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The Cyclones won their 2nd straight game vs the Williamsport Crosscutters this afternoon, thanks to a shutout performance by Corey Oswalt and a ton of errors by the Cutters.

Brooklyn got on the board in the Bottom of the 1st. Adrian Abreu, who has become the team’s leadoff hitter led off with a line out to center. Amed Rosario reached on an error by Ricardo Pinto. Jhoan Urena singled to right, moving Rosario to 2nd. Michael Conforto grounded out, moving Rosario to 3rd & Urena to 2nd. Michael Katz hit the ball to LF Jiandido Tromp, who dropped it, allowing Rosario & Urena to cross the plate and give Brooklyn a 2-0 lead. Tyler Moore grounded out to end the inning.

The Cyclones added more in the Bottom of the 2nd. Michael Bernal led off with a single to left & moved to 2nd on a throwing error by Jiandido Tromp. Tomas Nido singles center, scoring Bernal. Tucker Tharp drew a walk. Nido stole 3rd when Abreu went down swinging. Tharp stole 2nd to remove a chance of a doubleplay. Rosario hit the ball to 3B Derek Campbell, who tagged Nido out at home & giving Brooklyn 2nd & 3rd. Urena doubled in Tharp and Rosario to make it 5-0. Conforto grounded out to 1st to end the inning.

Brooklyn got one more in the Bottom of the 5th, thanks to the Michaels of this team. Conforto & Katz hit 1 out singles, followed by a single by Bernal to drive in Conforto 2 batters later.

Thanks to a long performance by the starter, Corey Oswalt, Manager Tom Gamboa did not have to use many relievers tonight, as Oswalt threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, a hit batter & one other base runner as he struck out 5. Scarlyn Reyes threw 2 perfect innings, allowing the bullpen to rest.

The Cyclones look for the sweep tomorrow, as they take on the Cutters at 11:30 for camp day. With this win, the Cyclones improve to 17-19 on the season, 2 games out of the lead for the Wild Card.

BOX SCORE & PLAY BY PLAY

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About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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