On a day that featured a new hot dog eating champion, hundreds of beachgoers and spectacular fireworks, there was baseball at 1904 Surf Avenue, as the leaders of the McNamara & Pickney divisions were facing off in what was sure to be a great game.
After three and a half scoreless frames, the Cyclones got on the scoreboard in the Bottom of the 4th. Vinny Siena hit a 2-out single to left. Siena went to 2nd on a balk by Crosscutters starter Jose Taveras. David Thompson & Jeff Diehl both walked to load the bases. A wild pitch by Taveras let Siena score and moved Thompson & Diehl up. Zach Mathieu went down looking to end the inning with the Cyclones up 1-0.
The Cyclones added another in the Bottom of the 8th off Robert Tasin when Brandon Brosher led off with a homer, his 1st as a Cyclone.
Matt Blackham, who took the hill for Brooklyn was lights out, as he threw 7 shutout innings, giving up 2 hits and a walk while striking out 9 to get his 2nd win of the season. PJ Conlon threw a shutout inning to get his 2nd Hold of the year and Carlos Valdez earned his 1st save by throwing a shutout 9th to give Brooklyn their 10th win of the season after just 2:12 of play, sending the crowd of 5,405 home with a win.
The Cyclones will face off against the Crosscutters tomorrow night for Seinfeld Night II at MCU Park. The 1st 2,500 into MCU Park will get Little Jerry Bobblebeaks. RHP Jose Celas (0-1, 1.35) will face off against RHP Mitch Gueller (2-0, 2.25) at 5pm. Gates open at 3:15 for season ticket holders and 3:30 for everyone else.