Short Season Thursday: Cyclones back on track; Kingsport with bus issues; Urbina solid

SS-A: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, @ Staten Island Yankees 6

Wilfredo Tovar (2-5, 2SB, 2RBI) singled in two runs in the 7th inning, to lead the Brooklyn Cyclones (39-20) to a 7-6 victory over the Staten Island Yankees.  The Cyclones opened the game with a four-run 1st, highlighted by a J.B. Brown (1-4, HR, 3RBI) 3-run homerun.   Staten Island then rallied in a 5-run 3rd inning, off of Brooklyn starter A.J. Pinera (4 1/3 IP, 7h, 5r, 3er, 2bb, 3K) to take a 5-4 lead.    Darrell Ceciliani (1-4, 2 runs, 2B, SB (19)), Joe Bonfe (2-5, 2RBI), and James Scroeder (2-4, run) helped the Cyclones attack.  Wes Wrenn (2 2/3 IP, 1h, 0r, 1bb, 2K) picked up the win in relief of Pinera, and Ryan Fraser (2/3 IP, K) notched his 10th save.

Notes: Cory Vaughn did not play for the second consecutive game.  I do not have any further information concerning Vaughn.  Also, C Juan Centeno was forced to leave the game after a 1st inning triple, and was replaced by Blake Forsythe.

SS-R: Kingsport Mets 8, @ Burlington Royals 3

The Kingsport Mets (24-30) team bus broke down on the way to Burlington, but their bats showed up to defeat the Royals 8-3.  According to Brian Boesch, of MiLB.com, the K-Mets did not arrive to the stadium until 7:45pm, due to the bus breaking down and traffic.  After completing the first inning, the already late starting game was delayed for more than an hour due to rain.  Kingsprort scored three in the 1st, two in the 8th, and three more in the 9th.  Offensive stars include: ZeErika McQueen (2-5, 3 runs, 2SB), Aderlin Rodriguez (2-5, 2B, 2RBI), Lucas Stewart (2-5, HR, 2RBI), and Albert Cordero (2-5, RBI).  Jhonathan Torres (4 IP, 2h, 6K) picked up the win with four shut-out innings.

Notes: OF Javier Rodriguez (.323/.357/.519) returned to the Kingsport lineup, after missing the previous 8 games.

SS-R: @ GCL Astros 3, GCL Mets 2

Juan Urbina was solid in the 3-2 loss to the GCL Astros.  Urbina pitch 5 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, while walking none and striking out 5.  Overall for the season Urbina is 5-3, 5.16 ERA in 10 starts.  Urbina has given up 2 or less earned runs in 6 of his 10 starts.

1B Nestor Moreno was 4-4 with 2 doubles and a SB.  Francisco Pena saw his first action behind the plate, before being lifted in the 6th inning.  He committed a throwing error and was 0-2 with 2K at the plate.

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