Tampa Bay Renegades: Welcome

2006 Champions
2006 14u AAU National Champions!
Welcome to the 2006 AAU 14U NATIONAL CHAMPIONS and 2007 AAU 15U -National Bronze- TAMPA BAY RENEGADES Website!

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2007 15u Nationals Team
The TAMPA BAY RENEGADES is a not for profit youth organization based in CLEARWATER, FLORIDA developed to provide competitive baseball opportunities for children ages 8 through 15. The RENEGADES were started in 1996 by Cap Taylor who along with Jerry Frey coached the origional RENEGADE TEAM. Tim Scheurmann and Rey Ortega started a younger Team the following year.The RENEGADE ORGANIZATION has had a lot of success over the years ,winning 5 FLORIDA AAU STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS and 1 runner-up As well as 2 GOLD( National Championships) ,1 SILVER AND 4 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE PRESTIGIOUS AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. The RENEGADES have also excelled in TRIPLE CROWN,USSSA AND WON SEVERAL IBC BASEBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS and twice placed 2nd at the IBC World Series.(see RENEGADE ALUMNI LIST on news page)
This website features the 2006 14U AAU NATIONAL CHAMPION TEAM and 2007 AAU 3rd place Medalist Team coached by Rey Ortega. 

Fall   2006 record 11-1
Summer 2006 record 17-1
Spring 2006 record 38-7 (15 shutouts)
Fall   2005 record 26-8-1

2007- AAU Diamond Sports Classic-National 2nd Place (16u team)
2007- AAU L2 High School -Slug-a Rama Champions( 16u-team)
2007- AAU 15u- Div 1- 3rd place NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007- Fall AAU L2 High School Div 3rd Pl State Championships(as 15u team)
2006- Fall AAU L2 High School Div 1st Pitch Champions (5-0 record)
2006- AAU 14U -DIV 1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS(10-0 record)   
2006- 2nd Place IBC World Series (7-1 record)
2006- 2ND AAU 14u Division 1 -FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (6-1)
2006- 2ND PLACE 14U Division 1- AAU SLUG-A-RAMA(5-1)
2005- 3RD PLACE 14U IBC FALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2005 3RD PLACE 14U IBC BALL-O-WEEN TOURNAMENT
2005- 1st-IBC 14U CELEBRATION STATION TOURNEY CHAMPIONS
2005- 1st-TRIPLE CROWN 13u Tournament CHAMPIONS

2005- IBC 14u Spring 3rd Place (played w/our 13u team)
2004- 1st-IBC 13u FALL STATE CHAMPIONS
2004- 9th 12uTRIPLE CROWN SPORTS NATIONALS
2004- top 10 AT 12u AAU NATIONALS- MINNESOTA
2004 - 5th place -IBC 12u WORLD SERIES
2004- 4th Place- AAU 12u SLUGFEST-Auburndale
2004- 3rd Place-USSSA 12u NationalQualifier
2004 AAU SPRING SEASON RECORD 18-5

2003-2nd Place 12u IBC Winternationals
2003-3rd Place/Div II-11u AAU NATIONAL TOURNEY
2003-2nd Place-IBC 11u WORLD SERIES
2003-1st Place- AAU 11u BRONCO'S TOURNAMENT
2003-1st Place-Clearwater 11u Competive Baseball League






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FALL 2006 AAU L2-1ST PITCH CHAMPS

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Sunday, December 16
16u Renegades come up just short in Diamond-AAU Invitational finish 2nd.

The Renegades played in the High School Division of the Inaugaral Diamond Sports Classic, this Thanksgiving weekend.  Making it all the way to the Championship only to lose to state arch-rival Chet Lemon's Juice team. After falling behind 6-0, the Renegades rallied whenTyler King hit a 2-out grand slam to tie the game at 6-6 in the 4th. However the Juice proved to be too tough on his day rallying for a 12-7 win and Clinching the championship.

In the semi final, Mark Monroe pitched a 2-hitter for a 4-1 win against a very strong California Quakes team from Los Angeles. Tripp Merrell drove in 3-runs, with a single, double and triple.

The Indiana Yankees, a solid travel team composed of juniors and seniors was shut down by Tripp Merrell on Saturday. The offense led by the TK's- Tyler King and Tyler Kellman pounded out 10 runs against Indiana. For a 10-2 win and a shot at California.

Pool play games included a 16-3 win over the Clearwater Threshers and 8-0 over the Trinity Titans as well as a 6-3 loss to the Indiana Yankees. 

 

 



Saturday, October 27
16u Renegades win AAU HS- Slug-A-Rama

The Slug-a -Rama was a lot of fun. We had great hitting and pitching all around after the first game. It is great to see that the boys have not lost their championship fire. With a 17-0 win in the 2nd game on saturday after an ugly opening round loss the stage was set for a run at the trophy. Will Fulmer,Tyler King (2-doubles)and Tyler Kellman(triple) each had 3 hits in 3 at bats.
In sunday's elimination round Tripp M.went the distance (6 inn)after allowing only 1-run in the first and securing an 11-1 win against the Threshers. Will F.,  Sean O., Tyler Kellman, Andre' O.and Kyle G. each had 2 hits. Sean hit a solo homer over the left field fence.
Followed by an outstanding pitching performance by Kraig R. in the Semi-Final against the highly favored Chet Lemon's Juice All-Star Team.
After a 2 run first inning by the Juice, it was all Renegades taking a 4-2 lead into the 6th as Kraig baffled the batters with his off speed stuff.On offense Tripp doubled and scored on a squeeze play when the lefty pitcher went to first to pick off T. Kellman and then in the 5th Tyler Kellman set up a 2 run inning laying down a masterful bunt down 3rd to advance Tripp and set up 2 more runs.Tyler King  got a single in the 6th stole 2nd and scored on a double by Sean O.,Mark M. followed with another single apparently scoring Sean but the umpire ruled that he stepped on catcher's foot and not the plate for a strange end to the inning.Mark Monroe took over and the mound and after a single by James Ramsey hung an 0-1 change-up to the DH -Talady who homered and had 3 of the Juices 6-hits on the day to tie the Game at 4-4.
In the 7th Kyle G.drove Andre' O.in from 2nd on a 2 out single to center for a 5-4 lead. Mark struck out the lead off batter, and beaned ex Renegade Eric Arce on an 0-2 pitch to put the tying run on first,but proceeded to strike out the next batter on a 3-2 curve ball and Andrew gunned down Arce at 2nd for the final out of the game.
After a little fun at RJ Gators watching the 4th quarter of the Bucs win over the Titans it was back to the fields and the championship Game against the Volusia Attack who beat us 12-2 in the opening game in 4-innings and averaged 13 runs per game to get to the Championship. Travis Webster must have gotten inspired because he pitched a complete 7 inning 4-hit shutout allowing just one walk against a very good hitting ballclub. Andrew Mc had 2- doubles/2 runs and Sean O.-1 double and a single/ 3 rbi's, Tyler King 2-singles 2-runs/2 rbi's  and Tripp added another double to lead the offense. The result another championship for the Renegades.
Despite playing with 9 and 10 players all tournament and without some of our key pitchers the Renegades showed that they are still. Mark Monroe and Tyler King our most recent additions certainly stepped up and promise to help the Team as we move forward. We now have 3 former Braden River Hurricanes on the team. Longtime Renegade Tyler Kellman was also a welcome addition, it is nice to have him back up with us.


Friday, July 27
RENEGADES TAKE BRONZE MEDAL at AAU NATIONALS

The Renegades had high hopes of repeating as National Championships this summer but came up short. Despite playing some outstanding baseball all week and staying in the winner's bracket until the last day, The New Jersey based Tri State Arsenal beat the Renegades 4-3 and knocked the team down into the losers bracket final against the Carolina Avalanche from Greenville, SC.

The Avalanche jumped out to a quick 7-1 lead in the first 2 innings of the semi-final putting the Renegades in a big hole.The team however came back with a vengence in the bottom of the 3rd with a 10 run inning. Eric Arce led off with a single, 6 singles and a double by Sean O'brien followed, and Arce capped the inning with a 3 run homer.

The Avalanche however kept coming back scoring 1 in the 5th, 4 in the 6th to tie at 12-12 and again 1 to tie it at 13-13 in the 7th after the Renegades scored.

The game went for 2 more scoreless innings until The Avalanche scored a run in the top of the 10th on a single, stolen base a sac bunt and a single by their 9th batter.The Renegades loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning but failed to score ending their chance to play the Arsenal for the National Championship.

In the end, Playing with only 10 players turned out to be too difficult. The Renegades ran tight on pitching and some of the players had to play hurt and sick since there was no one else to replace them. All in all it was a great tournament and the boys showed they were the team to beat. All week they faced the #1 pitchers and battled every game until the last out. Both the Arsenal and the Avalanche game went down to the last pitch with the tying and winning runs on 2nd and 3rd. So we know these boys will be back next year knowing they could have repeated!

Congradulations to the Tri State Arsenal who beat the Avalanche 7-5 for the 2007 National Championship!!




Sunday, July 1
Renegades take First 2 in pool play at Nationals

Tampa Bay's Renegades opened the AAU National Tournament with 2 strong wins on opening day. In the opener the Renegades beat The Worchester Mass Heat 7-3. Andrew McCormick Pitched 4 strong innings followed by Kyle Griffith who finished the Game on the mound.Casey Mullholland hit a Homerun over the 350 foot fence.

In the second game the Renegades pounded out 11 runs against a strong Carolina Avalanche Team that just won the Triple Crown tourney in Omaha at the College World series. The final score was 11-5.


Wednesday, June 20
Can The Renegades Repeat in 2007?

The Tampa Bay Renegades are getting ready for the AAU National Championships in Kingsport, Tennessee starting on June 30. Repeating as National Champions is always a challenge, and some injuries to the pitching staff will make it even more difficult. However, these boys have shown a lot of drive and fortitude and they will be up to the challenge. Despite not playing together as a team since December, the team went 3-1 at the state tournament losing 2-1 in the quarter finals to the Bloomingdale Bullets Baseball Team in extra innings despite Travis Webster's 7- inning no-hitter. One of the keys to our team's success is the continuity of the players. Where most teams constantly pick up players the Renegades have managed to stay intact.
A one week tune up at the IMG Academy in Bradenton will help get the team focused and ready for Tennessee. Todd Shorter, Kyle Griffith, Sean O'brien and Andre' Ortega will have to step up and shore up the pitching staff. Patrick Camporini, Travis Webster and Casey Mullholand will handle most of the pitching duty, with Andrew McCormick, Eric Arce and Will Fulmer behind the plate.


Tyler Clippard
Tyler struck out but got the Win!
Tuesday, May 22
Tyler Clippard Makes it to the Show

Congradulations to former Tampa Bay Renegade, Tyler Clippard who was brought up to the Majors by the New York Yankees and won his first professional game on May 21, 2007 against the NY Mets.

Tuesday, November 14
Renegades place 3rd in High School L2 Div at States

The Renegades kept their winning streak intact all of the fall season until the semi Final Game of the AAU L-2 State Championship and settling for 3rd Place.The game against the Space Coast Stars,was a one sided 5-3 game in which the Renegades made 3 rare and crucial baserunning errors, literally taking the offense out of the Game. The Stars played a solid game taking advantage of Renegade mistakes and getting some clutch hitting on the way to the Championship Game. As usual the Renegades battled to the end, getting a couple of hits in the last inning and ending the game with the tying run on base.The long day apparently took it's toll on the Renegades who started at 6am or earlier to travel to Winter Haven against a team who's first game was at 12:30pm.

In the Quarter Finals Kraig Richmond pitched a 7 inning, 1-hitter to beat the Manatee Sandlot Sluggers 5-1.Led by Chris Knott's 2-run Homer on offense.

In the Sunday Morning 8 am game,Todd Shorter's return to the mound after a whole year off proved to be a shot of Adrenilin for the team as the Renegades beat the Braden River Hurricanes 8-3. Todd went the distance on the mound. Will Fulmer and Chris Knott had 3 hits apiece, Eric Arce with 2 hits and Kraig Richmond hit a 3-run Blast over the right centerfield fence to put the game on ice.

In the win over the Central Fl Slayers, Casey Mulholland had 3 hits,3 runs and 2 rbi's,Chris Knott 3 hits 1 run and 3 rbi's leading to a 13 run 4 inning victory.
Kraig pitched 3 innings , striking out 6 batters.

The Renegades,remain basically a 14-15 year old team competing against older teams. So we have to be very proud of our team and know that we will only get better!Despite injuries this fall the team has managed to stay together and when everyone is healthy and available we should be able to make a good run at defending our National championship ths Summer!


Tuesday, November 14
Nick Stanley signs with NC State

Renegade Alumni Nick Stanley 99',00',01'signed with North Carolina State University. Nick who was an All-County catcher at Seminole High School previously played for South Florida Community College. Good Luck, Nick!

Sunday, October 7
AAU 1ST PITCH CHAMPS- HIGH SCHOOL L2 DIVISION

The rain could not stop the 15u Renegades at the AAU 1st Pitch Classic. Despite being rained out for the weekend for the second straight tournament the Renegades returned to the field to win the first major Tournament of the fall. Going 5-0 against JV squads from around the state with 16 and 17 jr old players. The final was a great 7-2 game between the Renegades and the Bullets Baseball team from Durant High. With Patrick Camporini sick as a dog all day, he managed to take the mound and hold the Bullets to 2-runs. The renegades were in a tight 2-2 game until the 4th when Kraig Richmond hit a bomb off the left field fence with a runner at third to break up the tie. Tripp Merrel followed with another double scoring Kraig. The bats came Alive as Eric Arce hit a shot off the right field fence for a double starting a 3 run rally the next inning.
Patrick then dug deep and found enough energy to finish the complete game.


Best in the Country!
Saturday, July 29
2006 Div 1- AAU National Champions!

The Renegades never let their guard down and never fell behind at the AAU Nationals in Sarasota until the 3rd inning of the Championship game when the Virginia Breeze took a 3-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning , Kyle Griffith led off with a first pitch line shot to left, Andrew McCormick walked and Todd Shorter singled to right-center to score Griffith.Will Fulmer squeezed McCormick home and Sean O'brien Doubled home Shorter to tie the score. the inning ended with bases loaded but the Breeze were able to get out of the jam. With the score tied at 3-3 the Renegades never looked back! In bottom of the 4th, Kyle Griffith singled again with one out to start another rally. Tripp Merrell walked, Shorter singled scoring Griffith, Fulmer singled scoring Merrell and Shorter, O'brien doubled again this time into the left ceterfield warning track scoring Fulmer, JR Murphy singled to left and Casey Mulholland drove O'brien home with a shot single to left. The score after 4 was now 8-3.

Kraig Richmond who started the game struck out 5 of the first 6 batters he faced,but the breeze got 4-hits in the 3rd and 2 in the fifth which along with 2 walks led to 2 more Breeze runs.Patrick Camporini came out in relief and quickly put an end to the Breeze's rally.

The bottom of the 5th was started off with another Single by Kyle Griffith and a beatifully placed bunt single by Andrew McCormick which the Breeze were not even able to make a play. Merrell walked again to load the bases. Shorter popped up fr the first out and Will Fulmer followed with his second squeeze bunt of the game, this time scoring 2 runs as Andre Ortega, pinch running for McCormick broke early and scored from 2nd diving into home plate before the Breeze even knew what happened.O'brien singled home Merrell and Murphy hit a 385 ft triple to center scoring O'brien.

Patrick Camporini cruised through the last 2 innings to earn the save and become the center of the pile up on the mound as the Renegades stormed Camporini when Casey Mulholland caught a fly ball to end the game and piled up College World Series style on the mound.

10-0 record for the tournament, outscored opponents 105-29 in 10 games. Only trailed the other team once and that was for half of an inning. What a great week of baseball! An 18-1 record for the month of July(when it counts)and more importantly achieving the goal we always wanted becoming the 2006 AAU National Champs!


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Thursday, August 3
AAU National All Tournament Team

The National 14u All Tournament Team was led by Sean O'Brien ( .633 batting average,7 doubles,a triple,10 rbi's and 18 runs scored), Patrick Camporini(.615 batting avg.,.706 obp,15 rbi's,1 win and 3 saves on the mound),J.R. Murphy (.536 batting avg,a double, 3 triples and a HR,16 rbi's, 2 wins and a save) and Will Fulmer(.500 batting avg.,14 runs scored,9 rbi's and 3 squeeze bunts).
Kraig Richmond with 3 wins on the mound( .364 avg,2 doubles, 7 rbi) and Andrew McCormick who threw out 9 out of 10 baserunners who attempted to steal stood out, as did Kyle Griffith (.500 batting average), Casey Mullholland( .483, 14 rbi's,HR), Andre' Ortega(.556 batting average,10 runs, 5 sac bunts, 1 win, 2 saves), Travis Webster(.429 batting average,2 doubles and 2 wins),Todd Shorter's play in the outfield(.360 avg, 10 runs, 6 stolen bases) and Tripp Merrell closing out 3 games with saves.

It is truly amazing what a team effort this championship was! A .405 team batting avg and a .478 on base percentage at the plate and a total of 9 pitchers used allowed plenty of rest for the starters.


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IBC World Series
Monday, July 17
Another disappointing Championship at IBC World Series!

The Renegades came up short again this time losing to the East Cobb Dodgers in the IBC World Series 5-3 in a game that ended with bases loaded and a line drive to right field. It was a battle to the last out. Despite a great run during the tournament. After taking a month off this summer the team was hoping that this tourney would get us tuned up for the AAU Nationals in Sarasota.The boys played some outstanding baseball all week despite some very tough competition.
5 renegades made the All Tournament Team.
Kraig Richmond was selected as the tournament's Best Offensive Player, and Sean O'Brien, Patrick Camporini,Kyle Griffith and Todd Shorter were selected to the All Tournament Team. The amazing thing was that the tourney was a true team effort and Based on performance at least 4 other Renegades could have been picked.
Congradulations for a great week of baseball.
The real shame is that based on the double elimination format of the tournament the East Cobb Team should have had to play the Renegades again since they had lost to us 6-3 in our quarterfinal meeting. With both teams having one loss apiece there should have been a championship game. Based on all of the tie break criteria established by the IBC rules and regulations the Renegades should have been declared the winners based on runs allowed. This should serve our boys well in the most important tournament of the year, The AAU National Championships. We don't want any more runner-up finishes!


Thursday, June 7
Coghlan picked 36th overall by Marlins

The Following Article is from the St. Pete Times: Congradulations to Chris and the Coghlan Family!
Both Chris and his younger brother Kevin are Renegade Alumni and were part of the origional Tampa Bay Renegade teams.

Rays/MLB
Mom first thought on thrilling day
By BRIAN SUMERS
Published June 7, 2006

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As soon as his bonus check arrives, Chris Coghlan will buy his mom a present.

He can't say what it is, because that would ruin the surprise. But it will be nice.

"There's nothing I can give her to repay her for what she's done," Coghlan said. "She's been there. The strongest person I know in my life."

Heather Roefaro comforted him five years ago when his father, Tim, died in a car accident.

And she will share in the riches now that the Marlins have selected Chris in the supplemental first round, 36th overall, in Tuesday's Major League Baseball amateur draft.

"I just love my mom, and hopefully I can do something that shows what she's done for me," he said.

Coghlan, the Times' all-Suncoast Player of the Year in 2003, has been through the draft before. Selected in the 18th round by Arizona after his senior season at East Lake, Coghlan chose to attend the University of Mississippi.

This time, he is ready.

A junior third baseman, Coghlan has started all 63 Rebels games, batting .349 with four home runs and 48 RBIs. Mississippi hosts Miami in a super region beginning Saturday.

Heather already is in town, and mother and son planned a quiet celebratory dinner Tuesday night.

He can't celebrate too much, because he hopes to lead the Rebels to the College World Series.

Though the Marlins like his hitting skills, they also covet his leadership skills.

"Our scouts feel real good about his makeup," said Jim Fleming, Marlins vice president of player development and scouting. "He's a tough guy. He's a team guy. He plays very hard."

Fleming watched Coghlan, 20, play at the Southeastern Conference Tournament, where he helped lead the Rebels to the championship by batting .389.

And Tuesday, the first time Fleming and Coghlan spoke, the Marlins executive offered a simple compliment.

"Chris," he said, "You're a heck of a good-looking hitter."

Still, he is not a power hitter. And with major-league teams looking for players who can hit home runs to play third, Coghlan knows he could switch to second.

Fleming said Coghlan will begin his minor-league career at third but left open the possibility of a switch.

"I'll play wherever the organization wants me to," said Coghlan, a shortstop and second baseman in high school.

No matter where he plays, he has come a long way from East Lake High.

Coghlan left baseball briefly after his father died, choosing not to play at all in summer 2001.

Though he quickly returned to his favorite sport, Coghlan still remembers his father. Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the accident.

"It's definitely a special day," Coghlan said. "There's no doubt I thought about it. I definitely miss him."

His mom has remarried and moved from Palm Harbor to Tarpon Springs. Coghlan still considers Florida home.

And maybe someday, perhaps not far from now, he'll get to play major-league baseball just a few hours from home.

He certainly hopes so.

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Wednesday, May 31
RENEGADES 14U STATE TITLE LOST -TIRED UMPIRES MISS CALL

In what should have been the deciding play for the State Championship a pair of tired umpires could not come up with the right call. The State final between the Renegades and the Tampa Blades was a great battle between some outstanding pitchers. However the umpire crew working their 7th game of the day struggled all night to control the game and be in position to make the calls.

Following a 2-out 2-run triple by JR Murphy, Kraig Richmond hit a shot over centerfielder James Ramsey's head in which James made an incredible, athletic turning diving attempt to field the ball, however the ball came loose and down on the ground. Ramsey, who landed on the ball quickly fired the ball into the infield in an attempt to get Kraig at second.
However, the base umpire who remained behind the mound during the play called the play a catch and in effect killed the inning and took JR's run off the board. The play as it turns out would have been the difference in the game in regulation play.
Had the run scored the final score would have been 4-3. John Ryan Murphy pitched a gutsy 7 innings despite a super tight strike zone.

Instead with the game tied at 3-3 the game went into extra innings. The Renegades scored 1 in the 8th on a single by Casey Mulholland,followed by a base hit bunt by Will Fulmer and a sacrifice bunt, intentional walk to Murphy. A missed squeeze play resulted in a run anyway when Casey got interfered with during a run down by the third baseman.Casey Mulholland came in to pitch. In the bottom of the inning the Blades scored on a lead off double by Mark Monroe down the left field line followed by a clutch 2-out hit by Ramsey.

Nick Moore hit a double in the top of the 9th but got stranded.The Blades went down 1,2,3.

In the 10th Will got a single, Zach Payne made a great diving catch on Patrick's liner to center, JR walked and Kraig flied out. after stiking out the lead off man, Crouch walked was replaced by a pinch runner who got 2nd on a wild pitch. Munroe popped up for the 2nd out, bringing up Teddy Willis. In a classic match up Mulholland got Willis to full count before Teddy drove a base hit to right to drive in the winning run.

Ramsey who went the final 7 innings for the Blades got the win.

In the end it was an incredible, Championship Game with the Blades repeating as STATE CHAMPS. Congradulations to The Blades who ran the table all season as the #1 team and endured in the end. Just keep looking over your shoulders because the Renegades are coming to get you at Nationals!

In the Semi-final against the Central Fl Bomb Squad, the Renegades prevailed 4-1 running their tournament record to 5-0 and into the Championship match up with the Blades.Kraig Richmond pitched 6-innings giving up one run on a Colin Richardson, (their pitcher) homer to lead off the Second inning. The lead would be short lived as Patrick led off the 4th with a single and JR Murphy hit a towering Home Run into the houses across the street, for a 2-1 lead. Kraig followed up with a back to back blast that just missed a moving car driving on the street behind left field. Kyle hit a shot up the middle Andrew Mcormick moved him to third on a well placed slap bunt between the 1st and 2nd base and Andre' Ortega squeezed him home for the final run.
Casey Mulholland struck out the side for the Save! It was the Renegades 3rd straight win over the Bomb Squad after a tough season opening 5-2 loss in the President's Day tourney.

The quarter final game started out with the Renegades making 3 rare fielding errors in the 1st accounting for a 1 run lead for the Orlando Reds. In the bottom of the first Casey led off with a hit, Will sacrificed him over and Patrick drove him home with a line drive base hit.

Patrick settled down on the mound and started to mow down the Reds. In the Bottom of the 2nd Kyle Griffith hit the first pitch out of the park in Left field to take a 2-1 lead. Andrew followed with a hit and scored on Jake Shellenberger's single.

Camporini took over and finished the complete game with 10 strikeouts, and allowed just 3 hits. A 4-run 6th inning with hits by Patrick, JR, Kraig, Andrew and Nick iced a 7-1 win.



Sunday, May 28
TB Renegades Go 3-0 in Pool Play Advance to Championship Round

Playing cross State rivals the Lakeland Renegades in the opening round of the State Championships has become almost a tradition! The always tough Renegades have always been tough and incredibly competitive. But on this day the TB renegade bats came to play! A Will Fulmer single followed by a 340' double off the left field fence by JR Murphy got things going in the 1st. Kyle Griffith followed with a shot base hit and Andrew McCormick doubled him home for a 3-0 lead.

Brian Johnson walked to lead off the 2nd and was driven home on another 340' double off the left field fence by Casey Mulholland.

Patrick Camporini led off the 3rd with a base hit, Murphy singled Kyle sacrificed them to 2nd and 3rd and McCormick and Andre'Ortega and Nick Moore followed with
singles for a 7-0 lead.

Brian Johnson led off the 4th with a hit, followed by Casey and Will to load the bases. A walk to Patrick ended the game as Brian scored for an 8-0 win.

Patrick pitched 3, 1- hit innings and Andre' came in and shut the door for the save.

The 2nd game proved a little more difficult as Kraig Richmond struggled tofind the Strike Zone and gave up 5 runs in 3-innings on 5-hits to the Port Charlotte Thunder.

Down 5-0, the Renegades began to find their bats as Nick Moore, Jake Schellenberger singled and were driven home by Will Fulmer's hit. Jake took over on the mound and got 3 quick outs. With the Thunder leading 5-2 and their ace Holmberg on the mound ,Patrick,JR and Kyle singled, Andrew drove home Patrick with a base hit, Andre' squeezed JR home and Kyle scored an agressive head first dive at home on a passed ball despite the short backstop. The score was now 5-5 and it was a brand new game.

Jake hit a batter and walked the next leading to a Port Charlotte go ahead run. Murphy came in with 1 out and struck out the side to get out of the inning. Kyle led off the inning with an infield hit, Kraig got beaned and Andrew hit into a double play but moved Kyle to third. Andre' kept fouling off pitches to stay alive eventually getting one in the dirt and a walk which allowed Kyle to score again on the wild pitch and tie the game.

In the bottom of the 7th, 2 out singles by Will and Patrick set the stage for a JR Murphy blast over the Center Fielder's Head which ended the game as soon as Will touched home. A wild and exiting win over a tough Thunder Team. Murphy got the win and struck out 5 in 2 2/3 innings.

In the final pool play game vs the O-town Sportscenter, Andre' Ortega struggled to find the strike zone, with 5 walks but allowed only one run Thanks to 2 infield double plays. Jake opened the 3rd with a single followed by a Casey double will singled, Patrick snuck one into centerfield and Murphy hit a Double for a 3-1 lead.
Jake scored in the 5th after a sigle by Casey and a Bunt base hit by Will.

Jake pitched 3 innings for the win and Casey came in for the Save.


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Friday, May 5
Renegades fall short at Slug-a Rama

The Renegades played a great Tournament in Bradenton at the AAU Slug-a-rama beating the Central Fl. Bomb Squad, Sarasota Sting, Central Fl. Fury,and Tampa Stix only to lose in the Championship to the Tampa Blades.

Kraig Richmond held off the Bomb Squad in a tight 2-1 pitchers duel.Kraig allowed 5 scattered hits and no earned runs.

Patrick Camporini and Jake Shellenberger combined to shut out the Sting 6-0 in a late night game. Sean O'brien, Will Fulmer and Mario Labrador each had 2 hits and Andre Ortega had a Double stole third and scored on the pickoff throw from the catcher.

The bats came alive against the Fury, and Andrew McCormick and Kyle Griffith Combined for the 9-1 win.McCormick went 2-2 with a triple. Casey Mullholland, Sean O'brien and Will Fulmer each had 2 hits, and Mario Labrador and Andre Ortega each had bases clearing Doubles.

The bats exploded on the Stix as Patrick cleared the bases with a triple and, Casey Mullholland and Andrew McCormick followed up with consecutive triples. 3 back to back stand up triples pretty amazing 3 batters later Will Fulmer added a fourth triple. 12 quick runs and Mario Labrador Shut down the Stix, for a 12-0 win.Sean O'brien went 3-3 at the plate.

In the Championship game against the Blades,Patrick Camporini struggled on the mound with a tight strike zone,less than a day's rest and a powerful Blades batting order falling behind 6-2, before leaving the game.Patrick went 2-2 at the plate however.The Blades won 10-2.

It was great to have Casey Mullholland rejoin the team after his JV baseball season.


2005 High School All Star Game features former Renegades

The 2005 Pinellas County High School All Star Game was played on Sunday May 22nd and featured 10 former Renegades. The game was won 7-5 by the North county All Stars led by Alan Mason, Michael Ortega, Nick Stanley, Mike Booth, Josh Costanza, Bobby Shank and Kevin Garcia. Representing the South team were Gino Civello, Scott Beckwith and Ryan Thompson. Also selected but not attending were Jimmy Richter and Stefan Scheurman. It was really great to see all those kids on the same field at the same time. Most of these guys have already signed on to play in college next year! Congradulations to all, we will continue to follow your progress. Mitchell High's Louis Oliver was also an All County selection in Pasco Co. David Penn was an Honorable Mention Selection.

Wednesday, June 27
AAU Nationals Game schedule

AAU Nationals, Kingsport, Tennessee
Pool games,   Sunday July 1- 10:00 am Vs Worchester Heat Baseball
                            12:30 pm vs Carolina Avalanche
             Monday July 2-10:00 am vs Mavericks Baseball
                           12:30 pm vs NY Gothams