Wappingers Falls, NY. - Starter Jeff Ames allowed just one hit over five innings of work with eight strikeouts and two walks as the Hudson Valley Renegades shut out the Connecticut Tigers Thursday for the third straight night, 1-0, in a New York-Penn League game played before 5,029 at Dutchess Stadium.
Richie Shaffer's RBI single in the bottom of the first inning scored Jake Stewart for the game's only run. The Renegades (43-20) had just five hits.
The Tigers managed just three hits off four Hudson Valley Pitchers.
Connecticut (29-33) was beaten Wednesday, 11-0.
Tuesday, former Fitch High School standout Jesse Hahn pitched five scoreless innings to earn the win as Hudson Valley won, 4-0.
• Ron Yuhas Jr. of Groton finished fifth Wednesday night in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour's UNOH Prefect Storm 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.
Norwalk's Ron Silk won the race, Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield was second and Berlin's Ryan Preece finished third. Other state drivers included Doug Coby of Milford (17th), Erin Berndt of Cromwell (18th), Ted Christopher of Plainville (26th), Ed Flemke Jr. of Southington (27th) and Wade Cole of Riverton (31st). Mike Stefanik of Coventry, R.I., 33rd.
• The Waterford Speedbowl will host the fourth annual Laps for Lupus Saturday as part of its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program.
It raises awareness and funding to benefit Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) Connecticut Chapter. A track walk, silent auction, as well as hospitality dinner and admission to the Speedbowl's racing program are available for donors and supporters of the cause. Walker registration occurs at 3 p.m. under the hospitality tent located behind turn 1. The free track walk around the Speedbowl's three-eighths mile oval will take the green flag by 4:15 p.m.
Following the Walk, participants making a $20 donation benefitting LFA receive a Speedbowl-style BBQ under the hospitality tent plus admission into the night's racing. All net proceeds from the night benefit the LFA's Connecticut Chapter. Those interested in walking may register online at www.lupusct.org.
Fitch fall sports
• Fall sports, other than football, begin on Saturday. They are as follows: boys' cross country in the gym lobby (9 a.m.); girls' cross country in the gym lobby (9:30 a.m.); girls' soccer on the baseball field (8:30 a.m.); boys' soccer at Cutler Middle School (8:30 a.m.); girls' swimming at Avery Point (5:30 a.m.); volleyball in the large gym (10 a.m.) and field hockey at the Mystic Education Center (9 a.m.).
For more information contact athletic director Marc Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 460-2898.
Montville fall sports
• There will be registration to play fall sports at Montville Saturday from 8-10 a.m., at the high school's main office. Registrants need to bring a copy of a current physical form (within 13 months) and a signed parent permission form. Both forms are available in the main office.
Practice begins Saturday: Boys' and girls' cross country on the track at 2 p.m., boys' soccer at 8 a.m.; girls' soccer at 11 a.m., and volleyball in the gymnasium at noon.
For more information contact athletic director Walt Sherwin at email@example.com.