The Cyclones made quick work of Lowell on Thursday night, winning 2-0 in just over two hours. The game lasted 2:07, with the Cyclones' pitchers surrendering only one hit to the Lowell hitters. RHP Scott Shaw also became the third Brooklyn pitcher to strikeout 10 batters in a game, joining NYPL All-Stars Brad Holt (10 K's on 7/13 vs. State College and 14 K's on 7/24 vs. Vermont) and Chris Schwinden (12 K's on 8/7 at Lowell).
2B Josh Satin got the Cyclones on the board first with a solo home run to left field in the fifth inning. Satin finished the game going 2-for-3 while also adding an RBI double in the seventh inning. LF Eric Campbell and SS Juan Lagares both collected two hits for Brooklyn, with Lagares hitting a double in the second inning. RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, C Jordan Abruzzo, and CF Sean Ratliff rounded out a nine-hit night for the offense.
Scott Shaw (5-3) was dominant in his first start since August 13. Shaw (pictured, by George Napolitano) allowed just one hit in 6.2 scoreless innings and struck out a season-high 10 batters. The effort moves Shaw into the Top 10 in ERA in the NYPL, now at 2.76. LHP Roy Merritt came in and threw 1.1 perfect innings with three strikeouts before RHP Stephen Clyne closed out the game with a 1-2-3 ninth inning and two strikeouts to earn his ninth save of the season for Brooklyn.
The Cyclones will continue their series with the Lowell Spinners on Friday, August 22 at 7:00 pm. It will be Bike Night at KeySpan Park and fans are invited to stay in their seats after the game for post-game fireworks.
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