July 13, 2005 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - Brooklyn Cyclones
July 13, 2005 - The Cyclones started their six game home stand with a 3-0 loss to the Williamsport Crosscutters on Wednesday night. The Cyclones collected only three hits while committing four errors and plunking three batters.
Williamsport jumped on the scoreboard in the first inning and took an early lead without even getting a hit. Two walks, a catcher\'s interference and a hit batter led to the first run crossing the plate for the Crosscutters. That was all the 'Cutters would need. In the third, Williamsport added to their lead after three consecutive, two-out singles drove in another run to boost the lead to 2-0. It would stay that way until the eighth when Williamsport added to their lead thanks to back to back hit batters that would force home a run and increase the score to 3-0.
After struggling early in the game, Cyclone starter, Jeff Landing settled down and pitched well. In six innings of work, he gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits, while walking three and striking out two. Robert Paulk, Travis Hope and Aristides Almenar combined to keep the team in the game, while the offense tried to mount a comeback. In the bottom of the ninth, Brooklyn put two batters on base with one out, but Ivan Naccarata hit into a double play to end the game.
The Cyclones (13-8) continue their six-game homestand tomorrow. Brooklyn will try to even the series with the Willamsport Crosscutters at 7pm on Thursday. There are still great seats available. Tickets can be purchased by calling (718) 507-TIXX, visiting the KeySpan Park Ticket Window, or logging on to www.brooklyncyclones.com.