The Brooklyn Cyclones (17-8) dropped the first game of a six-game homestand, 10-4, to the Williamsport Crosscutters (14-11).
The Cyclones took an early 3-0 lead through the first three innings. SS Angel Berroa walked with two outs in the second inning, and scored on a double to deep right center by RF Luis Rivera. Later in the inning, Rivera scored from second on a wild pitch that the catcher could not find. In the third inning LF Alex Gregory led off with a walk, and advanced to third on a groundout. With two outs, CF John Servidio singled to score Gregory from third. All three runs scored with two outs in the inning.
LHP Darin Gorski made his second start for the Cyclones. Gorski (pictured, by George Napolitano) came out strong with two quick 1-2-3 innings to begin the game. In the fourth inning, though, Gorski allowed Williamsport's first hit on a solo home run to left field. Williamsport later scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a lead they would not relinquish. Gorski was charged with five runs on six hits, walked two batters and struck out four in five innings.
RHP Wes Wrenn relieved Gorski to start the sixth inning. Wrenn allowed three runs over two innings, struck out two and surrendered four hits. RHP Mike Lynn relieved Wrenn to start the eighth inning, and pitched two innings, allowing two runs and two hits, and had three strikeouts.
DH Dock Doyle, Rivera, and Gregory each had one double, with Doyle and Rivera each notching a two-hit game. Servidio, Berroa, and C Juan Centeno contributed with one single each. Gregory, Rivera and Servidio each had one RBI.
The Cyclones continue their series with Williamsport on Wednesday, July 15th, which is the second night of 'Green Week'. Fans will also enjoy a celebration of unusual sports called 'Ode to Odd Sports Night'. In addition, Wednesday's game will be televised on SNY with Ben Wagner and Bobby Ojeda calling the action, and on 660-WFAN, with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton calling the action on the radio.
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