Cyclones Drop Heartbreaker in Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, MD - Brett Baty drove in three runs, but the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Short Season Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, suffered a walk-off loss to the Aberdeen IronBirds 5-4 Friday night at Ripken Stadium in the series finale. With the defeat, the Cyclones are now in third place in the McNamara Division.
W: Strowd (2-0)
L: Mullenbach (1-5)
- Down 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Jaylen Ferguson homered and Andrew Dashbach drove in the winning run with an RBI single against Brooklyn's Matt Mullenbach to give Aberdeen a 5-4 victory.
- Jake Mangum's RBI single in the top of the fifth gave Brooklyn a 4-3 advantage.
- Trailing 2-0, Brett Baty cruised a three-run double in the left-center field gap, plating a trio of runs to give the Cyclones a 3-2 lead.
- Brooklyn reliever Andrew Edwards struck out a career-high nine batters, tossing 3.1 scoreless inning to preserve a 4-3 lead.
KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS
- Brett Baty: 1-2, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB
- Jake Mangum: 1-3, RBI, BB, R
- Jose Peroza: 2-4
- Andrew Edwards: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
NEWS & NOTES
- Brett Baty, the first round pick of the New York Mets, made his Brooklyn debut.
- At 40-32, Brooklyn enters the final three games of the season behind Hudson Valley and Aberdeen for third place.
- Andrew Edwards struck out nine batters, a season-high for relievers.
Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees
MCU Park - Coney Island, NY
Probables: RHP Matthew Allan (first start) vs. LHP Alfredo Garcia (2-1, 2.25 ERA)
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