Amed Rosario was the hero on Wednesday night, as the Brooklyn Cyclones (40-31) continued their push to the playoffs with a 3-2 victory in 11 innings, over the Staten Island Yankee, at MCU Park.
Staten Island struck first in the first inning, as First baseman Connor Spencer hit a sac fly to drive in Devyn Bolasky.
The Cyclones answered it the bottom half of the third, when Third baseman Jhoan Urena reached on an infield single, following the hit Spencers threw the ball away trying to get the speedy Urena out, which allowed Michael Conforto, who was 4- for- 5 with two singles and two doubles, to score.
Brooklyn would take the lead in the sixth. Alfredo Reyes grounded into a double play which allowed Tucker Tharp to score.
With fans of both teams getting into the game the Baby Bombers came back to tie the game in the next half inning. Following a single by Spencer, Brooklyn starter Scarlyn Reyes threw three wild pitches to allow Spencer to come home.
The Cyclones found their magic in the bottom half of the eleventh. Center fielder Tucker Tharp reached on an infield single to start the frame. Following the Tharp hit, Second baseman Anthony Chavez reached on a bunt single. Alfredo Reyes put down a sac bunt to move the runners over. Yankee pitcher Matt Wotherspoon walked Adrian Abreu. With the bases loaded, Wotherspoon hit Rosario which lifted the Cyclones to the victory.
Relievers Kelly Secrest, Shane Bay, and Brad Wieck combined for five strike outs, while only giving up two hits in four innings of work.
Brooklyn continues their quest for a playoff berth tonight (August 28) when they travel to Tri-City to play the ValleyCats. Arias Martires (1-0 1.10 ERA) gets the ball for the Cyclones, who lead Connecticut by two games in the Wild Card race.
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