The Brooklyn Cyclones loss counter has reached 38, matching the record set by the 2002 team, who finished the season at .500. Haven lost the 1st two of the series to the ValleyCats, the Cyclones allowed Tri-Cty to get their brooms out and celebrate a sweep.
Tri-City once again jumped out to an early lead in the Bottom of the 1st. With Raul Jacobson making his 1st Cyclones start. Johnny Sewald & Alexander Melendez led off with singles to make it 1st & 2nd. A double steal made it 2nd & 3rd. Aaron Mizell grounded out, scoring Sewald and moving Melendez to 3rd. Bobby Wernes reached on an infield hit, scoring Melendez scores. Dexture McCall reached on an infield hit that score Wernes. The ensuring error sent McCall to 2nd. Brooks Marlow went down swinging, but the 2-3 putout sent McCall to 3rd on the throw. Cesar Carrasco popped out to end the inning.
Tri-City added another in Bottom of the 3rd. Melendez singled to left, and stole 2nd as Mizell went down swinging. Bobby Wernes reached on an error, moving Melendez to 3rd. Dexture McCall reached on a error by Zach Mathieu, scoring Melendez and making it 2nd & 3rd. Marlow flew out an Carrasco grounded out to end the inning, with Tri-City up 4-0.
Brooklyn got on the scoreboard in the Top of the 4th off ValleyCats starter Alex Winkelman Vinny Siena drew a 1-out walk. Jeff Diehl reached on an infield hit, moving Siena to 2nd. Mathieu went down swinging, but a Brosher singled loaded the bases. Desmond Lindsay doubled to right, scoring 3 runs. A single from Hengelbert Rojas scored Lindsay to tie the game. Pedro Perez struck out to end the inning.
The game would remain tied until the Bottom of the 8th when Corey Taylor came in to pitch. Marlow led off with a single and Cesar Carrasco bunted him to 2nd. Kolbey Carpenter pinch hit for replaces Keach Ballard, but went down looking. Anthony Hermelyn hit for Richard Gonzalez. Ball 4 was a wild pitch that made it 1st & 3rd. Johnny Sewald singled to right, scoring Marlow and moving Hermelyn to 2nd. Melendez grounded out to end the inning, and the Cyclones batters in the Top of the 9th whiffed at air, giving closer Yeyfry Del Rosario a save.