Valley Cats 4
Friday, Sept. 3 at MCU Park
The Cyclones took one step closer to the best winnering percentage in franchise history with a squeaker over the
The Clones built a 5–0 lead with a run in the third on newcomer ZeErika McQueen’s RBI single, and then busting out for four runs in the fourth.
Cory Vaughn led off with a double, which was followed by run on a groundout. Juan Centeno knocked in another run on a single before James Schroeder blew it open with a two-run blast, his first homer of the year.
The Valley Cats made it close, thanks to a double and a triple in the fifth and a two-run homer in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.
Starter Angel Cuan, in his playoff tuneup, was great, pitching four shutout innings. He’ll start Game 2 of the semi-final series next Thursday.
The win raised the Cyclones winning percentage to .685, thanks to a 50–23 record. The inaugural 2001 Cyclones were 52-24 or .684.