Cyclones defeat Lake Monsters 2-1
I - BRK 12; VMT 3
II - BRK 2; VMT 0
III - VMT 3; BRK 2
WILD CARD SHOWDOWN
CAL RIPKEN'S WORLD
Vermont Salvages Victory in Series Finale at Coney Island
Brooklyn designated hitter Gavin Garay's double plates pinch runner Ranfy Adon with the game's tying run in the ninth, and into extra innings they go at MCU Park. With the obligatory runner stationed at second base starting off the tenth, Vermont's Josh Watson successfully bunts Shane Selman to third. Then, of all things Cyclones reliever Matt Mullenbach unleashes a wild pitch allowing the go-ahead run to score from third. The Cyclones are retired in order in the bottom half of the frame ... game over. Wilmer Reyes goes 2 for 4 with a run batted in, and Gavin Garay is 3 for 4 with a run batted in. Together they account for five of the Cyclones seven hits.
The other bad news is that Hudson Valley defeats the Connecticut Tigers and retake sole possession of first place. Otherwise Aberdeen and Staten Island both lose, leaving Brooklyn and the Ironbirds tied for second, one game back of the Renegades. However Brooklyn and Aberdeen still remain tied for the wild card and will open a three game series at Aberdeen on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Staten Island is two games back of the division lead and 1.5 games back of Brooklyn and Aberdeen for the wild card. They open a three game series against the Renegades at Staten Island.
Six games remain in the regular season.