notched the win against Tennessee in the third game of the three-game sweep by the Seminoles. Straus started and threw five innings "in a workmanlike effort" to topple the ranked Volunteers.


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Nick DelGuidice will play at Lake-Sumter CC next fall.
Friday, January 26
Nick DelGuidice Heads to Lakers

An immediate impression
By DAWN REISS
St. Pete Times
Published January 18, 2007

INVERNESS - Most college offers happen after weeks, sometimes months of discussion between a coach and player.

Lake-Sumter Community College didn't have to think long when it came to Citrus senior shortstop Nick DelGuidice.

Just one day.

Though LSCC assistant baseball coach Rich Billings had watched DelGuidice before, DelGuidice had never worked out or participated in a tryout for the Lakers.

Billings said LSCC was unsure what kind of scholarship offers they were going to make during the last day of a three-day holiday camp.

Then DelGuidice showed up.

At the urging of his competitive coach, Bob Pincus of the 18-and-under Central Florida Renegades, DelGuidice decided to go despite missing the first two days of the camp.

Billings noticed DelGuidice's work ethic, his quick reaction time and ability to make adjustments. He liked his strong defensive and strong hitting skills that put him in the top of the lineup at Citrus.

"Nowadays, it's tough to find that," Billings said. "Some are in the game because their parents put them in it. Nick just loves to play baseball and you can tell."

Then he learned about DelGuidice's 3.5 grade point average.

Four LSCC players, two second basemen and two shortstops, recently were declared ineligible and Billings was sick of it.

"We had a few guys with academic problems," Billings said. "And I decided I'm tired of putting up with this. I'm going to do it the right way."

DelGuidice's combined academic and athletic skills made Billings realize "he's a guy we have to have." The same day DelGuidice went to camp, Dec. 29, LSCC made the offer.

A week later after a campus visit with his father, DelGuidice accepted. He signed the paperwork Wednesday.

"I wanted to have it done before the season started," said the 17-year-old who lives in Floral City. "Now I'm a lot more relaxed for the season."

DelGuidice batted .430, had 46 hits, 14 doubles and 29 runs last season, helping the 'Canes in their consecutive postseason runs.

"Nick is consistent every day," Citrus coach Jon Bolin said. "He makes a lot of the routine plays, but he can also make the dazzling plays, too. He can go deep in the field and make a lot of plays that a lot of other shortstops can't make."

Nick was the Most Valuable Player for the Renegades 16U team and is expected to make a major impact this summer in the middle infield.

"I believe LSCC is a great fit for Nick," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "With former Renegades players' Richie Billings and Josh Holt running the team next year I expect LSCC to be very successful quickly. Nick is a great kid who I believe will fit into the hard-working style of Coach Billings."


Thursday, August 24
Renegades 2007 College Verbals/Signing

The following players from the Summer and Fall Renegades team have verbaled to colleges.

Nick Adams - INF (Mercer College)
John Michael Blake - RHP/UT (Lake Sumter CC)
Brandon Bonner - RHP (Florida Gulf Coast)
Brandon Brewer - INF (West Florida)
Tye Buckley - LHP/OF (The Citadel)
Nick DelGuidice - INF (Lake-Sumter)
Taylor Everist - RHP (Tallahassee Community College)
Billy Falasco - RHP/OF/INF (University of Richmond)
JW Kilpatrick - 1B (Eckerd College)
Blake Kummer - OF/RHP (Tallahassee Community College)
Zach Maggard - C (Florida Southern)
Michael Main - RHP/OF (Florida State)
Zach Pietrzyk - RHP (University of South Florida)
Chris Roman - RHP (Newberry College)
Tyler Scanlon - OF (Lake-Sumter CC)
Jeff Schaus - OF (Clemson University)
Jeff Simpson - OF (Stetson University)
Ryan Vigue - LHP (Florida State)


Monday, December 25
Christmas prayers needed

On this Christmas Day 2006 I'd like to ask each and everyone to take time out from their busy days to pray for two former Renegades players.

Last season Matt Ridilla was an outfielder/pinch runner for the Renegades. He stole a bunch of bases before he headed up to North Florida as a walk-on. During an exam there it was discovered he has cancer. Thank God he chose to go to UNF and had to have an exam before he cold play. From what I understand he is doing well and plans to attend classes in the Spring at UNF.

I was just informed one of our former pitchers Kevin Cray has cancer as well. I do not know the details, but our best wishes and prayers are with both of these young men.

I hope and pray that these families can have the joy of seeing these young men grow up and live productive lives. In both cases these are outstanding people who will do well in life.

Please take a moment of out of your day to pray for both players.


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Billy Falasco verbaled to the University of Richmond.
Saturday, December 16
Spiders Stick Falasco

The Central Florida Renegades are proud to announce the verbal commitment of Most Valuable Player Billy Falasco to the University of Richmond in Virginia. The Spiders topped Delaware, The Citadel and Ole Miss in the battle for Billy.

Billy will continue to be a two-way play in Richmond - pitching and playing outfield. For the Renegades, Billy is projected to pitch and play third base and outfield.

"I'm thrilled with the great decision that Billy has made going to a top baseball program and academic institution like Richmond. All of his final choices were excellent," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "Richmond coaches Mark McQueen and Ryan Wheeler are two of the most honest and hard working guys in the business. I believe Billy will do well for the Spiders."


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Renegades 16U MVP Nick DelGuidice in his Citrus HS uniform.
Sunday, December 10
16U 2006 Summer MVP - NICK DELGUIDICE

The Central Florida Renegades are proud to announce that Nick DelGuidice is the 2006 16U Most Valuable Player. The slick fielding infielder helped lead the Renegades to the 2006 Regional final - before falling to the Florida Pokers.

"Nick was a great leader for our ballclub this summer," Renegades 16U coach Ryan Peavey said. "He stabilized our infield with his great defense and also came up with some big hits for us this summer."

Nick, a senior at Citrus High School, played for Peavey for the past two seasons. This hard-worker is always continually working at inproving his game; while brining the people around him up to a new level. During the fall, Nick only made one error at second base. At the end of the last high school season he was named Citrus-Hernando County Player of the Year by the St. Pete Times.

"I'm excited to have someone as good as Nick defensively in the infield this summer," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "Defense is so important at this level in the infield. Nick gives us the stability at second base that we did not have last summer. Of course, he is an outstanding shortstop as well and will have a great high school season."

"I expect that Nick will once again be a leader on and off the field for the Renegades. I'm looking forward to coaching someone like Nick who plays the game the right way by hustling and working hard."

AWARD WINNERS

2006 FALL CY YOUNG - Tye Buckley
2006 FALL MVP - Billy Falasco
2006 FALL COACHES AWARD - Eric Grabe
16U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG - Zach Levitt
16U 2006 SUMMER MVP - Nick DelGuidice

NEXT UP
16U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
18U 2006 SUMMER MVP


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Nick DelGuidice


Monday, December 4
Bonner Heads to Florida Gulf Coast University

Central Florida Renegades pitcher Brandon Bonner, a 6-5 right-hander committed to Florida Golf Coast University in Fort Myers on Monday night. The Lakewood High School senior has been clocked in the mid-90s during the last year.

FGCU will begin their first year in the Atlantic Sun Conference next season. Renegades' `center fielder Jeff Simpson signed earlier this year with Stetson - another A-Sun team.

"I believe that FGCU is a great fit for Brandon," Renegades coach Bob Pincus said. "We realize that there is a good chance that he will get drafted this Spring as well. The sky is the limit for Brandon. From the start of last summer until the end of the fall he has just kept improving as a pitcher - a credit to Coach Plante.

"If Brandon doesn't get drafted high enough to sign professionally we're looking forward to having him in the rotation this summer. He is one of the pitchers who can help the Renegades bring a Southeast Regional title to Central Florida."


Sunday, December 3
16U 2006 Summer Cy Young Award - ZACH LEVITT

The Central Florida Renegades 16U 2006 Summer Cy Young Award winner is Zach Levitt. Not only was Levitt the ace of the Renegades 16U staff this summer, but he also was the winning pitcher for the 18s in a game at East Cobb vs. the East Cobb Cubbs.

Levitt won the first game of the Mickey Mantle SE Regional to help lead the Renegades to the championship game. The right-hander started the title game, but was hurt by five errors in the first inning that led to four unearned runs. Levitt shut the Florida Pokers down the rest of the way in that game.

This fall Levitt proved once again to be one of the top pitchers in the state of Florida. He started the Renegades' Sweet 16 game at the WWBA Championships against the St. Louis Pirates - leading Central Florida to a victory.

"Zach is an outstanding pitcher whose name is starting to get out to the colleges," Renegades 18U head coach Bob Pincus said. "I speak to coaches on his behalf every week. He is someone who will be watched closely this summer with the Renegades. We expect Zach will be one of the starters in our rotation as he is one of the top 2008 pitchers in Florida - if not the country."

"I really enjoed having Zach pitch for us this summer," Renegades 16U coach Ryan Peavey said. "He is a competitor and was clearly our best pitcher. I expect that Zach will have a great future with the Renegades, college, and professional baseball. I wish him the best of luck."

2006 FALL CY YOUNG - Tye Buckley
2006 FALL MVP - Billy Falasco
2006 FALL COACHES AWARD - Eric Grabe
16U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG - Zach Levitt

NEXT UP
16U 2006 SUMMER MVP
16U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
18U 2006 SUMMER MVP
18U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD


Sunday, December 3
No Crying in Baseball - Enjoy!



Saturday, November 18
Renegades FALL Cy Young AWARD: TYE BUCKLEY

In the next five weeks the Renegades will announce their 2006 Fall/Summer Awards. these awards will be presented on the 2007 Opening Day to all the winners.

Earlier this week, Buckley signed a Letter of Intent to attend The Citadel in the fall. He will be a two-way player at the Charleston, South Carolina school.

2006 FALL CY YOUNG AWARD

TYE BUCKLEY, TALLAHASSEE LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

Tye was clearly the best pitcher during the fall - dominating junior college teams like Central Florida CC and Semimole CC. Tye showed how good he was by pitching a no-hitter in the WWBA tournament against PG Gold (Baseball University).

Overall, Tye allowed three earned runs - two while pitching on short rest at the WWBA after the no-hitter - throughout the fall.

Tye also is one of the better outfielders on the Renegades. His clutch hitting and solid defense contributed to the success of the Renegades this fall. He will pitch and play outfield this summer.

"The first thing you see about Tye is that he is a great young man with high character values," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "Then you see Tye on the field or on the mound and see a bulldog with a lot of talent who won't back down in any situation. He is a great assest to the Renegades program and we're proud that he has chosen to attend a top college baseball program like The Citadel."

As per tradition, Tye will be the Renegades Opening Day starter for the 2007 season. The 2007 schedule is not yet complete.

NEXT UP:
2006 FALL MVP
2006 FALL COACHES AWARD
16U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
16U 2006 SUMMER MVP
16U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
18U 2006 SUMMER MVP
18U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD


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Billy Falasco is the Renegades 2006 FALL MVP Award winner.
Thursday, November 23
Renegades FALL MVP AWARD - BILLY FALASCO

The Central Florida Renegades FALL 2006 Most Valuable Player Award winner is Billy Falasco. This two-way player (RHP/Utility) pitched outstanding this fall, in addition to being one of the Renegades top hitters.

Billy's fall highlights on the mound including a two-hit effort against the Wisconsin Blazers at the World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter, Florida. He also threw five one-hit innings agains the North Florida Stars at the World Baseball Federation Treasure Coast Prospects Showcase in Vero Beach.

Offensively, Billy always seemed to come up with the big hit when needed. His offensive highlights include hitting a three-run homer against Hammertime Baseball Club at Jack Russell Stadium during the Winning Inning Scout Classic in Clearwater. Billy batted cleanup or third for most of the fall.

Billy is still undecided about colleges. The Seminole High School player should have a tremendous senior year.

"Billy is not only a great athlete and player, but an exceptional person as well," Renegades Coach Bob Pincus said. "Coaching a young man who is a complete team player has been an absolute pleasure. He is one of thoese young men who keep coaches in coaching because he is so fun to coach.

"As a player he is like a coach on the field. He know the game inside and out - probably because his dad (Bill) was a longtime successful baseball coach in Delaware.

"I am sure of one thing. Wherever Billy goes to school he will be both a success on the baseball field and in the classroom. I expect to be calling him Dr. Falasco in seven years. The character of our two major FALL Award winners, Billy and Tye Buckley (Cy Young) is outstanding, which explains a lot of their success."

ANNOUNCED AWARDS
2006 FALL CY YOUNG - Tye Buckley
2006 FALL MVP - Billy Falasco

TBA AWARDS
2006 FALL COACHES AWARD
16U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
16U 2006 SUMMER MVP
16U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
18U 2006 SUMMER MVP
18U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD


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Eric Grabe - Renegades Coaches Award winner.
Monday, November 27
Renegades FALL Coaches AWARD - ERIC GRABE

Renegades outfielder Eric Grabe has been named the Coaches Award winner for the 2006 FALL season. The Ocala native from Vanguard High School won the award that signifies a player who does more that just play well.

In Eric's case playing well was the easy part. The 2008 grad led the Renegades in batting average - including an amazing offensive performance at the WWBA Underclassman Tournament in October.

Eric had to learn a new position in order to make the Renegades. Not only did he quickly learn his new spot (left field), but he threw four runners out at the plate in his new role.

"Eric was/is a third baseman at Vanguard, but he was not going to be able to make our ballclub at that position," Renegades Head Coach Bob Pincus said. "However, I saw that he was an exceptional line drive gap-to-gap hitter and wanted him on the team. I offered him a spot providing that he played left field - not infield. Eric accepted the opportunity and exceled both offenseively and defensively. I expect that he will be one of the top hitters on the Renegades this summer and will be highly recruited by many Division I colleges.

"His positive attitude in making the position switch showed when he flat out tatooed the baseball every day. He is a respectful young man who has a great deal of baseball in his future."

2006 FALL CY YOUNG - Tye Buckley
2006 FALL MVP - Billy Falasco
2006 FALL COACHES AWARD - Eric Grabe

NEXT UP:
16U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
16U 2006 SUMMER MVP
16U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD
18U 2006 SUMMER CY YOUNG
18U 2006 SUMMER MVP
18U 2006 SUMMER COACHES AWARD


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Eric Grabe hitting for the Renegades.