Cyclones come up short in comeback bid
Error-Fueled Ninth-Inning Rally Not Enough in 7-5 Loss at Connecticut
The Connecticut Tigers seemed willing to give the Cyclones several chances at what would have been a miraculous comeback win Wednesday night in front of 4,107 fans at Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium.
But after a series of errors and misplays put Brooklyn in position to post its first back-to-back victories of the young season, second baseman Nick Sergakis grounded out with two on in the top of the ninth inning to leave the Baby Bums with a 7-5 loss to the Tigers.
Brooklyn starter Gabriel Llanes, who pitched five solid frames in the Cyclones’ grueling 20-inning, season-opening loss to Staten Island at MCU Park last Friday night, was ineffective in his second outing.
The 20-year-old right-hander from Downey, California surrendered six earned runs on 10 hits over five innings to put the Baby Bums in an early 6-0 hole.