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Muckdogs 4

Cyclones 5 (11 inns.)

Friday, Aug. 6 at MCU Park

Now, this was a gutsy win. First, the Cyclones tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the ninth, then the Brooks won it in the 11th on a walk-off homer by Joe Bonfe.

Batavia did get on the board first with two runs in the sixth off otherwise reliable Angel Cuan.

But the Cyclones answered back with two in the seventh. Darrell Ceciliani started off the rally with his 13th double of the year, and he and Cory Vaughn scored on Brian Harrison’s single.

Then, Batavia put up two more in the ninth — but the Cyclones fought back, tying the score in the home team’s last licks. Ceciliani led off with his second double of the game and Vaughn tied the score with one swing of the bat — his league-leading 12th of the season. Bonfe ended up on third, thanks to a single, a stolen base and an error, with one out, but no one knocked him in for the win.

But in the 11th, Bonfe made up for not scoring by hitting his second homer of the year. Game over.

Ceciliani, who is trying to be the first ballplayer to hit .400 in the New York–Penn League since 1971, was 3-for-5, upping his average to .387. He also had his 10th triple, extending his club record.

The win also gave the Cyclones a 32-15 record — with only four home losses — and an eight-and-a-half-game lead over the second-place Renegades.

The Staten Island Yankees are in last place.

The next Cyclones home game is tonight at 6 pm against the Batavia Muckdogs at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 19th Street in Coney Island, (718) 449-8497]. For info, visit www.brooklyncyclones.com.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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