From the desk of: BASEBALL BY THE BOARDWALK
BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Surf Avenue Sluggers Use The Long Ball Against Hudson Valley Renegades.
Chris Hilliard added to his All-Time Cyclones' record by winning his twelfth game as a Brooklyn hurler. Saturday's victory makes him 2-0 this the season. He gave up seven hits, but only one run in 5.1 innings of work. No walks and one strikeout were good enough to help the Cyclones avoid a sweep by the Hudson Valley Renegades. The Cyclones staked Hilliard to a first inning 3-0 lead, which in the end, wound up being exactly how many they'd need to win. Ismael Tijerina lead-off the game with a single. Brandon Brown reached on an error. The Javier Rodriguez doubled; driving in Tijerina. Brian Harrison followed with a single to knock in both runners for a 3-0 lead.
In the home third, Brandon Brown doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Richard Lucas then drove him home with a single. Brandon Brown also hit a solo home run in the fifth. In the sixth, the Cyclones hit their second home run in two innings when Juan Torres yanked one to left. The last Brooklyn tally came in the seventh inning when Brandon Brown bopped his second home run of the night, and the Cyclones' third in three innings, over the left field wall making the game 7-1 in Brooklyn's favor.
The final score was Brooklyn 7; Hudson Valley 2.
The Staten Island Yankees won their game over the Aberdeen Iron Birds Saturday night and remain one half game ahead of the Brooklyn Cyclones in the McNamara Division standings.
The Cyclones are headed on the road to Aberdeen next.