Cyclones’ pitchers impress, batters went 0-for
When you think all-star game, exciting pitcher’s duel doesn’t usually come to mind, but that is exactly what happened in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game that ended in a 1-1 tie with the league showing off why it has a reputation as a pitcher’s haven Tuesday night in Coney Island.
The six Brooklyn Cyclones who played in the NYPL All-Star Game, all played for the South All-Stars, were a perfect example of how it went down as Amed Rosario, Jhoan Urena and Michael Bernal combined to go 0-for-5 while Marcos Molina, Corey Oswalt and Shane Bay combined to toss 2.1 shutout innings.
The best Cyclones’ performance came from Molina, their ace who started the game. He pitched a shutout first inning, he allowed one hit, but struck out a pair including the final batter he faced with a runner in scoring position. The other pitchers were good too. Oswalt did allow two hits though and Bay only pitched to the final batter of the game.
The North All-Stars struck first in this when Bralin Jackson, a Tampa Rays prospect, scored on a RBI single by Nick Tanielu, a Houston Astros prospect, to go up 1-0. The South All-Stars finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh to tie it at 1-1 when Luis Torrens, a New York Yankees prospect, doubled and scored on a sac fly by Derek Campbell, a Philadelphia Phillies prospect.
CELEBRITY ALL-STARS: Prior to the NYPL All-Star Game there was a celebrity softball game (although what passed for celebrities is a little suspect). It was Team Scotto, for FOX 5’s Rosanna Scotta, against Team Franco, obviously for Brooklyn great John Franco. Others who played in the game included Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton, FOX 5 sports anchor Duke Castiglione, Steve Schirripa, of the Sopranos fame, former MLB pitcher John Halama and Brooklyn’s boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi.