Tuesday, July 13 at Lowell
It was a slugfest on the Merrimack as the Cyclones traded the lead six times, with the boys from Brooklyn prevailing, thanks to six unanswered runs late in the game.
After Lowell took a two-run lead in the first off reliable starter Mitchell Houck, the Cyclones scored in the third, two on Rylan Sandoval fourth homer of the year, and a third run on a throwing error after Darrell Ceciliani stole third base.
Two more runs came in in the fourth, thanks to Brian Harrison’s triple and an error that let him walk home.
The Spinners went crazy on Houck in the fourth, scoring six times, but the Cyclones stormed back.
Joe Bonfe’s RBI single in the fifth chipped one run off the Spinners’ lead. Then, Harrison homered in the sixth to get back another.
Cory Vaughn hit his league-leading seventh homer for two RBIs in the seventh, and three more runs — insurance runs this time — scored in the ninth after hits by Ceciliani and Bonfe and a timely wild pitch.
The Cyclones actually pounded out fewer hits than the Spinners (nine to 14), but they almost all counted: three were homers. Plus, Lowell made four errors.
Wes Wrenn got the win in relief.
The next Cyclones home game is tonight at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 19th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497]. For info, visit www.brooklyncyclones.com.