The 13U Carbon Renegades traveled to the state tournament last weekend in search of back-to-back state titles. After beating the Vernal All-Stars on Friday, the Renegades took on the Eastern Utah Strykers, another Carbon County team, on Saturday. In an epic battle between rivals, Eastern Utah overcame a five-run deficit in the final inning to force the extras. The Strykers punched through a few innings later to win the game 11-10.
The defeat forced the Renegades to withdraw from the consolation bracket. That’s exactly what the Renegades did by defeating Vernal once again to set up a rematch with Eastern Utah. The Renegades landed in the rematch and won 11-5. In the win-win matchup, the Renegades scored 10 unanswered points to come back and defeat the Strykers 10-1 to take the state. It was a one-day marathon that included nearly 13 hours of straight baseball.
The Renegades consist of Kale Curtis, Logan Curtis, Curtis Jones, Xander Pappas, MJ Rushton, Joey Howell, Brodee Collins, Jesse Simmons, Bryson Shumway and Brody Ware. Coaches include Kalib Curtis, Konan Curtis, Tony Collins, Merlin Rushton and Mike Howell.
The Renegades will next compete in the Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Price with a trip to the Nationals in play. Full broadcast options will be available for this tournament. Be sure to check ETV News for more information on streaming options as the tournament approaches.