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ABERDEEN, MD – July 11, 2016 – The comeback ‘Clones rallied twice on Monday evening before finally coming away with a 6-5 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds in 11 innings. Brandon Brosher hit two game-tying, two-run home runs to lead the Cyclones offense as they played their seventh extra-inning game through the first 24 games of the season.

Nabil Crismatt made the start for Brooklyn and quickly found himself in trouble as Cole Billingsley turned on the second pitch he saw from the Cyclones righthander and sent it over the right field wall for a leadoff home run. Chris Clare then worked a walk, advanced to second on a groundout and moved to third on a passed ball before coming come on an RBI single from Ryan McKenna. The Aberdeen centerfielder would come around to score later in the inning on a sac fly from Jason Heinrich that made it 3-0 in favor of the ‘Birds after one inning.

That would be all the offense from either side, as neither team collected a hit or a run until the bottom of the seventh when the come back ‘Clones began to peck away. Pete Alonso started the rally with a lead off double and came around to score on a Jacob Zanon RBI single that sliced the Brooklyn deficit to 3-1. After a Jay Jabs strikeout, Brandon Brosher deposited a 1-0 fastball over the left field wall for a two-run blast that knotted the game at 3-3.

But Aberdeen quickly regained the momentum, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame off of Cyclones reliever Joel Huertas (2-2) to take a 5-3 advantage. After the Brooklyn bats went down in order in the eighth, Jacob Zanon had a one-out single in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate. After Jay Jabs grounded out, Brosher came to bat with the Cyclones down to their final out. The Cyclones catcher connected on the first pitch he saw and hit a mammoth two-run blast over the visitor’s bullpen that drew the Cyclons even and would eventually send the game into extra innings.

After trading zeroes in the tenth, the Cyclones grabbed their first lead of the game in the top of the 11th. Zanon walked to start the frame and moved to third on a single from Jay Jabs that put runners on the corners with nobody out. The IronBirds then pitched around Brosher to load the bases with nobody out. Arnaldo Berrios grounded into a force out at the plate for out number one, but Gene Cone was able to work a walk, forcing home Jay Jabs with the go-ahead run. That would be all the scoring for Brooklyn in the frame, but it would be enough as RHP Joe Zanghi struck out the side in the bottom of the frame to collect his first save of the season.

The Cyclones will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Aberdeen IronBirds in the middle game of a three-game set on Tuesday at Ripken Stadium. Brooklyn will return come on Thursday to take on the Lowell Spinners on the first Jersday Thursday of the 2016 season. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will go home with a Brooklyn Bridge jersey courtesy of GEICO.

 


ABERDEEN, MD – July 11, 2016 – The comeback ‘Clones rallied twice on Monday evening before finally coming away with a 6-5 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds in 11 innings. Brandon Brosher hit two game-tying, two-run home runs to lead the Cyclones offense as they played their seventh extra-inning game through the first 24 games of the season.

Nabil Crismatt made the start for Brooklyn and quickly found himself in trouble as Cole Billingsley turned on the second pitch he saw from the Cyclones righthander and sent it over the right field wall for a leadoff home run. Chris Clare then worked a walk, advanced to second on a groundout and moved to third on a passed ball before coming come on an RBI single from Ryan McKenna. The Aberdeen centerfielder would come around to score later in the inning on a sac fly from Jason Heinrich that made it 3-0 in favor of the ‘Birds after one inning.

That would be all the offense from either side, as neither team collected a hit or a run until the bottom of the seventh when the come back ‘Clones began to peck away. Pete Alonso started the rally with a lead off double and came around to score on a Jacob Zanon RBI single that sliced the Brooklyn deficit to 3-1. After a Jay Jabs strikeout, Brandon Brosher deposited a 1-0 fastball over the left field wall for a two-run blast that knotted the game at 3-3.

But Aberdeen quickly regained the momentum, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame off of Cyclones reliever Joel Huertas (2-2) to take a 5-3 advantage. After the Brooklyn bats went down in order in the eighth, Jacob Zanon had a one-out single in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate. After Jay Jabs grounded out, Brosher came to bat with the Cyclones down to their final out. The Cyclones catcher connected on the first pitch he saw and hit a mammoth two-run blast over the visitor’s bullpen that drew the Cyclons even and would eventually send the game into extra innings.

After trading zeroes in the tenth, the Cyclones grabbed their first lead of the game in the top of the 11th. Zanon walked to start the frame and moved to third on a single from Jay Jabs that put runners on the corners with nobody out. The IronBirds then pitched around Brosher to load the bases with nobody out. Arnaldo Berrios grounded into a force out at the plate for out number one, but Gene Cone was able to work a walk, forcing home Jay Jabs with the go-ahead run. That would be all the scoring for Brooklyn in the frame, but it would be enough as RHP Joe Zanghi struck out the side in the bottom of the frame to collect his first save of the season.

The Cyclones will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Aberdeen IronBirds in the middle game of a three-game set on Tuesday at Ripken Stadium. Brooklyn will return come on Thursday to take on the Lowell Spinners on the first Jersday Thursday of the 2016 season. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will go home with a Brooklyn Bridge jersey courtesy of GEICO.



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