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It took 10 innings, but the Cyclones were able to take the rubber game against the IronBirds on Sunday night. With the win, Brooklyn improves to 4-2 and takes sole possession of first place in the McNamara Division.
The Cyclones were led offensively by Ralph Henriquez and John Servidio. Henriquez went 4-for-5 with a double, RBI, and a stolen base, while Servidio went 2-for-4 with a double. Will Vogl (pictured, by George Napolitano) connected on his first home run of the year to tie the game in the ninth inning. Also collecting hits for Brooklyn were Matt Bouchard, Josh Satin, and Jefferies Tatford.
Pedro P. Martinez started for the Cyclones and went six strong innings, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts. Montero Cruz entered the game in the seventh and threw 2.1 innings with an earned run and three strikeouts. Jimmy Johnson came on in the ninth inning with one out and was able to induce a double play ball to send the game into extra innings.
Brooklyn took the lead for good in the top of the tenth. After a walk and hit by pitch, Jefferies Tatford hit the go-ahead RBI single to left field. The Cyclones added another run on a sacrifice fly to right field by Satin. Yury Santana shut the door in the bottom of the tenth, striking out the side to earn his third save of the season.
The Cyclones return 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.