Aug. 7 in Mahoning Valley
Jeffrey Diehl came back from an oblique injury in a big way on Friday night, going two–for–four and bringing in the winning run.
The Cyclones scored first when a line-drive single by Jhoan Urena sent Amed Rosario home.
Corey Oswalt got the ball for the Cyclones and produced another strong outing. In six innings on the mound he gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three batters.
Ohio’s Scrappers jumped ahead 2–1 after an error by Michael Conforto and a walk put two men on, then a single and another error, this one by John Mora, brought the runners home.
Brooklyn regained the lead in the fourth after Jeffrey Diehl pulled a single down the left-field line that brought Michael Bernal and Adrien Abreu across the plate. The Cyclones got an insurance run in the seventh when a failed pick-off attempt allowed Dimas Ponce to bring it home.
Cameron Griffin and Kelly Secrest took the mound for the seventh and eighth, respectively, and both went scoreless. Shane Bay closed it out with a perfect ninth inning.
The Cyclones continue on the road to face Batavia upstate today. They return home on Wednesday.