BROOKLYN CYCLONES: The Brooks are Battling the Yanks; the Crosscutters; and Mother Nature Too.
There was no baseball in Coney Island tonight; only rain. And it's really starting to make a mess of the schedule that ends in sixteen games. More downpours postponed the Cyclones game by the seashore, and as a result, they couldn't help their own cause Friday night against Jamestown.
After an early and lengthy rain delay, they outlasted Jamestown Thursday night in a 1-1 pitchers duel through the first six innings. Then the Baby Bums busted out with four runs in the home seventh and eventually won their series and home stand opener against the Jammers, 5-2.
Friday night; no such chance. They started the night tied with Williamsport in the Wild Card race. But the rain and night off meant scoreboard watching for me. So, here's the bad news. The Williamsport Crosscutters completed a three game sweep of the Tri-City Valley Cats and ended the night with a one-half game lead over Brooklyn. Mahoning Valley has dropped to two games back.
The good news is the Staten Island Yankees lost to Connecticut Friday night which means the Cyclones moved to within 2.5 games of first place in the McNamara Division. The Surf Avenue Sluggers have gained four games on the Yanks over the last week. At the beginning of the month the Yanks were looking like clear cut Division winners. But Brooklyn said not so fast. The surge is on as the Bums are winners of four in a row and eight out of their last ten.
Brooklyn and Staten Island will play each other in one last series to end the regular season September 2nd through the 4th; two games by the beach, and one over in