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Ritter Homers, But Cyclones Fall 6-1

May 5, 2021

W: Casey (1-0) | L: Butto (0-1) Brooklyn HR: Ritter (1) Attendance: 1,200 ASHEVILLE, NC (May 5, 2021) – The Asheville Tourists rode a four-run fourth inning en route to a 6-1 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones, the High-A affiliate of the New York Mets, Wednesday night at McCormick Field

W: Casey (1-0) | L: Butto (0-1)

Brooklyn HR: Ritter (1)

*_Attendance: *_1,200

ASHEVILLE, NC (May 5, 2021) – The Asheville Tourists rode a four-run fourth inning en route to a 6-1 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones, the High-A affiliate of the New York Mets, Wednesday night at McCormick Field in game two of a six-game series.

BIG MOMENTS

  • The Tourists took advantage of four walks in the fourth inning, scoring all four free baserunners. Second baseman Enmanuel Valdez highlighted the frame with a two-run single to push the lead to 4-0.
  • After starter Cole McDonald exited the game with injury in the second inning, Tourist reliever Chandler Casey took over and delivered four runs of shutout ball to earn the win.
  • Luke Ritter drilled a solo home run, his first of the season, to get the Cyclones on the board in the top of the seventh inning.

KEY CYCLONES PERFORMERS

  • Cody Bohanek: 3-3, walk
  • Luke Ritter: 1-4, home run, RBI, run
  • Matt Winaker: 1-2, two walks
  • Bryce Montes de Oca: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Brooklyn reliever Bryce Montes de Oca made his professional debut three years after being drafted by the Mets in the ninth round of the 2018 MLB Draft. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound right-hander was sidelined due to injury since his draft year.
  • Cyclones infielder Cody Bohanek has reached base in eight of his first 10 plate appearances to start the season.
  • Left-hander Andrew Edwards made his season-debut, returning to the mound in a Brooklyn uniform for the first time since securing the save in Game 3 of the New York-Penn League championship in 2019 against Lowell.

WHAT’S NEXT

Cyclones at Asheville, Thursday, 6:35 p.m.

Probables: RHP Oscar Rojas (first start) vs. RHP Matt Ruppenthal (first start)

Audio: MiLB First Pitch App