Lake Monsters 4
Tuesday, Aug. 31 at MCU Park
Baseball may be a team game, but this game was all Jeff Flagg.
The Cyclones’ first baseman knocked in five runs — including three on a walk-off homer — to tie the team’s single-season RBI record.
His co-record-holder dresses in the same clubhouse; slugger Cory Vaughn got his 50th RBI in the first on a SAC fly.
Flagg then got his first two runs batted in in the third, when he singled.
But after the Lake Monsters took a 4–3 lead with a two-run fifth, Flagg delivered a bottom-of-the-seventh dinger that sent the crowd home happy and gave the Cyclones their 47th win against just 22 losses.
But the bad news? Slugger Darrell Ceciliani was a last-minute scratch after injuring himself before the game. With Rylan Sandoval already out with a broken wrist, the Cyclones playoff hopes are dimmer unless Ceciliani gets healthy.