The Cyclones split a doubleheader with the Auburn Doubledays Thursday, losing the first — a continuation from Wednesday’s suspended game — and winning in the seven-inning second game.
July 11 at Auburn
Doubledays pitchers picked up right where they left off in Wednesday’s suspended game, as they shutout the Cyclones 7–0.
Auburn had a 2–0 on Wednesday before the umpires suspended the game because of bad weather, but the change of date had no effect on the outcome. The Auburn hurlers pitched a no-hitter through seven innings.
The Doubledays added three of the team’s runs in the sixth inning when Austin Chubb scored on a sac fly and Isaac Ballou and Wilmer Difo each ran home off an RBI double by Jean Carlos Valdez.
Cyclones’ second baseman L.J. “Mini-Maz” Mazzilli recorded Brooklyn’s first hit in the seventh, followed by a single by catcher Tomas Nido, but Auburn shut the door on any comeback hopes with a groundout play. The Clones recorded two more hits in the last innings, but nothing came of them.
July 11 at Auburn
The Brooklyn Boys of Summer scored the first four runs of the game and held off a furious comeback attempt to get the doubleheader split in the shortened second game.
First baseman Matt “Bright Eyes” Oberste singled at the top of the order in the second inning, later scoring on an RBI single by catcher Eddie Rohan. Oberste would also hit an RBI single and score another run in the third to put the Clones up by three early.
The Doubledays responded in the fourth with an RBI single by Wilmer Difo and an RBI sac fly by Jordan Poole.
After the Cyclones gave up another run in the fifth, pitcher Dawrin Frias entered in the sixth to retire six straight batters to get the save in the shortened second game.
The Cyclones play at Auburn again tonight in the final game of the set at 7:05 pm.Follow the Cyclones all season long at brooklynpa