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Big Night for De La Cruz in 4-3 Wednesday Win

September 15, 2021 - High-A East League (High-A East) - Jersey Shore BlueClaws News Release

BROOKLYN, NY - Carlos De La Cruz homered and drove in two as the BlueClaws held off Brooklyn4-3 on Wednesday night at Maimonides Park.

The BlueClaws (54-60) have now won five of their last six games and have split the first two in Brooklyn (46-68) this week.

De La Cruz's third home run of the season broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning. Brooklyn's Francisco Alvarez added his 21st home run of the year in the bottom of the fourth to re-tie the game at two apiece.

It was De La Cruz who came through again, this time in the sixth when he doubled home Nicolas Torres to put the BlueClaws back in front. Ben Pelletier followed with an RBI single to bring home De La Cruz and put the BlueClaws up 4-2.

Cody Bohanek hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the seventh to pull Brooklyn within 4-3. After the Cyclones got out of a jam in the top of the ninth, they put two on in the bottom of the ninth but Mark Potter got a groundout to end the game and earn his third save of the year.

BlueClaws starter Victor Vargas (3-4) gave up two runs in six innings and Tom Sutera gave up one run in two innings of relief.

Nicolas Torres had two hits, his 11th multi-hit game in 23 games with Jersey Shore.

The BlueClaws and Cyclones continue their series on Thursday night with the final game of the 2021 season set for Sunday.

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