June 30 at MCU Park
A grand slam off the bat of Cyclones center fielder Brandon Nimmo lifted the team over the Aberdeen Ironbirds in the rubber match of a three-game series.
The Mini-Mets jumped ahead in the first after back-to-back RBI singles from first baseman Cole Frenzel and left fielder Stefan Sabol. But a double from Ironbirds center fielder Roderick Bernadina drove in two runs and evened the score.
It stayed even until the bottom of the seventh, when Aberdeen hurler Enrico Jiminez gave up a double to Clones shortstop Philip Evans. The Baby O’s called in reliever Alex Schmarzo, who struggled to find the strike zone and walked Sabol and catcher Nelfi Zapata.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Nimmo took the plate — and when Schmarzo threw a meatball over the dish, the slugger from Wyoming made it a grand salami
Clones reliever Timothy Peterson and closer Paul Sewald silenced the Ironbirds the rest of the night.
The Cyclones are home again at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 4498497, www.brooklyncyclones.com] tomorrow at 7 pm as they take on the hated Hudson Valley Renegades.