The Cyclones led this one early on. Corey Oswalt would pitch 6 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits, while striking out 8 Renegades on a very humid night. After a scoreless top of the 1st, the Cyclones took control of the game.
Tucker Tharp reached on an error. Amed Rosario singled him to 2nd. After a Tyler Moore strikeout, Michael Katz hit a 2-run triple to give Brooklyn a 2-0 lead. Katz would score on a groundout by Nido, showing that the Cyclones can use small ball & power hitting.
The score would stay that way until the bottom of the 4th, when Joe Tuschak would hit a home run off the right field foul pole. While the umps didn’t initially call it, Tuschak was hustling around the bases. The Cyclones 1st HR of the season gave them a 4-0 lead.
The Cyclones also did something that was seldom done the last few years. In the 5th innning, Anthony Chavez and Amed Rosario both attempted to steal. while only Rosario was successful, it did show fans that Tom Gamboa’s managing style is not identical to Rich Donnelly’s.
The Cyclones would score one more in the 8th to give them a 5-0. Tyler Moore & Michael Katz opened the inning with 2 singles. Tomas Nido grounded into a fielders choice giving them 1st & 3rd. Michael Bernal was hit by a pitch loading the bases. Joe Tuschak would again come thru with an RBI, hitting a sac fly to left. While Moore scored, Nido was tagged at 3rd a few seconds later, but the run counted.
Scarlyn Reyes, who came in relief in the 7th, got the 3 inning save. In the top of the 9th, Clayton Henning hit a one out single. He would strike out Hunter Lockwood, before giving up a hit to Leopoldo Correa, setting up 1st & 3rd for the Renegades. He got Wilmer Dominguez to hit the ball to Michael Katz, unfortunately, Katz misplayed it, allowing Henning to score. Reyes got Chris Talley to hit into a fielder’s choice, sending the crowd of 4,508 home happy