The Brooklyn Cyclones ended their 2 game losing streak with an easy 5-1 win over the Aberdeen Ironbirds.
Aberdeen took an early 1-0 lead off starter Octavio Acosta, thanks to a 1st inning home run by Alex Murphy that hit off the left field scoreboard.
Brooklyn finally showed up in the bottom of the 5th. With 1 out and Janser Severino on the mound for the Ironbirds, Tomas Nido & Tucker Tharp hit back to back singles making it 1st & 2nd. Dimas Ponce caught a break by reaching on an error by 2B Steve Wilkerson, allowing Nido to score & Tharp to advance to 3rd. With the game tied at 1-1 and Joe Tuschak batting, Severino threw a wild pitch that allowed Tharp to score and Ponce to move to 2nd, giving Brooklyn their first lead of the night. Tuschak and Amed Rosario would both go down, but the damage was done.
Aside from that solo shot by Murphy, Acosta was lights out, giving up just 2 walks while striking out 7 in his 6 innings. Edioglis Villasmil came in the 7th & pitched 2 shutout innings, giving up Aberdeen’s other hit to Oswill Lartiguez in the 8th.
The Cyclones would not be done for the night. With Ivan Hernandez on the mound, Tuschak and Rosario would lead off the bottom of the 8th with back to back singles, making it 1st & 2nd. Jhoan Urena grounded out to 1st, but moved Tuschak and Rosario up a base. Michael Katz then singled to center, scoring Tuschak and Rosario to make it 4-1. Michael Bernal grounded out to the pitcher, but Katz moved to 2nd. With Tyler Moore up, Katz swiped 3rd. Moore then hit a triple down the right field line that allowed Katz to score. Nido went down swinging, but the score was 5-1 and Shane Bay was called in to close out the game.
Bay closed the door on this one easily. Federico Castagnini grounded out to 3rd, Alex Murphy popped out to 2nd & Jamill Moquete grounded out to 3rd, giving Brooklyn the 5-1 win.
The Cyclones now improve to an NYPL best 9-4, leading the McNamara Division by 1 game over Hudson Valley & Staten Island. They face the 1-12 Ironbirds tonight before taking on the Yankees this weekend.