The Cyclones lost to the Staten Island Yankees on Wednesday night 4-3 in an unusual extra 8th inning. The game, the first of a doubleheader, was originally scheduled for seven innings. In the sixth inning, play was suspended due to weather for approximately two hours and 27 minutes.
LHP Mark Cohoon took the ball for the Cyclones and pitched the first 6.0 innings of the game. Cohoon gave up three runs in a shaky first inning, but settled in and held the Yankees scoreless for the next five frames, giving his team a chance to get back in the game. He surrendered just one hit after the first inning.
3B Tyler Vaughn quickly answered Staten Islands' early start with an RBI single in the bottom of the first, scoring CF Justin Garber, who led off with a double. With the single, Vaughn extended his hit streak to eight consecutive games. In the Cyclones' half of the fourth, SS Robbie Shields heated things up with a lead off triple to the right-center gap, and C Juan Centeno's groundout scored Shields easily as the Cyclones slowly chipped away at Staten Island's lead.
In the sixth, a wild pitch scored 2B Luis Nieves, who doubled to right-center. In the top of the seventh, the umpires called for the tarp. When play resumed, the Cyclones' Michael Powers pitched a scoreless inning in relief, but in the extra-inning eighth, LHP Matias Carillo surrendered a lone run that left him with the loss.
Because of the delay and field conditions created by the weather, The Cyclones and Yankees will play a doubleheader on Thursday, July 30th, starting at 6pm.
Fans MUST have tickets to the July 30th game to be adnmitted to the ballpark. That night is Irish Heritage Night, and the first 2,000 adults (21 and over) in attendance will receive a Commemorative Irish Heritage Night T-Shirt presented by Budweiser.
- Click here to get your tickets, or call 718-507-TIXX
Despite the fact that the July 29th game was played to completion, the Cyclones have extended the following offer to fans with 7/29 ticket stubs:
Fans with tickets to the July 29th game can redeem their ticket stubs for tickets to any future game this season, based on availability...with the exception of August 3rd.