BROOKLYN CYCLONES: Seventh Inning Break-Out Gets the Coney Island Nine a Game Closer to Yanks.
FRIDAY ~ FINAL SCORE:
...And then the Richmond County Baby Bombers' lead was 7.5 games.
Game one in the third installment of the Battle of the Boroughs goes to Brooklyn. The division leading Yanks got sloppy with the ball; committing three errors; and Brooklyn busted out late to secure themselves a 9-4 victory to gain a game on the McNamara Division leaders.
The Seaside Sluggers opened the scoring in the fourth inning. Cole Frenzel and Travis Tiajeron drove in Brooklyn's first two runs. But Staten Island got one back in the bottom half of the inning, and scored the tying run an inning later to make it a 2-2 game after five.
It stayed like that till the seventh inning when Brooklyn busted out for five runs against the Yanks. Staten Island brought in pitcher, Robert Paullus, to pitch the seventh. A single; two walks; and a passed-ball; plated Brooklyn's third run. It got worse. He then walked his third batter; Javier Rodriguez. Richard Lucas then followed with a two RBI single. Robert Paullus followed that by hitting Cole Fenzel with a pitch; loading up the bases. And that was the end of Robert Paullus' night.
Travis Taigeron singled off the next Yankee pitcher; Philip Wetherell; driving in another run for Brooklyn; making the score 8-2. Philip then uncorked a wild pitched allowing Richard Lucas to score from third base with the fifth run of the inning for Brooklyn.
Staten Island scored two runs in the ninth. But their comeback efforts fell way short. Brooklyn won by a final score of 9-4 in front of a sold-out Staten Island crowd.
BATTLE of the BOROUGHS III
Staten Island Yankees
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