The Brooklyn Cyclones (42-21) overcame a two-run deficit with home runs in the ninth and 10th innings to walk off with a win over the Aberdeen IronBirds (31-33) on Thursday night. Will Cherry hit his second home run in as many nights to tie the game in the ninth inning before Darrell Ceciliani won the game with a lead-off blast of his own in the 10th.
Ceciliani led the Cyclones with two hits, including his second home run and his 18th double of the season. Ceciliani leads the league in many offensive categories including batting average (.350), runs (53), and triples (10). 1B Jeff Flagg went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases. RF Cory Vaughn was 1-for-2 with his 11th stolen base of the season. Cherry's solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning that sent the game into extra-innings was his lone hit of the evening.
RHP A.J. Pinera started for Brooklyn and surrendered three runs (one earned) while striking out six batters over six innings. Pinera now owns a 1.99 ERA in the month of August and has been a key player over the final stretch of the regular season. His ERA on the season dropped to 2.10. NYC native Daniel Carela relieved Pinera and pitched a scoreless seventh inning, allowing one hit. Southpaw Adam Kolarek threw a perfect eighth inning, striking out two batters and owns a 1.49 ERA at MCU Park this season. RHP Johan Figuereo (4-1) finished the extra-inning game with two perfect frames to earn his fourth win of the year.
The Cyclones finish the series with the IronBirds on Friday night at 7 p.m. Friday is Ron Darling Night and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a Ron Darling Bobblehead, presented by Local 926. Fans are also invited to stay after the game for a spectacular Friday Night Fireworks show.
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Written by Christian Karayannides