After 2 scoreless innings, the Cyclones went ahead in the Top of the 3rd Branden Kaupe reached on a 2-base error with 1 out. Vinny Siena doubled to right scoring Kaupe and Siena went to 3rd on an error. Michael Bernal went down swinging but David Thompson singled in Siena to make it 2-0. A wild pitch by starter Erick Fedde sent Thompson to 2nd. Michael Katz singled to right scoring Thompson and a Jeff Diehl double scored Katz to make it 4-0.
Auburn did bounce back in the Bottom of the 3rd off Cyclones starter Michael Gibbons. Ian Sagdal, Edwin Lora & Andrew Stevenson all reached on singles to load the bases. Dalton Dulin grounds into a force out with Sagdal out at home. Matthew Page was called out on strikes. David Kerian singled to right scoring Lora & Stevenson and moving Dulin to 3rd. Jakson Reetz singled to left scoring Dulin and an error allowed Kerian to go tgo 3rd, but Reetz was nailed at 2nd to end the inning and keep the score 4-3.
The Doubledays tied it up in the Bottom of the 4th courtesy of Kelvin Gutierrez’s 1st homer of the season.
Auburn would keep on fighting back in the Bottom of the 5th. Dulin led off with a double. 3 batters and 2 outs later, he went to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Jackson Reetz.
Enmanuel Zabala led off the Top of the 6th when he was hit by pitch. Alfredo Reyes went down swinging, but homeplate umpire Ryan Wilhelms had cleared the field as the rain was getting to heavy. After 30 minutes, the umpires called the game, sending the remaining of the 807 fans home from Falcon Park upset.
Michael Gibbons pitched all 5 innings. While he gave up 9 hits, 5 earned runs and a homer, he struck out 5 & got himself his 2nd win of the season and another day off for the Bullpen. Matthew Crownover was charged with the loss.
The Cyclones are now 6-3, 1 game ahead of Hudson Valley in the McNamara Division. They will face off against the Doubledays tomorrow at 7pm.