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Renegades rack up five straight wins

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Renegades' coach Jim Frost.
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The Duncan Renegades are off to a strong start to the baseball season with five straight wins.

The Midget AA league winners from last year are again being coached by Jim Frost and Mark Frame.

Carnarvon 2 was the team's first opponent and the Renegades won 3-1 in a game dominated by defence and pitching.

Jordy Frost and Blair Robertson both pitched well. The defence was led by Reiya Tomida's diving catch at second base that saved a run.

Another tight game followed against Peninsula and the Renegades came from behind to prevail 5-4. Down 4-2 in the sixth, the comeback began with a lead-off inside-the-park home run by Zach Komst and the Renegades eventually sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning.

A hard-fought battle with the other Duncan team, the Braves, ended in a 10-5 Renegades' victory.

Centrefielder Derek Hayes helped give the Renegades the edge by throwing out a runner at home plate. Robertson pitched two innings to preserve the win.

Komst led off the game with a home run and Tyson Eliason drove in two runs with a double.

The Renegades then won a lopsided affair over Ladysmith 16-2.

Adam Sakuma and Komst shared the pitching duties and Spencer Martin called a great game behind the plate. The Renegades' defence was sharp, turning two double plays.

Jordy Frost ignited the offense with a grand slam homer, Ty Rennie went three-for-three and Komst belted a double and a triple.

The Renegades poured it on again against Carnarvon 1, winning 17-2 as Robertson went three-for-four with four RBIs, Martin three-for-four and Sam Cross drove in two runs with a single.

Frost pitched shutout ball over three innings and Tomida struck out the side to end the game.

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