Hudson Valley Renegades 1
June 27 at MCU Park
The Clones took an early lead over the Hudson Valley Renegades and made it stick, splitting the series 2–1 and moving the team one game ahead for the top spot in the McNamara Division.
Brooklyn’s boys of summer got on the board in the second when left fielder Stefan Sabol crossed the plate. Right fielder Eudy Pina and second basemen Juan Carlos Gamboa added runs in the following inning — and Pina wasn’t done for the night. In the fourth, Pina — who went two-for-three on the night and leads the team with 11 RBIs this season — drove in designated hitter Nelfi Zapata. The Renegades bullpen held the Mini Mets scoreless in the last five innings of the game, but the damage was done.
Cyclones starter Hansel Robles turned in a strong performance, holding the Junior Rays scoreless and giving up just four hits and no walks before being pulled for reliever David Wynn in the sixth inning. A lone run from Hudson Valley left fielder Joel Caminero foiled a Clones shutout.
The Cyclones are home again at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 4498497, www.brooklyncyclones.com] tonight at 7 pm as they face the Aberdeen Ironbirds.