The Brooklyn Cyclones (38-30) had their hitting shoes on during the 10-1 victory over the Tri-City ValleyCats (43-25), as the offense broke out for 13 hits and the team circled the bases for a season-high 10 times in the game.
At first it had seemed the game would go the way of the ValleyCats, who are currently in first place in the New York-Penn League Stedler Division, as the visiting team plated an early first run to open things up.
Brooklyn responded in a big way recording back-to-back big innings in the bottom of the First and Second recording three and five runs respectively. The offense had the foot on the gas, adding two more in the bottom of the fifth, as the bats made solid contact throughout the game.
The Cyclones had four players with multi-hit games, as returning Outfielder/Designated Hitter John Mora led the way with three hits in the leadoff spot. Mora who missed two games with an ankle injury, wasted no time getting himself back into the offense using his speed three times to steal a base during the game.
Also leading the offense was Michael Conforto with his two hit, three RBI performance. Tyler Moore continues to swing a hot stick tallying two hits and plating two, while Michael Bernal rounded out the offense with his two hit, two RBI performance.
Cyclones Starter Marcos Molina (7-2) found his rhythm after the first inning, having another strong performance for the hosts. The righty tossed Six and Two-Thirds Innings, striking out eight batters, walking five and allowing only one run. Molina who was named the NYPL Pitcher of the week has allowed two base hits over his last 13.2 innings on the mound.
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Brooklyn Cyclones Manager Tom Gamboa Postgame thoughts:
The Cyclones remain 2.0 games ahead of the Connecticut Tigers in the race for the New York-Penn League Wild Card with only eight games left during the 2014 regular season. One of those eight games will happen on Monday, August 25 when the team heads over the Verrazano Bridge to take on their longtime rivals in the Staten Island Yankees.
It was also announced that the team will be selling tickets to the potential Playoff Games on Monday Morning at 10 a.m. Game A-which is potentially Game One of the New York Penn-League Semi-Finals could potentially be played on Wednesday September 3 at MCU Park.
Brooklyn will host their regular season finale against the Staten Island Yankees on Sunday, August 31, with that game set to start at 6:00 p.m.
All fans are encouraged to stay tuned to 1495 Sports as we hope to keep updated on the Wild Card Chase, fans are also encouraged to check out the Brooklyn Cyclones website for updated information and tickets to all games: