On Tuesday night it was a Brooklyn Cyclones five run fifth innings that put the game out of reach, and the Hudson Valley Renegades returned that favor to the Cyclones Wednesday night at Dutchess Stadium.
Cyclones starter Will Quaglieri, who entered the game having allowed just two hits in nine innings of work, got the loss allowing six runs on eight hits over his five innings of work. Quaglieri, however did strike out strike out four batters in his last inning of work, after left fielder Pat Breen struck out however reached base on a wild pitch. Quaglieri then went on to strike out John Jaso, Chris Nowak and Matthew Springs.
Cyclones left fielder Dante Brinkley
had two doubles with a run batted in and a run scored. Brinkley has scored 11 runs this season, good enough for second place in the NY-Penn League.
, making his professional debut as the designated hitter went 0-3 with a walk.
Congestion at the Top
There is a three way tie at the top of the McNamara division with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Hudson Valley Renegades and Aberdeen Ironbirds having an 8-5 record.
The Cyclones are expected to do some roster shuffling either Thursday or Friday. The Cyclones released pitcher Kris Regas and infielder Jason Wendt on Monday.
After a brief one game road trip the Cyclones return to KeySpan Park Thursday night to face the New Jersey Cardinals in a 7:00pm start time. Right hander Michael Devaney (0-0 2.00) is expected to start for the Cyclones, with Michael Parisi (0-1 11.57) taking the mound for the Cardinals.
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