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CYCLONES GRRREAT AGAINST TIGERS

The Cyclones used a five-run third inning to help shut out the Oneonta Tigers 6-0 on Thursday night.  It was the sixth shutout of the season for Brooklyn and the fourth shutout in August, with the last one taking place on August 21 against Lowell.  Thursday's game also marked the sixth straight game in which Brooklyn got at least nine hits. 

The Cyclones' offense erupted for 12 hits, including four players with at least two hits.  In his first game in Brooklyn this year, SS Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single.  3B Eric Campbell, C Jordan Abruzzo, and 1B Ike Davis all got two hits apiece, while RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a double of his own.  DH Juan Lagares also hit an RBI single and CF Sean Ratliff singled to right field to lead off the third inning and help ignite the five-run outburst.

RHP Jenry Mejia made his tenth start of the season for Brooklyn.  Mejia (pictured, by George Napolitano) worked five innings and allowed four hits and three walks with six strikeouts.  It was the second straight start that Mejia did not allow a run, as he pitched six scoreless innings against Lowell on August 23.  RHP Wendy Rosa then came on to pitch 3.2 innings of solid relief, giving up only two hits and three walks with seven strikeouts before RHP Erik Turgeon closed out the game with a strikeout of his own to seal the victory. 

The Cyclones wrap up their series with the Oneonta Tigers on Friday, August 29 at 7:00 pm when it will be Fireworks Night.

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