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FROM NO-NO, TO OH-NO AS BKLYN FALLS 3-2

NORWICH, CT – June 23, 2016 – Brooklyn starter Harol Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the seventh but the Connecticut Tigers made the most of their limited offense and won 3-2 at Dodd Stadium.

The Tigers scratched a run on a wild pitch in the sixth and added two more on a single in the seventh off Brooklyn reliever Taylor Henry, managing to win the middle game of the series despite managing only two hits.

Gonzalez dominated early, retiring the first nine batters he faced. Brooklyn’s left fielder Gene Cone provided some help with a spectacular diving catch on a ball Tigers 1B Blaise Salter ripped into the left-center field gap.

The Cyclones squandered a chance to score in the second inning after loading the bases with one out against Connecticut starter Alfred Gutierrez. But RF Arnaldo Berrios struck out on three pitches and 2B Dale Burdick popped up to third to end the threat. Gutierrez threw 5.0 scoreless innings and did not factor in the decision.

Gonzalez worked around walks in fourth and fifth innings but the Tigers managed the game’s first run in the sixth. Connecticut 2B Will Savage drew a one out walk and Gonzalez hit the following batter Sam Machonis with a two-strike pitch. After RF Joey Havrilak advanced the runners on a ground out, Gonzalez threw a wild pitch that allowed Savage to score.

In the seventh inning, Gonzalez hit Connecticut LF Cole Bauml with one out before 3B Josh Lester broke up the no-hitter with a sinking liner that crept into left field. He bounced back by striking out C Andres Sthormes before Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa lifted him from the game. Reliever Taylor Henry then allowed a two-run single to Tigers SS Keaton Jones, extending Connecticut’s lead to 3-0.

Brooklyn rallied in the eighth against Tigers’ reliever Jose Fuentes. CF Jacob Zanon drew a leadoff walk and two batters later Ali Sanchez lined a single to right field – his second hit of the night. The next hitter, 3B Jay Jabs, worked the count full before drilling a single to right with runners in motion, scoring Zanon and moving Sanchez to third. C Brandon Brosher then lifted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Sanchez home and shrinking Connecticut’s lead to a single run.

But the comeback fell short. Fuentes secured the final out of the eighth when 1B Darryl Knight grounded to short and Tigers closer Eduardo Jimenez worked a perfect ninth to finish the game.

The defeat is Brooklyn’s fourth one-run loss in the first week of the season and brings the Cyclones’ record to 2-5. Tomorrow RHP Merandy Gonzalez will attempt to salvage the series finale against Tigers LHP Locke St. John. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm at Dodd Stadium.

NORWICH, CT – June 23, 2016 – Brooklyn starter Harol Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the seventh but the Connecticut Tigers made the most of their limited offense and won 3-2 at Dodd Stadium.

The Tigers scratched a run on a wild pitch in the sixth and added two more on a single in the seventh off Brooklyn reliever Taylor Henry, managing to win the middle game of the series despite managing only two hits.

Gonzalez dominated early, retiring the first nine batters he faced. Brooklyn’s left fielder Gene Cone provided some help with a spectacular diving catch on a ball Tigers 1B Blaise Salter ripped into the left-center field gap.

The Cyclones squandered a chance to score in the second inning after loading the bases with one out against Connecticut starter Alfred Gutierrez. But RF Arnaldo Berrios struck out on three pitches and 2B Dale Burdick popped up to third to end the threat. Gutierrez threw 5.0 scoreless innings and did not factor in the decision.

Gonzalez worked around walks in fourth and fifth innings but the Tigers managed the game’s first run in the sixth. Connecticut 2B Will Savage drew a one out walk and Gonzalez hit the following batter Sam Machonis with a two-strike pitch. After RF Joey Havrilak advanced the runners on a ground out, Gonzalez threw a wild pitch that allowed Savage to score.

In the seventh inning, Gonzalez hit Connecticut LF Cole Bauml with one out before 3B Josh Lester broke up the no-hitter with a sinking liner that crept into left field. He bounced back by striking out C Andres Sthormes before Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa lifted him from the game. Reliever Taylor Henry then allowed a two-run single to Tigers SS Keaton Jones, extending Connecticut’s lead to 3-0.

Brooklyn rallied in the eighth against Tigers’ reliever Jose Fuentes. CF Jacob Zanon drew a leadoff walk and two batters later Ali Sanchez lined a single to right field – his second hit of the night. The next hitter, 3B Jay Jabs, worked the count full before drilling a single to right with runners in motion, scoring Zanon and moving Sanchez to third. C Brandon Brosher then lifted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Sanchez home and shrinking Connecticut’s lead to a single run.

But the comeback fell short. Fuentes secured the final out of the eighth when 1B Darryl Knight grounded to short and Tigers closer Eduardo Jimenez worked a perfect ninth to finish the game.

The defeat is Brooklyn’s fourth one-run loss in the first week of the season and brings the Cyclones’ record to 2-5. Tomorrow RHP Merandy Gonzalez will attempt to salvage the series finale against Tigers LHP Locke St. John. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm at Dodd Stadium.



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