State College would get their 1st runs in the Top of the 1st off Cyclones Starter Tyler Badamo thanks to a leadoff triple by Jhohan Acevedo & a sac fly by Leobaldo Pina.
The Cyclones quickly bounced back off Spikes Starter Landon Beck in the Bottom of the 1st, as Vinny Siena hit a 1-out single to right, and walks to David Thompson & Jeff Diehl loaded the bases. Enmanuel Zabala singled to left, scoring Siena & Thompson to make it 2-1. The damage could have been more, but Tom Gamboa elected to start the weak hitting Jose Garcia & Zach Mathieu, who both went down swinging.
Brooklyn’s lead was short lived, as Orlando Olivera led off the Top of the 2nd with a homer to left to tie it up.
Brooklyn would go ahead in the Bottom of the 3rd. With 1 out, Thompson was hit by pitch. Diehl doubled to left, moving Thompson to 3rd. A wild pitched scored Thompson and sent Diehl to 3rd. Zabala went down swinging, but Garcia reached on an infield hit that scored Diehl. Mathieu flew out to end the inning with the Cyclones up 4-2.
Badamo struggled to pitch with a lead, as he would give up a run in the Top of the 4th. Casey Grayson led off with a double and would go to 3rd 2 batters later on a wild pitch before a single by Cole Lankford scored him.
Leobaldo Pina led off the Top of the 6th with a walk. Grayson singled to center, moving Pina to 2nd. Olivera struck out swinging, but a single by Lankford loaded the bases, causing Gamboa to summon in Nicco Blank. Ronnierd Garcia doubled to left, scoring Pina & Grayson and sending Lankford to 3rd. RJ Dennard grounded out, scoring Lankford and moving Garcia to 3rd. Blank got out of the inning by getting Riley Drongesen to pop out.
Luke Harrison came in to pitch the Bottom of the 6th and didn’t give up a run in 2 innings pitched.
With one out in the Top of the 8th, Blank gave up consecutive doubled to Lankford & Garcia to make it 7-4.
The Cyclones did rally in the Bottom of the 9th off reliever Kevin Alexander. Alfredo Reyes, walked, went to 2nd on a wild pitch, followed by a walk to Tucker Tharp. Siena grounded out, making it 2nd & 3rd. Pedro Echemendia was called in to pitch and a wild pitch & ensuing error sent Reyes & Tharp in to score, making it 7-6. Thompson blasted one to deep left, but it was not enough to clear MCU Park’s massive confines. Diehl was called Jeff Diehl called out on strikes by home plate ump Tyler Jones, sending the crowd of 5,242 home with another loss.