Catcher Stacey Bennett and short stop Kevin Rios each had a run batted in for the Cyclones, while center fielder Corey Coles and right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion each had two singles and scored a run.
Joe Williams picked up his first professional win, and lowered his ERA to 1.93, after pitching five scoreless innings allowing just two hits while walking two, and striking out five. Edgar Alfonzo came in to relieve Williams in the sixth inning, and breezed through his first two innings allowing just two hits, before allowing four hits, and three runs in the eight inning. Marcelo Perez picked up his first save of the season by getting second baseman Drew Sutton, who was the tying run at the plate, to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.
Left hander Evan MacLane, who pitched in three games with the Cyclones late last season, including two in the playoffs, will start for the Cyclones Thursday night. MacLane spent the first half of this season with Capital City (A), the Mets affiliate in the South Atlantic League. In 67 2-3 innings MacLane was 5-2 with a 2.39ERA. Evan Englebrook, a 6-8 225 pound right hander will take the mound for the Valleycats.
Notes: Cyclones third baseman Travis Garcia ended a 0-22 drought with a double in the eighth inning. Pitcher Ryan Danly was sent back to Capital City while right hander Ryan Meyers was sent to Kingsport (R)… Jeff Landing is scheduled to pitch in relief of MacLane however could be moved back to Friday depending on how deep in the game MacLane pitches…Cyclones manager Tony Tijerina said after Tuesday's home opener that the plan right now is to try and get 4th round pick Aaron Hathaway in the lineup during the next home stand, which begins Saturday…The Cyclones struck out 14 times bringing their season total to 52. On Monday night the Cyclones struck out 15 times.
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