Brooklyn scored two runs in the ninth inning to end a four-game skid, beating Jamestown by a score of 4-2 on Monday night.
SS Rylan Sandoval led the Cyclones offense, going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. He set the tone in the first inning, leading off the game with his second round-tripper of the season, and in the ninth inning, Sandoval finished what he started, driving in the go-ahead run with a single. 1B Jeff Flagg continued his red-hot hitting, registering two hits -- a double and a triple -- to raise his average to a sizzling .366 on the season. RF Will Cherry also tallied two hits, going 2-for-4 and crossing the plate twice.
Cherry's double to lead off the ninth inning started the game-winning rally. He was moved to third on a bunt by Juan Centeno, before being singled home by Sandoval. LF Kurt Steinhauer was intentionally walked prior to Sandoval's at-bat as Jamestown tried to set up a double play. Steinhauer later scored an insurance run for Brooklyn on a wild pitch. 2B J.B Brown rounded out the offense, adding another hit for a team total of eight on the night.
RHP Johan Figuereo (1-1) picked up his first win of the season, pitching a scoreless eighth and ninth innings, striking out one without allowing a hit. LHP Angel Cuan started the game, and gave Brooklyn seven solid innings, in which he surrendered two runs on five hits with three walks while striking out three.
The Cyclones return home to MCU Park on Thursday, July 8th to take on the State College Spikes at 7pm in the first of a three- game homestand. The first 2,500 fans in attendance on Thursday will receive a "Cyclones '86 Backman" Jersey, presented by WFAN Radio. Thursday is also Latino Fest, presented by El Diario, and former Cyclones star (and current New York Met) Angel Pagan will return to the ballpark for a special ceremony. On Thursday, everyone in attendance also gets to run the bases after the game.
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Written by Josh Mevorach