The Cyclones (30-13) swept the two-game series against the Staten Island Yankees (20-19), winning the second game by the score of 7-4 on Sunday evening. Brooklyn scored their runs in four seperate innings en route to a total of seven runs on 11 hits in their 12th matchup against Staten Island this season. The Cyclones now stand eight games above the Yankees in first place in the McNamara Division.
2B J.B. Brown broke out of a slump, going 2-for-4 while adding an RBI and a run scored. SS Rylan Sandoval collected three hits, a run scored, and an RBI -- driving in Brown with a single to left-centerfield in the fourth inning. RF Cory Vaughn, CF Darrell Ceciliani, and 3B Joe Bonfe had two hits each and 1B Jeff Flagg drove in Sandoval with a deep sac fly in the seventh inning. C Blake Forsythe led off the eighth inning with a home run over the left-center wall -- the first of his professional career.
LHP Angel Cuan baffled the Yanks over 5.2 innings, surrendering two runs on three hits. Cuan (pictured, by George Napolitano) earned his fifth win and tied a career high with 10 stikeouts. RHP Wes Wrenn surrendered two runs in the seventh inning -- only the second time Wrenn has allowed runs to score since being converted to a reliever on July 10th. LHP Hamilton Bennett threw for the second straight night, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings to hold the lead for Brooklyn. RHP Johan Figuereo completed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his seventh save of the season.
The Cyclones return home on Monday, August 2nd to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7p.m. That night the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a one-of-a-kind Ike Davis upside-down Bobblehead. On Monday, fans can also purchase tickets for the game at 2001 prices thanks to "Turn Back the Clock" ticket pricing. August 2nd is also Medieval Times Night at MCU Park, complete with a post-game joust.
There's something for everyone at every Cyclones game -- free t-shirts, free jerseys, bobbleheads, fireworks, free food, and more!
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Written by Christian Karayannides