Cyclones beat Renegades 3-1, but bats remain muted

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Renegades 1

July 1 at Hudson Valley

Last night every hit mattered — literally.

The Cyclones’s winning momentum continued at Hudson Valley Friday as they beat the Renegades with a respectable 3-1 victory — but the team still hasn’t shaken the “strike out bug” they’re suffering from.

The Cyclones scored early, earning two runs in the first, then scored again in the fifth, but there were plenty of whiffs in the air: the team had 14 strikeouts by the end of the night and exited Dutchess Stadium with only five hits — two of which came from third baseman Brian Harrison, who’s RBI in the first sparked a short rally.

But the Cyclones’s bats have been cursed all season: in fifteen games the Cyclones has had 144 strikeouts. Still, they’re not the New York-Penn League’s strike out kings. The Auburn Doubledays have earned that title, besting the Cyclones with one additional swing.

The Cyclones return home vs. the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497] on July 3, 6 pm. For info, visit www.brooklyncyclones.com.