Bats Wake up for Cyclones
by Nigel Chiwaya
Aug 12, 2009 | 5588 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bats are back: After struggling to score runs, the Cyclone bats found their stroke last week. The ‘Clones swept through Batavia, winning a 15-11 slugfest along the way, followed by gritty 6-5 and 5-4 victories. After the three game set with the Muckdogs, Brooklyn then battled the Jamestown Jammers. Depite Jamestown’s awful 20-31 record, the Jammers were more than a match for the Cyclones, taking the first two games of the three game set and limiting Brooklyn to just one run. The ‘Clones broke through in the third game, however, knocking out 14 hits en route to an 8-4 victory.

Cyclone of the Week: First basemen Sam Honeck went batted 5-for-17 (.294) in 4 games last wee. Honeck also drew three walks and knocked in 3 RBI. Honeck’s big night game came Sunday against Jamestown, when the Grayson County College product went 4-4 with a walk and an RBI.

Notable Performance: On Sunday, pitcher Mark Cohoon bounced back from his awful start against Hudson Valley to dominate Jamestown. Cohoon pitched 7 and two-thirds strong innings, allowing three runs but striking out five as Brooklyn rolled 8-4.

Upcoming Games: The next six games will be pretty tough for Brooklyn, as they face Mahoning Valley and Oneonta, the Pickney and Stedler division leaders, respectively. Mahoning Valley is on a hot streak, winning 9 of their last 10 games.

Upcoming Promotions: Sunday August 16 is Tommy Lasorda day. The legendary manager will be in Brooklyn for his induction in the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame. In addition, the first 1,500 fans ages 15 and over will receive a Lasorda photograph baseball.

Brooklyn Batters Jamestown 8-4

The Brooklyn Cyclones (32-19) beat the Jamestown Jammers (20-31) by a score of 8-4 on Sunday night to win the last game of the series.

LHP Mark Cohoon pitched another gem, earning his league-leading seventh win with 7.0 strong innings. Cohoon allowed three runs on three hits in the second inning, but did not allow a run in any other frame. He allowed six hits in total, one walk, and struck out five batters. Matias Carrillo came on in relief in the eighth inning, and closed out the Jammers with 2.0 innings, in which he allowed just one hit -- a solo home run.

The Cyclones’ offense racked up 14 hits in the game, with Sam Honeck going 4-for-4 to lead the charge. Honeck (pictured, by George Napolitano) scored once and drove in two. Nick Santomauro, Alex Gregory, and Matt Gaski registered two hits eacfh, and Dock Doyle, Ralph Henriquez, John Servidio, and Nick Giarraputo had one hit apiece.

The Cyclones next travel to Mahoning Valley for a three-game set, before returning to Brooklyn on Friday, August 14th to kick off a series with the Oneonta Tigers. On the 14th, fireworks will accompany the Friday night game.
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