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CYCLONES GET CLAWED

The Cyclones dropped their second straight game to the Oneonta Tigers, this time by a final score of 5-4.  Brooklyn notched at least 10 hits for the third straight game, but were unable to recover from a four-run Oneonta fifth inning.  At least three Cyclones had multi-hit efforts for the third straight game as well, but the offense left nine runners on base for the second consecutive night.

DH Reese Havens, CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, LF Darren Clark, and SS Jake Eigsti all had two hits apiece for Brooklyn, with Nieuwenhuis leading the way with a triple and two RBI.  Havens (pictured, by George Napolitano) hit a triple of his own, while Clark and Eigsti both added doubles for the Cyclones, including an RBI double in the third inning by Eigsti.  3B Eric Campbell drove in a run in the fifth inning with an RBI single to center field, and C Jordan Abruzzo singled to center field back in the second inning, but got thrown out hustling to second base when he tried to stretch it into a double.

RHP Jeff Kaplan made his fourth appearance and third start of the season for Brooklyn.  Kaplan threw 4.2 innings and allowed four runs, three hits, and five walks while striking out three.  RHP Tim Stronach took the loss in relief and moved to 2-4 on the season.  Stronach pitched 3.1 innings, giving up just one run on three hits with two strikeouts.  It was a wild pitch by Stronach in the fifth inning that scored the eventual game-winning run for Oneonta.  

The Cyclones wrap up their series against Oneonta on Friday and then travel to Staten Island on Saturday.  They return home to face the Staten Island Yankees on Sunday at 5pm.  Sunday’s game will be presented by Local 926, and kids run the bases after the game.  In addition, former Brooklyn Dodger George "Shotgun" Shuba will be in attendance. 

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