Opening Day Banner


Cyclones Squander Four Run Lead, Fall in Extras


Niles, OH – July 12, 2017 – The Cyclones blew a four run lead en route to a 5-4 extra inning loss at the hands of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday night. Brooklyn managed just two hits after the third inning as they fell in 10 innings.

After a scoreless first inning Brooklyn used a two-out rally in the top of the second to jump out to an early lead. With Walter Rasquin on second, Jose Maria got things started with an RBI double to left field and would later score on a single from Carlos Sanchez to give Brooklyn a 2-0 advantage.

That lead would balloon an inning later thanks to an RBI single from Jose Medina, that scored Reed Gamache and an RBI groundout from Ricardo Cespedes that gave the Cyclones a 4-0 edge.

With Jake Simon cruising on the mound, that lead seemed like more than enough. The southpaw allowed just a single unearned run on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts over his 5.0 solid frames before turning the ball over to the Cyclones bullpen. Cannon Chadwick was the first Brooklyn reliever to enter and the righthander tossed 2.0 shutout innings and left the game with the Cyclones ahead 4-1 in the eighth.

But it would be in the eighth when the Scrappers would start their comeback. Tony Dibrell’s early season struggles continued as he allowed a solo home run in the eighth, and another in the ninth as Mahoning Valley trimmed the deficit to 4-3. Dibrell has now allowed four home runs in his 4.0 innings on the mound this season. Gregorix Esetevez entered the game in relief of Dibrell with the tying run on first base and nobody out. The righthdander quickly moved the runner into scoring position with an errant pickoff throw and, after recording a strikeout, a wild pitch moved Tyler Friis to third. After a walk of Austin Wade put runners on the corners, it seemed like Brooklyn might be able to escape with a win when Samad Taylor hit a ground ball to shortstop. But the Cyclones were unable to turn the double play and Mahoning Valley tied the game at 4-4 and sent the game to extra frames.

In the top of the tenth, Brooklyn appeared like they might be able to quickly regain the lead when Franklin Correa led off the frame with a triple and was followed by a walk of Leon Byrd that put runners on the corners with nobody out. But Reed Gamache grounded out and was later picked off first, before Quinn Brodey struck out looking to end the threat.

In the bottom of the frame the Scrappers completed their comeback, again thanks to Cyclones miscues. With Jesse Berardi on first with one out, Jason Rodriguez hit a double into the left field corner and Berardi tried to score the game-winning run all the way from first. Franklin Correa fired a perfect strike on his relay throw to the plate by catcher Carlos Sanchez dropped the throw allowing the winning run to score as the Scrappers walked off with a 5-4 win.

The loss dropped the Cyclones to 6-16 on the season, marking the first time in franchise history the team has ever been 10 games under .500. The Cyclones will look to salvage the series finale on Thursday night when they send Jose Carlos Medina to the mound. The team will return to Brooklyn to open up a six-game homestand on Friday night at MCU Park.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
February 2007
Community Partners
Glenwood Mason