Renda Pitches Juice into semis

Tournaments : : Story
Jeff Dahn        
Published: Monday, October 25, 2010

JUPITER, Fla. – Chet Lemon’s Juice received outstanding starting pitching during its march to the semifinal round of the Perfect Game WWBA World Championship the last four days.

The Juice allowed only six runs in seven games leading up to their semfinal game against the Canes Baseball, with outstanding performances from Corey Stump, Luke Weaver, Tre Oest, Kuehl McEacheren, Tyler Knowles and Devin Smith.

In Monday morning’s semifinal, it was Thomas (T.J.) Renda’s turn.

Renda, a 6-1, 190-pound right-handed high school senior from Apopka, Fla., threw a five inning one-hitter at the Canes to Chet Lemon’s Juice past the Canes, 8-0, and into the championship game against the Dirtbags.

Renda, who recentlyaccepted a scholarship offer from Bethune-Cookman University, was never overpowering but did enough to keep the Canes’ hitter off-balance.

“I was feeling really good,” the soft-spoken Renda said. “I was just throwing my fastball most of the time and I was hitting my spots.”

Renda didn’t walk anyone and struck out four in his five innings of work. He retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced and picked the 12thone off first.

Renda enjoyed pitching in the environment the World Championship offers.

“I love pitching in front of all these scouts,” he said. “It really pushes up the adrenaline.”

The Juice took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on an RBI doubel from Ryan Coward then put the Canes away with a seven-run fourth. Stump’s two-run pinch-hit double and George Ragdale had a run-scoring triple in the inning.

Canes’ starter Jordan Ramsey was impressive early, striking out six of the first seven batters he faced and eight of the first 11.

Recent Related Articles
Canes a year older, wiser
This year's Evoshield Canes entry at the PG WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla., includes many prospects who were on the... READ 
Freshman World All-Tournament
The All-Tournament Team from the 2016 WWBA Freshman World Championship, held October 14-17 in Emerson, Ga., is now available ... READ 
Handicapping top Jupiter teams
After winning the 17u PG World Series and PG/EvoShield National Championship, Jacob Gonzalez and AZ T-Rex Rawlings may be poi... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
16u WWBA All-Tournament
The All-Tournament Team from the 2016 16u WWBA National Championship, held at the Perfect Game Park South fields at LakePoint... READ 
Fort Myers Weather Update
We are monitoring Hurricane Matthew very closely. From every source we have, the path of the storm will stay off the East Coa... READ 
World Championship Pool Preview
One-by-one PG will break down each of the 22 pools, A-V, set to compete at the 2016 WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla.,... READ 

Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page
About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2016 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.