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OF Will Vogl (pictured, by George Napolitano) delivered a game-winning RBI single to give the Cyclones a 4-3 walk-off win on Friday night against Aberdeen. OF Ryan Church made his second consecutive start in right field for the Cyclones, but he was not the only player in the Mets organization on a rehab assignment with Brooklyn. 3B Dan Murphy started at DH and batted second on Friday night, going 3-for-5.
The addition of Church and Murphy may have been the spark that the Cyclones offense needed. They collected 12 hits with 3B Zach Lutz and 2B Josh Satin leading the way with two hits apiece. SS Matt Bouchard smacked an RBI double to left field in the fifth inning and led off the bottom of the ninth with a single. CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis smoked a two RBI double to left-center field in the bottom of the sixth, while 1B Ike Davis singled for Brooklyn in the fourth.
After a shaky start, Cyclones starter Pedro P. Martinez settled down, working six solid innings, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) with three strikeouts. RHP Mike Lynn made his Cyclones debut in relief of Martinez, and LHP Jimmy Johnson notched his league-leading third win of the season. Johnson pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with five strikeouts.
The Cyclones continue their series against the IronBirds on Saturday at 6 pm. Saturday is Superhero Night, and fans of all ages are invited to attend the game in costume. Anyone who does so will get the chance to take the field with the Cyclones for the National Anthem, and run the bases after the game. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. The first 1,250 kids (14 and under) in attendance will receive a Comic Coloring Book.