The Brooklyn Cyclones completed their 5 game road trip with their 6th straight win.
Brooklyn jumped on an early lead to the 2nd time in 3 nights, this time off starter Augie Bill. They began the game with a leadoff single from Tucker Tharp, who quickly swiped 2nd. Amed Rosario hit a bloop single to left to make it 1st & 3rd. Tomas Nido hit into a 4-6-3 doubleplay, but it was enough to score Tharp and give Brooklyn an early 1-0 lead.
Aberdeen would tie it up in the 3rd. After a strike out to Oswill Lartiguez, Cyclones starting pitcher Carlos Valdez gave up 3 straight hits to Byron Capellan, Steve Wilkerson and Manny Hernandez to load the bases. Alex Murphy hit the ball right to Michael Bernal, but it was enough to score Capellan from 3rd and tie the game up. Valdez quickly recovered and got Hector Veloz to fly out to Bernal to end the inning.
Bernal would lead off the Top of the 4th with a blast to left-center, giving Brooklyn the 2-1 lead.
Gaither Baumgardner pitched the last 4 innings, getting the save and giving Valdez the W. While both team had men in scoring position, neither would get the runs in.
The Cyclones improve to a NYPL best 8-2 on the season. They now lead the the McNamara Division by 2 games over the Hudson Valley Renegades, who come to MCU Park tomorrow. The Cyclones will play 5 home games during the next 7 days, taking on their McNamara Division rivals: Hudson Valley Renegades, Aberdeen Ironbirds & Staten Island Yankees. For more info on the upcoming homestand, click here.