The Cyclones lost the last game of the opening series after winning the first two, and now travel to Aberdeen for a weekend series against the IronBirds.
The loss means that the Cyclones could not finish the sweep, or start the season 3-0 for the first time in franchise history in front of a season high crowd of 8,673.
After a scoreless three and half innings the Cyclones took the lead on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fourth, when CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (pictured, by George Napolitano) scored his league-leading sixth run. But in the top of the fifth, Staten Island third baseman Michael Lyon hit a deep drive off the left field wall for a two run double to take a 2-1 lead. The Yankees went on to beat the Cyclones by a score of 7-2.
Cyclones starting pitcher Manny Olivares (0-1) went five innings, allowing two runs, one earned. Olivares gave up seven hits and allowed two walks and struck out three in his season debut. Eric Beaulac followed Olivares, and went 1.2 innings, allowing four runs, two walks and just one hit , with one strikeout. The lefty Matias Carrillo finished off the game going one and a third innings, surrendering just one run on three hits and striking out two.
The Cyclones go on the road for a weekend series against the IronBirds starting on Friday, before returning home on Monday at 7pm to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades. On Monday, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Schedule Pen, presented by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
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