You win some, you lose some — and in this up and down week, the Cyclones lost five and won only two, bringing their record to a mediocre 4–5.
June 19, at Keyspan Park
Two out of three ain’t bad. The Cyclones got on the board first against the hated Baby Bombers, thanks to a wild pitch.
Matt Bouchard did hit an RBI double in the eighth to bring the Cyclones within five, but that would be the end of the scoring.
June 20 at Aberdeen
A classic come-from-behind win: Down 2–0, the Cyclones turned it on in the seventh on an Eric Campbell double and a John Servidio homer.
In the next frame, Matt Bouchard singled, then stole second. He later scored on Zach Lutz’s RBI single. Yuri Santana got the save with a two strikeout ninth.
June 21 at Aberdeen
High draft pick Brad Holt was mediocre, allowing a double and a walk in the third before reliever Roy Merritt threw gasoline on the fire, serving up a bases-clearing double. The Clones’ only run came in the seventh on a double by John Servidio and a passed ball and error.
June 22 at Aberdeen (10 innings)
Hot hitters Ralph Henriquez (4-for-5) and John Servidio (2-for-4) led the hitting, but it was Will Vogl’s ninth-ininng homer that sent the game into extra frames — where a Jefferies Tatford single and a Josh Satin sac fly provided the margin of victory. Starter Pedro “No Relation” Martinez went six strong innings, striking out five.
Yury Santana struck out the side in the 10th.
June 23 at Keyspan Park
This one was dull. Sure, the Cyclones got on the board first, thanks to a stand-up triple by Brandon Richey and a groundout by Matt Bouchard. But the Renegades struck back, scoring three in the fifth off starter and loser Tim Stronach.
June 24 at Hudson Valley
The Renegades bashed starting pitcher Manuel Olivares for four runs over the first four innings. The Cyclones’ lone run came in the fifth on a passed ball (of all things).
June 25 at Hudson Valley (12)
The Renegades finally got to Cyclone hurlers in the 12th, when Wendy Rosa, who had tossed nothing but zeroes for two innings, put two men on with a hit and a walk. Jimmy Johnson came on in relief and gave up an RBI single. Red hot John Servidio was the lone bright spot for the Clones, getting two of the team’s six hits. The win capped a three-game sweep for the pesky Renegades and dropped the Cyclones to 4–5.