Despite a huge team win on Monday, the Brooklyn Cyclones failed to take the series from Hudson Valley and fell to 14-18 on the season.
The Cyclones had a chance in the Top of the 1st off Renegades starter Eduard Rosillo. Gene Cone led off the game with a walk and stole 2nd. Michael Paez lined out to short, but a ground out by Colby Woodmansee, moved Cone to 3rd. However, he was left there as Pete Alonso grounded out to end the inning.
The Cyclones finally scored in the Top of the 3rd. Cone hit a 1-out single to center and Paez drew a walk. A wild pitch made it 2nd & 3rd and Woodmansee hit a sac fly to score Cone. Alonso flew out to end the inning.
Like so many other Brooklyn Cyclones leads this season, it was short lived. With Gabriel Llanes on the mound for the Cyclones, Jose Rojas led off the Bottom of the 3rd with a single to left. Landon Cray grounded into a force out, nailing Rojas at 2nd. A groundout by Bill Pujols moved Cray to 2nd. Ryan Boldt singled to center to score Cray and tie the game up at 1. Llanes got Jake Fraley to ground out, ending the inning.
In the Top of the 4th, the Cyclones once again got runners to 2nd & 3rd and left them there.
JD Busfield Jr. came in to pitch the Top of the 5th for the Renegades and gave up a triple to Cone who scored on a sac fly by Paez to make it 2-1 Brooklyn.
The Bottom of the 5th saw the lead evaporate quickly. Miles Mastrobuoni reach on an infield hit. Joe Olson hit for Jose Rojas and reached on an error by Sergakis that moved Mastrobuoni to 3rd. After a pop-out by Cray, Pujols reached on a bunt, moving Olson to 2nd to load the bases. Boldt doubled to right, scoring Mastrobuoni & Olson while sending Pujols to 3rd. Fraley hit the ball to 3B Blake Tiberi who threw to SS Colby Woodmansee to get Pujols out and keep the run from scoring. A passed ball made it 2nd & 3rd. but Jim Haley grounded out to end the inning.
Blake Tiberi reached 3rd in the Top of the 6th, but was left there. That would be the furthest any Cyclones baserunner would reach, as the team fell 3-2 heading in to the NY-Penn League Off Day.
Following tomorrow’s off day, the Cyclones will begin a 6-game homestand, facing Aberdeen & Staten Island. CLICK HERE to read about the homestand.