TROY, N.Y. — Shay Smiddy earned a hold as part of a four-hitter by three pitchers for the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single-A) in a 4-0 shutout of the Tri-City ValleyCats on Thursday.

The former Defiance High School star and Louisville pitcher was drafted in the 33rd round by the Tampa Bay Rays and signed on June 27. Smiddy struck out a pair and allowed a pair of hits in two innings of work, throwing 17 of his 23 pitches for strikes.

The former Bulldog has pitched three total innings in two career outings with three strikeouts and a save with a 0.00 ERA.

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