July 4 at Staten Island
The Cyclones ended the July 4 weekend with some fireworks of their own — a brilliant 10-3 victory over the hated Staten Island Yankees on the Rock that brought the Baby Bombers’s impressive 13-game winning streak to an unceremonious end.
The ‘Clones’s bats must have been stuffed with bottle rockets Monday night: after a season of strikeouts, the Cyclones suddenly started connecting, beginning with left fielder Javier Rodriguez’s line drive in the first.
From that point on, the team’s bats were ablaze: A set of singles from both third baseman Brian Harrison and outfielder Charles Thurber gave the Cyclones a 2-0 lead in the first, forcing an immediate Yankees pitcher change.
The first inning may have started the rally, but the fifth sealed the deal: outfielder Travis Taijeron homered to right field, then third baseman Richard Lucas doubled on a fly ball to center field with two men on, bringing both teammates home and giving the Cyclones a 9-2 lead that the Yankees couldn’t recover from.
The Cyclones return home vs. the Vermont Lake Monsters at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497] on July 6, 7 pm. For info, visit www.brooklyncyclones.com.——