started the Brooklyn offense right away, as Brooklyn took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Clark
drew a leadoff walk and with Ismael Tijerina
up to bat, Clark
stole second and advanced to third on a throw into center by catcher Trent Garrison. Tijerina
then doubled to the left field corner, scoring Clark
and giving Brooklyn the 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third, Tijerina
started the rally that would give Brooklyn a 2-0 advantage. Tijerina
led off with a single to left and advanced to third on back-to-back walks to Jared King
and James Roche
. Alex Sanchez
then hit a grounder to shortstop, Tyler Wade who flipped to John Murphy for the force-out at second, but Sanchez
beat the relay throw to first, scoring Tijerina
on the play.
In the top of the eighth inning, Staten Island came back to put up a run of their own. Murphy led the inning off with a single to center, and advanced to second on a wild pitch by reliever, Cameron Griffin
. Michael O’Neill then hit a fly ball to deep center that allowed Murphy to tag up and move to third base with two outs. Griffin
would see his night come to an end after walking Eric Jagielo with two outs. Juan Urbina
came in with men on the corners and two outs and a fielding error by Ismael Tijerina allowed Mike Ford to reach, making it a 2-1 game. Urbina
was able to avoid any further damage in the inning by striking out Yeicok Calderon with the tying run on third base.
Brooklyn currently holds a 0.5 game lead in the division standings over the Aberdeen IronBirds. On Saturday, August 31, Brooklyn will start a two-game series at MCU Park against Aberdeen, so be sure to come out and get your tickets. For tickets call 718-507-TIXX, visit the ticket office, or CLICK HERE.