The Cyclones continued their hot streak on Wednesday, as they defeated the Tigers 3-1. Brooklyn has now won four straight games, improving their record to 38-28. With the win, Brooklyn woved to within two games of Batavia for the NYPL Wild Card.
Offensively, Brooklyn banged out nine hits, with centerfielder Sean Ratliff leading the charge. Ratliff (pictured, by George Napolitano) went 2-for-4 with a booming home run and three RBI. Ratliff tied the game in the 5th, when he hit his team-leading seventh home run of the year. He then gave the Cyclones the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning, as he broke the tie with a two-run single, scoring Jordan Abruzzo and Ike Davis. Abruzzo and Eric Campbell each had a pair of hits. Seth Williams, Juan Lagares and Davis had the other hits in the game.
RHP Brad Holt made his 13th start of the season, and threw 5.0 innings, allowing a lone run while striking out five batters, to maintain his team-best 1.75 ERA. LHP Roy Merritt (3-0) relieved Holt and pitched three scoreless innings and struck out two, for the win. LHP Jimmy Johnson then came on the ninth inning and closed the game as he picked up his first save of the year.
The Cyclones continue their series against Oneonta on Thursday, when it will be Military Night. Show your military ID at the box office to receive a discount on tickets to Thursday's game. In addition, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Ballpark Snow Globe presented by KeySpan.
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