The Cyclones got on the board nice and early in the Top of the 1st as Tucker Tharp led off the game with a double to left off Renegades starter Travis Ott. Vinny Siena grounded out, moving Tharp to 3rd. Michael Bernal hit a sac fly to center scoring Tharp to make it 1-0. David Thompson flew out to end the inning.
The Cyclones would get another in the Top of the 2nd from a surprise hitter. Jeff Diehl led off with a single to right. Zach Mathieu went down swinging, but an Enmanuel Zabala ground out moved Diehl to 2nd. Manuel Hilario, knocked a homer over the left field wall to score deal making it 3-0. Branden Kaupe went down swinging to end the inning.
The Top of the 3rd saw more Brooklyn offense. Tharp reached on an infield single. However, he was caught trying to steal 2nd. Siena drew a walk. Michael Bernal hit his 9th double of the season, making it 2nd & 3rd. Thompson doubled over the head of CF Jose Paez sending Siena & Bernal home to make it 5-0. With Diehl up, C Josh Rapacz tried a pickoff that was so offline, Thompson went to 3rd. A wild pitch by Ott scored Thompson. Ott settled down and got Diehl to ground out and Mathieu to pop out.
Luis Urena came on to pitch for Hudson Valley in the Top of the 4th and retired the side in order.
Cyclones starter Tyler Badamo ran into some trouble in the Bottom of the 4th. Joe McCarthy drew a leadoff walk and Cade Gotta hit a ground rule double to make it 2nd & 3rd. Badamo got both Matt Dacey & Nic Wilson to strike out swinging and Alex Schmidt to ground out, keeping the Cyclones ahead 6-0.
The Cyclones added another in the Top of the 6th. With 1-out, Diehl was hit by a pitch. Mathieu grounded out, moving Diehl to 2nd. Enmanuel Zabala reached on an infield single that was misplayed, sending Diehl home to make it 7-0. Manuel Hilario went down looking to end the inning.
Cristopher Crisostomo came in to pitch the Top of the 7th. Tharp reached on a 1-out single. Siena reached on an error by 3B Alex Schmidt, sending Tharp to 3rd. Crisostomo got out of the inning by striking out Bernal and getting Thompson to ground out.
Badamo pitched an amazing game through the 7th inning, ending his night by catching a line drive from Jose Paez. He got plenty of run support and finished the night with 7 shutout innings pitched, 2 hits, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts.
With the Cyclones leading 7-0, Ozzie Caraballo was sent in to hit for Diehl and led off the Top of the 8th with a single. However, Mathieu hit into a 5-4-3 double play and Zabala grounded out to end it.
The Bottom of the 8th saw Nicco Blank in to pitch and Brandon Brosher come in to catch with Caraballo coming in to play left field. Josh Rapacz led off by drawing a walk, but Jake Cronenworth hit into a 5-4-3 double play. Oscar Sanay was sent to pinch hit for Michael Russell. Sanay drew a walk and a wild pitch by Blank sent Sanay to 2nd. Joe McCarthy reached on a double that only hit off of Mathieu’s glove due to his height. The weird hit scored Sanay, making it 7-1. Cade Gotta reached on a single, moving McCarthy to 3rd. Blank got out of the inning by getting Matt Dacey to fly out.
The Top of the 9th saw some changes on the scorecard. Sanay stayed in to play 2B, while Jake Cronenworth went from 2B to SS. Diego Castillo came in to pitch and struck out Brosher, who came in the inning before. Branden Kaupe grounded out. Will Fulmer pinch hit for Tharp and went down looking.
Fulmer stayed in to play 2B & Pedro Perez was sent in for Vinny Siena and played LF, as Caraballo went from LF to CF. Blank threw a shut out inning to give Brookyln a 7-1 win.
With the win, the Cyclones improve to 21-17 on the season. They head back to Brooklyn tonight to begin a 3 game set with the Batavia Muckdogs. There is plenty going on at MCU Park, all of which can be found HERE.