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SI Lands a Walkoff Late, 7-5

August 13, 2019 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - Brooklyn Cyclones News Release

STATEN ISLAND, NY - Jake Sanford's two-run home run delivered a walk-off win for the Staten Island Yankees who took down the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Short Season Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, 7-5 in 11 innings at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George in the series finale.

W: Wilson (1-3)

L: Mullenbach (1-2)

Cyclones HR: Ritter (4)

BIG MOMENTS

- In in the 11th inning, Jake Sanford slammed a two-run bomb over the trees in right field to bring the Yankees a 7-5 win.

- Ezequiel Duran's solo home run for Staten Island tied the game 5-5 in the seventh against Brian Metoyer.

- Antoine Duplantis singled in Ranfy Adon in the top of the seventh, breaking a 4-4 tie to give Brooklyn a one-run advantage.

- Down 2-0 in the top of the second, Luke Ritter destroyed a three-run home run down the left field line with an estimated distance of 459 feet, giving Brooklyn a 3-2 edge.

KEY CYCLONES CONTRIBUTORS

- Luke Ritter: 1-3, HR, 3 RBI, R, 2 BB

- Yoel Romero: 2-5, 3B, R

- Antoine Duplantis: 1-5, RBI

- Mitch Ragan: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

NEWS & NOTES

- Brian Metoyer struck out a career-high eight batters in three innings of relief.

- Luke Ritter's 459-foot blast in the second inning registered as Brooklyn's longest home run of the season, surpassing Joe Genord's 412-foot Opening Day blast.

- Cyclones arms tossed four wild pitches, bringing the season total to 61. Last year's team threw 50 wild pitches for the entire season.

WHAT'S NEXT

Cyclones at Vermont Lake Monsters - Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Centennial Field - Burlington, VT

Probables: RHP Nathan Jones (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Michael Murray (2-0, 2.86)

Audio: brooklyncyclones.com/listen


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