Will play in ‘High A’ East league
The Hudson Valley Renegades, the minor-league baseball team that plays at Dutchess Stadium near Beacon, released its 2021 schedule on Thursday (Feb. 18) — its first as a full-season, Single A team.
If COVID-19 protocols can be worked out, the Renegades hope to play their first six home games, beginning May 11 against the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Maryland), after six games on the road, starting May 4 at the Jersey Shore Blueclaws (New Jersey).
Before moving this year from short season to Single-A, the Renegades played 36 games annually from June to early September as part of the New York-Penn League, which has disbanded. They will now play 60 games in the 12-team Single-A East League through a final home game on Sept. 19. The season normally begins in April but has been delayed.
Besides Aberdeen and Jersey Shore, the Renegades’ opponents will include the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Greensboro Grasshoppers and Winston-Salem Dash (North Carolina) and the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Delaware).
The team changed its affiliation this year, from the Tampa Bay Rays to the New York Yankees, and added pinstripes to its logo.
Single-game tickets are not yet available, but the Renegades are offering 30-game “flex” packages through March 4. See hvrenegades.com or call 845-838-0094.