All looked good at the start game for the Cyclones as they opened up a 5-0 lead against the Jammers.
At the end though Brooklyn’s (15-18) hardships continue, as Jammers’ second basemen Erik Lunde brought home the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th breaking a 6-6 tie, to give Jamestown (14-18) the lead, and eventually the visiting team were able to get the runs needed to pick up the victory.
With the loss the Cyclones dropped their seventh straight game 8-6 in ten innings, at MCU Park on Thursday night. Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa saw his team, who made four errors while also leaving 14 men on base, give the game away.
“Losing teams will find ways to lose. Unfortunately we are in the midst of that right now. This is a game tonight that we didn’t lose as much as we flat out gave it away.”
The Cyclones struck first when first baseman Michael Katz grounded out to second to score center fielder Joe Tuschak.
Brooklyn added to their lead in the second with four more runs. The big hit being a two RBI double from shortstop Amed Rosario, who went 4- for- 5.
Gamboa and the rest of the SNY audience that was watching the live broadcast, saw the young shortstop show off some of his offensive skills
“He had fantastic game with the bat tonight. Running the bases, driving in runs, he really put on a show showing what he is capable of doing on the baseball field,” Gamboa said.
Jamestown answered in the top of the third scoring four runs off of Cyclones starter Casey Meisner, which included a two run home run by Staten Island Native Kevin Krause.
The Jammers then took a 6-5 the lead in the top of the fifth on a dropped fly ball by Tuschak in center field. Brooklyn tied the game in the bottom of the frame when Jhoan Urena recorded his second RBI of the contest on a ground out to second which scored Tuschak. After the fifth the Cyclones bats went cold and they couldn’t find a way to regain the lead.
On the positive side of things Gamboa feels like this recent stretch will be used as a learning experience to show the players that in professional baseball if you play hard night in and night out things can change or poor play can knock a team out of a playoff race.
“As a group if they think they are going to win just by showing up or feeling sorry for themselves this thing can mushroom and keep on going until they make a conscious decision to play hard for a nine innings and focus so we do not make the little mistakes that make the outcomes of games,” he said.
The Cyclones look to avoid the sweep and snap their losing streak tomorrow in the series finale against Jamestown. In the finale it will be Brooklyn lefty Carlos Valdez (2-1, 5.03 ERA) slated to take on Jamestown righty Tyler Eppier (0-1, 3.12 ERA) in a game that is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.
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