The Cyclones ended their road trip with a record of 3-3, thanks to a walk-off loss tonight in what might be the team’s final game ever in, and against, the Batavia Muckdogs.
Batavia finally scored in the bottom of the 3rd. With Casey Meisner pitching for the Cyclones, Ryan Aper reach on an infield single & went to 2nd on Jhoan Urena’s error. Mason Davis hit a triple to right that score Aper to make it 1-0. Javier Lopez grounded out which allowed Davis to score. Meisner retired Carlos Duran and Victor Castro to end the inning.
With Jorgan Cavanerio on the hill for Batavia, the Cyclones struck back in the top of the 5th. John Mora hit a 1-out double to left and score two batters later on a single by Michael Conforto. Brooklyn tied it in the top of the 6th, thanks to Tomas Nido’s 1st homer of the season.
Brooklyn took the lead in the top of the 8th off new pitcher Connor Overton. With 2 away, Tomas Nido just missed hitting his 2nd homer of the game and ended up with a double. Overton then walked Jeff Diehl and Pedro Perez to load the bases. Tucker Tharp reached on an error that allowed Nido to score. With Josh Hodges called in to pitch a 3-2 ballgame, John Mora went down swinging.
Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa called on Carlos Valdez to pitch the Bottom of the 8th. Valdez gave up a 1-out single to Aaron Blanton. Wildert Pujols popped out. Blanton stole 2nd, then score on an error by Tyler Moore which allowed Rodrigo Vigil to reach 1st. Iramis Olivencia ran for Vigil. A passed ball by Nido sent Olivencia to 2nd, by Valdez got Aper to strike out to end the inning.
The Cyclones did not score in the top of the 9th. With Valdez still in to pitch the Bottom of the 9th, Davis reached on a bunt single. Lopez bunted Davis to 2nd. Carlos Duran grounded out, moving Davis to 3rd. A bloop single by Victor Castro drove in Davis to give Batavia the 4-3 victory.
With Batavia expected to be the team to move to Morgantown, West Virginia next season, the Cyclones have most likely played their final game vs the Batavia Muckdogs. Since the Cyclones inception in 2001, the Cyclones have gone 32-13 vs the Batavia Muckdogs.