The Brooklyn Cyclones (35-17) dropped the first game against the Auburn Doubledays (20-31) by the score of 3-4. Auburn pulled out a victory with a home run in the seventh inning with the score tied. The loss was only Brooklyn's fourth in its past 15 games, and drops the Cyclones to eight games above the Hudson Valley Renegades for first place in the McNamara Division.
LF Will Cherry (pictured, by George Napolitano) drove the Cyclones offense, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored. RF Cory Vaughn added two hits and his 10th stolen base. SS Luis Nieves returned from injury and contributed an RBI ground-out in the fifth inning.
LHP Chris Hilliard was solid in his startade a quality start, surrendering three earned runs over six innings pitched and was awarded the no-decision. Flamethrower Daniel Carela was given the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. The Cyclones pitching staff has excelled over the past week, posting a 1.64 ERA over 66 innings.
The Cyclones continue their road trip leading into the the New York-Penn League All-Star break, which begins on August 16th. Brooklyn will have eight All-Star representatives as well as the entire Cyclones coaching staff.
The Cyclones return home on August 18th to take on the Staten Island Yankees. That night, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Cyclones Umbrella presented by Geico. Wednesday will be Civil Servant Appreciation Night for the NYPD presented by MCU.
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Written by Christian Karayannides