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Rutckyj’s Solid Pitching Leads SI Yanks over Brooklyn

In front of a sellout crowd of 7,113 screaming fans the Staten Island Yankees won their second consecutive game against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Evan Rutckyj got the start for the Baby Bombers, the left-hander threw 90 pitches over his seven innings of work, allowing just a run in the top of the third. The lone Cyclones run off of Rutckyj was a solo shot in the third. Besides that he had walked just one, allowed three hits while striking out six. He was consistent throughout the night with his Fastball sitting at 89-91 and mixed his pitches well to keep the Brooklyn hitters off balance.

The Staten Island Yankees were down by one run in the bottom of the fifth but managed to tie things up with two outs. Jose Rosario sent a fly ball to left for a single and came home to score on a Danny Oh double.

The tie would not last very long as the Yankees plated two in the bottom of the sixth. Claudio Custodio started it off with a single to left to bring up the leading power-hitter of the league Saxon Butler. Butlery promptly hit a fly ball over the right-field video board for his eighth homerun of the season.

That would do it for the scoring in the game. Danny Oh went 3-for-3 while Peter O’Brien was 2-for-4 in the contest while Claudio Custodio, Fu-Lin Kuo, Jose Rosario and Saxon Butler each had one hit.

James Pazos closed things out with two strong innings allowing just one hit for the save.

Tonight the Staten Island Yankees go for the series win as Corey Black will be on the mound.

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