The Brooklyn Cyclones won their 4th straight to improve to 6-2 on the season.
The Cyclones took an early 2-0 lead in the Top of the 1st off Stephen Tarpley. Tucker Tharp & Amed Rosario led of the game with back to back strikeouts. Tomas Nido & Michael Katz followed with back to back singles. Michael Bernal hit a Triple to score both of them before a Jeff Diehl strikeout ends the inning.
With Casey Meisner on the mound, the Ironbirds got one back on a 2 out solo shot by Alex Murphy in the Bottom of the 1st. In the bottom of the 2nd, Riley Plamer led off with a single. Palmer went to 3rd on a bad pickoff by Meisner. Oswill Lartiguez would hit a sac fly two batter later to score Palmer and tie it at 2.
The Cyclones scored again in the Top of the 3rd. Katz drew a 1 out walk. Bernal hit a triple to score Katz. Jeff Diehl singled in Bernal to make it 4-2. After back to back walks to Jhoan Urena & Joe Tuschak to load the bases, Ironbirds manager Matt Merullo pulled Tarpley for Alex Santana. Santana would be lights out, as he would get Dimas Ponce to foul out and Tharp to go down swinging.
In the Bottom of the 3rd, Aberdeen would start the inning off with a walk to Justin Viele. Steve Wilkerson would then hit a double to give Aberdeen 2nd & 3rd. After getting the next two outs, Mesiner would balk in Justin Viele & give up a single to Riley Palmer, scoring Wilkerson and tying the game up at 4.
Aberdeen would take a lead in the Bottom of the 6th. With Kelly Secrest in for Mesiner, Riley Palmer would reach on an infield single followed by a walk to Manny Hernandez. After getting Lartiguez to fly out, Secrest would walk Jay Gonzalez to load the bases. Secrest would then get Cory Segui, son of former Met & Oriole David Segui, to go down swinging. However, Judtin Viele would single in Palmer & Hernandez to make it 6-4 Aberdeen. Mike Hepple would come in and get Wilkerson to line out to end the inning.
In the Top of the 8th, the Cyclones would not go down quiet. With Derrick Bleeker on the mound, Bernal would lead off with a single to center. Diehl would go down looking, but Urena would single Bernal to 3rd & advance to 2nd on the throw. Tuschak went down swining, giving the Cyclones 2 on & 2 out. Manager Tom Gamboa sent Tyler Moore to hit for Ponce who was 0 for 2 on the night. Moore reached first on an infield hit to make it 6-5 and give Brooklyn 1st & 3rd with 2 outs. Moore was removed for Anthony Chavez. Tharp singled to right, scoring Urena and moving Chavez to 3rd. Tharp would advance to 2nd on the throw. The Cyclones had tied it at 6-6. Rosario grounded to short to end the inning.
Brooklyn would go ahead in the Top of the 9th. Nido led off with a double and advanced to 3rd on an error by Lartiguez. Derrick Bleeker would leave the game with an injury and be replaced by Brady Adamek. Katz hit a sac fly to Lartiguez, scoring Nido. Bernal kept his hot streak going by doubling, then advancing to 3rd on defensive indifference. Diehl would go down looking and Urena would ground out, but the Cyclones had a 7-6 lead going to the bottom of the 9th.
With Shane Bay in, Aberdeen’s 1st two batter, Wilkerson & Murphy, would fly out. Pinch-Hitter Jamill Moquete walked to put the tying run on base, but Bay would get Riley Palmer to ground out to 2nd, giving Brooklyn their 4th straight win and a tie for best record at 6-2 with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.