Cyclones thwart Evil Empire on Staten Island

Cyclones 7

Staten Island 4

July 2 on Staten Island

Brooklyn defeated the Yankees last night out on bucolic Staten Island, bouncing back after two tough losses.

The rival squads entered the seventh tied 4–4, when Cyclone Chase Chambers grounded into a double play, sending home Jose Miguel Medina — who had doubled and moved to third on a David Miranda single — and giving our boys the lead, which they held for the rest of the game.

Cyclones batters added some insurance in the eighth. After the Evil Empire walked Nick Meyer and then Kendall Coleman, moving Meyer to second, Clone slugger Oliver “The Programmer” Pascual grounded out, sending Meyer to third and Coleman to second. Medina then knocked a double to left, bringing Meyer and Coleman home and upping the score to 7–4.

Brooklyn started the game swinging, taking a three-run lead in the second after Ross Adolph smacked a two-run homer — his first as a professional — that scored him and Chase Chambers, who had singled through the hole, and borough son Manny Rodriguez singled to bring in Nick Meyer after he tripled.

But Staten Island swung back, scoring one when Junior Soto solo homered in the third, and three more in the fourth to take the lead before the Cyclones scored the game-tieing run in the sixth, when Adolph hit a single that brought in Miranda, who had walked and moved to third on a single from Chambers.

The Clones hope to triumph over the Yankees again tonight at MCU Park at 7 pm.

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