Aug. 1 at MCU Park
Amed Rosario’s two-out single in the ninth capped a two-run ninth, leading the Clones to the team’s first walk-off win of the year.
Down 3–2 to start the final frame, Tucker Tharp walked and advance to second on a ground out. Will Fulmer and Tomas Nido both walked to load the bases for John Mora, whose sacrifice fly scored Tharp.
That brought up Rosario, whose liner to left on an 1-0 pitch gave the Cyclones the win in regulation time — something manger Tom Gamboa was happy about.
“I always tell the guys, we don’t get paid for overtime,” the skipper said after the game. “So we never want to go extra innings.”
Corey Oswalt pitched five solid innings, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out eight.
The Cyclones continue this home stand tonight against the Tigers. Game time is 6 pm.
Making changes: After Thursday night’s lossto the Doubledays, the Cyclones transferred the losing pitcher, Octavio Acosta to the Savannah Sand Gnats. Outfielder John Mora from the Gulf Coast League, who is hitting .318 with 29 runs scored, nine extra base hits, and 14 stolen bases.
Katz me-ouch: Michael Katz will miss the remainder of the season, as he will need surgery to repair the medial patelofemoral ligament in his knee. Katz appeared in 42 games, and hit .275.