Short Season Wednesday: Brooklyn and Kingsport fall

SS-A: Vermont Lake Monsters 5, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 2

I don’t know about you, but I really like the name “Lake Monsters”. That’s really cool to say.

The Cyclones have now lost four out of their last five games.

The hitting star was Travis Taijeron, who was 2-2 with 2 doubles, a run scored, and a walk. The effort pushes Taijeron’s triple slash totals to .320/.469/.580 on the season.

My fellow University of South Florida alum Randy Fontenez had a rough outing. He gave up five hits and three runs in his 1 2/3 innings of work.

Brooklyn falls to 11-9 on the season, good for second place, 5 1/2 games behind division leader Staten Island (16-3).


SS-R: Elizabethton Twins 9, @ Kingsport Mets 3

Kingsport starter Brian Valenzuela was not good: 3 IP, 9 hits, 8 runs, 6 earned runs, bb, 3k.

Hansel Robles had the pitching line of the night: 3 2/3 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, bb, 7 k.

Julio Concepcion (pictured) led the offense with three hits, including a double and an rbi. The three hit effort pushes Concepcion to the top of the APPY League with 22 hits on the season. The 21-year old Concepcion is now hitting .349/.385/.492.