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CYCLONES PLUCK BIRDS

The Brooklyn Cyclones (6-1) topped the Aberdeen IronBirds (3-4) on Friday night by a score of 9-2 to notch the team's fourth straight win.

On Friday, lefthander Mark Cohoon (2-0) made his second strong start for the Cyclones, allowing just two runs (one earned) in 7.0 innings for his second win of the year.  Cohoon surrendered just three hits, while striking out six batters.  LHP Matias Carrillo relieved Cohoon in the eighth, and tossed a perfect frame.  Carrillo has yet to allow a run this season in three appearances.  RHP Michael Powers closed out the game with a perfect inning of his own.

DH Ralph Henriquez got the Cyclones on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the second inning, his first of the season.  Henriquez (pictured, by George Napolitano) went 2-for-3 in the game.  After Aberdeen tied the score in the third, SS Luis Nieves helped put Brooklyn ahead for good with a two-run home run, also his first of the year, in the fifth inning.  Nieves finished 3-for-4, and tacked on two more RBI in the ninth inning.  C Juan Centeno continued his hot start, also going 3-for-4 to raise his season average to .471, and chipping in with one RBI.  2B Matt Bouchard added two RBI, as well.

The Cyclones continue their series with Aberdeen on Saturday, before returning to Brooklyn on Sunday for another exciting game, with New York Mets pitcher Oliver Perez making a rehab start for Brooklyn.  The 5pm game against the Hudson Valley Renegades will also feature American Girl giveaways and it will be Girl Scout Night at the ballpark.  In addition, the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive Logo Baseballs, courtesy of Astella Pharma US, Inc. in partnership with Donate Life.

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