Coming off a five-inning gem against Aberdeen
last week, Cyclones starter Tobi Stoner started off well, working a scoreless inning in the first before giving up a solo-homer
to Aberdeen first-baseman Chris Vineyard in the second to put Brooklyn down early 1-0.
Working ahead of most of the hitters he
faced until giving up two runs on two hits in the sixth, Stoner breezed through the third, fourth and fifth, striking out
seven before being replaced by Jeremy Mizell.
Mizell would stop the bleeding for the
Cyclones in the fifth, getting Corey Shafer to fly out to Floyd to end the inning. However, the seventh would prove to be
adventurous for Mizell, who would leave the bases loaded. Fortunately, Brooklyn skipper George Greer would call on Nick
Abel, who would need only two pitches to get Ironbirds shortstop Jedidiah Stephen to fly out to right fielder Jonathan Sanchez
to end the frame.
Abel would work a scoreless eighth and
ninth, keeping the game close and gave the Cyclones an ample opportunity to strike back. However, the Mets Single-A affiliate's bats
wouldn’t have enough firepower to pull out a victory.
Joe Holden and Jonathan Schemmel would
have the only hits for the Cyclones until the bottom of the eighth, when Jonathan Sanchez’s lead off, line-drive homer
would give Brooklyn their first run of the game.
Despite the quick offensive outburst in
the eighth, the bottom of the ninth would end quickly for the Cyclones, with Aberdeen reliever Brett Bordes giving up a Dustin
Martin double but settled down to throw a scoreless ninth for his second save of the season.
After the game, Cyclones Manager George
Greer was unavailable for comment.