The Brooklyn Cyclones have advanced to the NYPL Championship, with a 6-4 victory over Jamestown. The Cyclones fought back to win the series 2 games to 1, after losing Game 1. The Cyclones will take on the Tri-City Valley Cats in the Championship series, beginning on Saturday at Tri-City. (Photo courtesy of brooklyncyclones.com)
The Cyclones wasted no time getting on the board, as leadoff hitter, Darrell Ceciliani (2-3, 2B, 2RBI, BB, SB) doubled, was moved to third-base on a J.B. Brown sac bunt, then scored on a Cory Vaughn (1-4, RBI) ground-out. Ceciliani reached base safely 3 times, and was 6-11 (.545), 5 runs scored, 2 RBI, 4 bb, and 4 stolen bases in the three-game series.
With the game tied at 1 in the bottom of the second, Ceciliani delivered a two-out two-run single to give the Cyclones a 3-1 lead. The Cyclones then added two more runs in the bottom of the third on a Blake Forsythe (1-3, 2 runs, HR, RBI) two-run homerun. The Cyclones added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, on a Juan Ceteno (2-4, 2B, RBI) rbi double.
Chris Hilliard was average in his start, going 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 earned runs, while walking one, and striking out two. The weary bullpen, held Jamestown scoreless over the final three innings. Daniel Carela struck out the final two batters, to pick up the save.