qmeme_1407552403424_747BOX SCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY

The Cyclones took their lone series with Batavia 2-1 by winning the 3rd game by a score of 4-2.

Brooklyn got on the board in the top of the 1st. John Mora drew a leadoff walk off starter Sean Brady. Amed Rosario grounded into a 3-6 force out. Michael Conforto grounds out, moving Rosario to 2nd. Jhoan Urena continued to prove why he is the clean-up hitter by hitting a single to center, scoring Rosario. Tomas Nido lined out to end the inning with the Cyclones up 1-0.

Mahoning Valley finally went ahead in the bottom of the 3rd. With Corey Oswalt on the mound for Brooklyn, Yonathan Mendoza hit a 1-out single to left & went to 2nd on an error by Conforto. Greg Allen walked, followed by a Steven Patterson strikeout. Leo Castillo singled to center, scoring Mendoza & Allen. Castillo went to 3rd on a throwing error by Mora. Oswalt got out of the jam striking out Francisco Mejia.

Brooklyn quickly bounced back in the top of the 4th. Michael Bernal drew a 1-out walk. Adrian Abreu hit a single that sent Bernal to 3rd. Jeff Diehl hit a double to left, scoring Bernal & Abreu. Dimas Ponce grounded out. With Mora up, Diehl stole 3rd. He would be left their as Mora struck out to end the inning with the Cyclones up 3-2.

Brooklyn added one more in the Top of the 7th. Ponce led off with a walk, followed by a single by Mora. Rosario & Conforto flew out, the latter sent Ponce to 3rd. With Urena up, an error allowed Ponce to score & Mora to go to 2nd. The inning ended with Urena flying out to center.

The Cyclones pitching did well for the 3rd straight night. Oswalt allowed 2 runs, 1 earned in his 6 innings of work. Cameron Griffin & Kelly Secrest each threw a scoreless inning to get a Hold. Shane Bay got his 11th save of the season, which included a strikeout to Greg Allen to end the game.

The Cyclones are now 29-25 on the season. The Tigers beat the Jammers, but the Cyclones still lead the Wild Card by a game. The Cyclones head to Batavia for a 3 game set.

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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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