The Cyclones' offense jumped on the Valley Cats early and often on Tuesday, and then rode another outstanding pitching performance to the finish line for the win, defeating Tri-City 7-2.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis continued his red-hot hitting wih a leadoff double to get things started for Brooklyn, before a single by Seth Williams, a sacrifice fly by Jose Jimenez, and another RBI single by Eric Campbell made it 2-0.
The Cyclones added three more runs in the second inning, on two RBI from Sean Ratliff and another RBI from Williams.
In the fourth, Ratliff (pictured, by George Napolitano) struck again, belting his sixth home run of the season. J.R. Voyles then walked, and was tripled hom by Nieuwenhuis.
Scott Shaw made the start for Brooklyn, and went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, while strikign out seven. he was relieved by Jim Fuller, who finished the Valley Cats off with three perfect innings, in which he struck out four.
The Cyclones return home on Wednesday, August 27 to play the Oneonta Tigers at 7:00 pm when it will be Nut-Free Night.
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