BROOKLYN CYCLONES: A Pair Of Runs After Seventh Inning Stretch, Then Luke Stewart Sent 'Em Home Smiling.
Head Coach of the soon to be BROOKLYN Nets; Avery Johnson; threw out the first pitch at MCU Park before tonight's Cyclones game.
In game two of this series against the Orioles affiliate, The Cyclones over-came a woeful 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position and committed three errors Tuesday night but still managed to crank out 10 hits and pull out a late inning win against the Aberdeen Iron Birds.
After an inning the Cyclones trailed by one. After three innings, they trailed by two. And that's the way it stayed until the home seventh. The Cyclones tied up the score when they strung together three consecutive two out hits. Ismael Tijerina and J.B. Brown both singled. Javier Rodriguez promptly drove them home with a double to left.
But once again, chalk this win up to the bullpen who were superb over five innings. They kept the Cyclones around long enough for Luke Stewart to double home Javier Rodriguez; who walked to reach base; with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Casey Hauptman; Tyson Seng; and T.J. Chism combined to pitch five innings; allowing only one hit; no runs; one walk; with three strikeouts. In the ninth, T.J. Chism retired the Iron Birds in order and picked up the win after earning his first save Sunday.
* Javier Rodriguez - now has 5 RBI.
* Lead-off batter - Ismael Tijerina - 2 for 3; run; 2 walks.
* Luke Stewart - game winning RBI double.
4-1 First Place, McNamara Division